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Postdoc in Geoinformatics on Migration Modelling

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, Copenhagen campus, a position as Postdoc Researcher in Geoinformatics is open for appointment from 1 March 2020 or soon hereafter. The initial appointment for this position will be for 2 years, with possibility of extension.The field of the Department for Planning includes development and planning in a broad sense, and thereby it ranges from the social science aspects of development like environmental management, physical planning, sector planning, land management, to technical subjects such as surveying and geoinformatics.

Job description

The position is allocated to the Geoinformatics research group, which covers a broad range of topics including spatial data infrastructure, geospatial analysis and modelling, earth observation, and geospatial enabled technologies broadly. The research is often associated with other topics at the Department of Planning such as climate change, migration, and spatial planning.

This specific position will be placed in an internally funded interdisciplinary 3-year project on Global flows of refugees and their impact on North European welfare states, with contributions mainly work packages 1.1 and 1.3. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, Department of Culture and Global Studies, and the Department of Learning and Philosophy. Moreover, the successful applicant will work closely with a PhD student in a new Horizon 2020 project FUME on Future Migration Scenarios for Europe, starting in December 2019.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section, Professor Henning Sten Hansen, e-mail: hsh@plan.aau.dk / phone: +45 2815 6464 or Associate professor Carsten Kessler, e-mail: kessler@plan.aau.dk / phone.: +45 2090 7226.

See more at  about the department at www.plan.aau.dk 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dkXXXXXX or phone (+45) 9940 7553


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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