Post Doctoral Researcher in Data Compression and Storage for Water Environments

Aarhus University

Aarhus, Denmark 🇩🇰

Are you interested in Data Compression, Analytics, and its applications to digital systems in water environments and can you contribute to the development of the Water Knowledge project financed by the Villum Foundations? Then the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites you to apply for a 18-month Post Doctoral position, where the first 2 months are for 37h/week work time (full time) and the remaining 16 months are financed at part-time (10h/week).

Expected start date and duration of employment
This is an 18-month position from July 1st, 2023 or as soon possible.
The first 2 months are for 37h/week work time (full time) and the remaining 16 months are part-time (10h/week).

Job description
This section may include topics such as:

  • You will be contributing to developing a pioneering area at the intersection of data compressions, analytics and biology with strong cooperation across departments.
  • You will be working primarily with data compression, storage and data bases in the context of water environments.
  • You will be involved in the Water Knowledge project financed by the Villum Foundation Synergy grants.
  • These activities will be in close collaboration with the Biology Department and our electronic team from OrbitLab.

Your profile
This section may include topics such as:

  • Applicants should hold a PhD in electrical and computer engineering, software engineering, computer science or similar.
  • Experience in the use and design of data bases, design of compression algorithms, and use of Cloud and web technologies.
  • Scientific publication experience
  • Collaboration skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Software engineering experience is a plus

Who we are
Electrical and computer engineering are closely related technical science disciplines focusing on research into hardware and software technologies that play a vital role in defining modern society, its digitalisation and human behaviour therein. Our focus is on research and development activities in the fields of communication and networks, control and automation, photonics, signal processing, software and IT systems, robot technology, medical technology, health technology, electrical energy technology, and acoustics and sound technology.

Many of our research and development activities are based on the specific innovation needs or specialist application areas of specific companies. Close collaboration with the public sector and private companies ensures that the knowledge and technology generated in the department’s research environments has a clear anchoring in reality and benefits society as whole. We also provide research-based public sector consultancy on technology in the agriculture and food area. 

At the department, we educate BEng, BSc and MSc graduates in engineering for Danish society.

The research will be carried out at the Network Computing, Communications and Storage Group (NETX).  NETX develops techniques and practical solutions grounded on information theory, communication theory, signal processing, and networking theory. Our team’s work goes from proposing and developing theoretical frameworks and mathematical models, all the way to the development of software libraries, prototypes, and demonstrations in real devices.

What we offer
This section may include topics such as:
The department/centre offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Helsingforsgade 10, Aarhus N, 8200, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.





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