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Postdoc in Smart Production (2022-224-04974)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production (Section for Production), a postdoc position in Smart Production is available from February 1st, 2023 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years.

Job description

Department of Materials and Production (MP) has a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department's mission is to meet the future's demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials' applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The postdoc is part of the new MADE FAST research and innovation program. MADE is a national collaboration platform across universities, industry and RTO’s. MADE FAST is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, industry and universities. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the industrial partners in MADE FAST. Read more on:

We are looking for a candidate to a workstream that address execution and optimization of the entire end-to-end value chain, and the goal is to address the following problems: 1) How to create the foundation and data platform as well as new collaboration methods; 2) How to manage complexity in operations and supply chains; and 3) How to develop new solutions by iterative exploration through joint industrial demonstrators.

The specific project is carried out in collaboration with Arla ( and is focused on supporting their continued journey of digitalizing their operations and supply chains. The expectations are that the candidate contribute with an action-based approach focused on developing and testing research concepts in real life and also considering scaling issues in the organization.

The specific project builds on Arla’s IoT data-hub and seek to “Democratizing Data Science”, by enabling business end-users with advanced analytical capabilities.

As a successful candidate you will participate in education, academic and collaborative research activities in the production section and with external partners. The research covered by these positions will all be within the area of smart production.

In this position a main industrial partner is specified, but the candidate will also be linked to a unique network of MADE consortium partners and the overall MADE platform consisting of more than 50 industrial researchers ( Work will be split between the main industrial partner and AAU and physical presence is expected in both places, which also means that travelling should be expected.

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

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Charles Møller, or +45 61677786.

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.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

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 Mathilde Vestergaard Nielsen by mail 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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