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Research Assistant in Computational Architecture

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology a position as Research Assistant in Architecture is open for appointment from November 1st, 2020 or soon hereafter and until October 31st, 2021. The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology's goal is the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

We are looking for a Research Assistant to our Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology. The position is located at the section of Architecture and Urban Design.

The position is based on interdisciplinary research and teaching in architectural design, architectural computation, robotics and associated engineering, with particularly focus on the creative and interactive aspects of robotic-based making.
You must have experience with parametric design systems, robotic systems in architecture or design, and an aptitude for experimental research. It is an advantage if you can demonstrate a strong link between architectural thinking and advanced fabrication methods, also showing critical theoretical thinking within the field.
The position is part of the research project Creative Robotics, with predominant research activities and associated teaching.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section Lea Holst Laursen, mail: llhl@create.aau.dk, tel. + 45 9940 7174

Qualification requirements:
The required level of qualifications is at master level. 

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
  • Copy of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and, if any, PhD) On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. 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.

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

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 99403972. 

Appointment to Research Assistant may be for a period of up to three years. Reappointment may be made, but a Research Assistant can only be appointed to Research Assistant for a period of maximum three years. Further information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

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.

Vacancy number

2020-224-03063

Deadline

23/09/2020

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