Post Doc in Architectural Engineering

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering a part time (22%) position as Post Doc in Architectural Engineering is open for appointment from 01.10.2018 or soon hereafter.The position is available for 4 years. The Department of Civil Engineering focuses on the technical and scientific disciplines within civil engineering. Research areas span from Indoor Environment, Wind Turbines, Structural Design, Structural Materials, Geotechnical Engineering, Wave Energy to Traffic along with many other areas. The research is conducted in a national as well as an international research environment. The Department takes on contract research for both public institutions and private companies. The research projects involve both theoretical research and in situ measurements along with laboratory experiments. As an employee at the Department of Civil Engineering you become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The post doc position focuses on research and teaching within stochastic simulation of indoor environment and energy use in buildings. Teaching will mainly be related to the engineering programmes on Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering, Building Energy Design and Architecture & Design. At bachelor level teaching is in Danish, while it is in English at Master level.

The Research Topic

The vision is to improve especially the early design stages by using high-dimensional design space spanned by thousands of statistically chosen building performance simulations (BPS) together with interactive visualizations to encourage multi-actor collaboration and design space exploration.


The objective of the post doc project is to investigate how indoor quality and energy efficiency of buildings can be improved by using Monte Carlo simulations, stochastic building simulation, sensitivity analysis and meta modeling together with innovative visualizations to aid decision-making in the early design stages.

A PhD or similar scientific qualifications in Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering or related studies are preferable. Candidates with a documented strong background in stochastic building simulation and solid knowledge of the Danish building industry will be preferred. 

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Rasmus Lund Jensen Department of Civil Engineering, phone +45 3022 4645, email: concerning the scientific aspects of the position.

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

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.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7553.
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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Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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Online application - some good advice

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