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One or more postdoc positions in Models, Tools and realizations of Intelligent Embedded Syststems

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science,  Center for Embedded Software Systems (CISS), several Postdoc positions are available. The positions are open for appointment from July 1, 2020 or soon thereafter. The position is for one year with an optional extension of one more year. Regarding the host institution: The Computer Science Department at Aalborg University takes a leading international position within data management and verification. It is a very young university (1974) but with a strong international profile in Mathematics, and Computer Science & Engineering, also hosting the two most highly cited Computer Scientists of the country. According to the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014 measuring the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide, Aalborg University is ranked no. 117 worldwide and is the highest ranked Danish university within Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.

Job description

The research will focus on tools and realizations of Intelligent, Embedded Systems with particular focus on their applications on mobile and energy aware systems. The positions are related to three large innovation projects which also include industrial partners. The projects include DONUT (https://www.dryp.global/donut), DiCyPS (https://www.dicyps.dk/dicyps-in-english/) and a newly initiated project on Flexible Energy (https://www.flexibleenergydenmark.com/) involving the Technical Universities in Denmark as well as a number of companies covering the full value chain of the Danish Energy System. The positions are also related to two newly granted EU H2020 projects on flexible energy for buildings and energy systems. One of them is FEVER on Flexible Energy Production, Demand and Storage-based Virtual Power Plants for Electricity Markets and Resilient DSO Operation (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/864537).

Concretely, we are looking for applicants with a strong background and interest in one (or both) of the following:

(1) Tools and algorithms for the analysis of real time systems: The UPPAAL tool family has been developed jointly with UPPSALA university, and in Aalborg, a number of extensions have been developed for statistical model checking, game analysis, test generation etc. Recently, machine learning techniques have been adapted.
(2) Modelling, analysis and implementation of distributed and networked systems: Modelling of protocols for networked and distributed systems with particular emphasis on their quantitative properties like real time and energy consumption. Implementation of such protocols in realistic IoT settings. Services for and interoperability of IoT systems.

Within these areas, the positions come with many freedoms in terms of the specific research direction, methodology, and approaches taking the specific project needs into consideration. Accordingly, in addition to the detailed CV and recommendation letters (if any), the applicant should provide a short cover letter which describes the applicant’s background, interests, and initial thoughts and ideas.

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University. 

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof Kim G. Larsen kgl@cs.aau.dk / https://cs.aau.dk/~kgl/ 

For more information about the department.

Aalborg is an attractive student city located at the Fjord and close to the Sea, and is well-connected (by car, train, but also via Aalborg Airport). Denmark in general and Aalborg in particular are known for their excellent quality of life. Denmark took the top spot on the United Nation's World Happiness Report, 2013 & 2014 & 2016 and came in third in the 2015 report: http://www.visitdenmark.co.uk/en-gb/denmark/art/happiest-people-world.

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 Mrs. Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 


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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