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Post Doc in Computer Engineering

We are seeking applicants for a 2-year part-time position in Computer Engineering to join us at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University working with the development of a new screening procedure for hospital use and related projects.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2–year position where you will work part-time (20 hours a week) from 1.8.2022.

This is a fixed-term position to end on 31.7.2024.

Job description

You will be supporting our work on co-developing an automated platform for the screening of pregnant women as part of an EU funded research project

You will be working primarily with sensors and embedded communication technology including a range of technologies within the IOT field

You will also work on other projects – and in support of previous projects

You will be co-supervising engineering and medical students and perform a limited number of teaching activities – with a focus on your own R&D activities

All activities will be in close collaboration with our project partners at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark and Gdansk Technical University, Poland, University of Minho, Portugal, IEP, Portugal, and a range of private partners in Denmark and abroad.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in the area of distributed embedded engineering and internet of things with a focus on healthcare technology support systems

Applications should have:

  • Solid experience in the use of C, C++, Python, C#, DBUS, MQTT, Lora, Zigbee, Bluetooth, RPI, Time of flight sensors, Passive Infrared Sensors, Power sensors, HTTP, REST, ISO/IEEE 11073 PHR, BLE, GATT protocol is very important
  • Solid experience with Linux, Windows, MacOS required
  • Solid experience with Visual Studio,  Visual Studio Code; Make, and CMake is required
  • Teaching experience (preference on ambient assisted living, internet of things, and raspberry Pi based courses) is important
  • Experience in CE certification of sensor-based systems is important
  • Collaboration skills from participation in large European international research projects are required
  • Collaboration skills from working in the private sector with R&D activities would be an advantage
  • Experience working in Denmark, Portugal and Poland will be an advantage
  • Communication and/or language skills – excellent spoken and written English is required and Portuguese and/or Polish would be a preference due to close collaboration with partners from Portugal and Poland
  • You should have at least two years of experience after your PhD degree
  • Publication experience is important

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 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was established on 1 January 2021 at Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University simultaneously with three other engineering departments; Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering and Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering.

Specifically, you will be attached to the “Biomedical & Pervasive Systems” research group.

We conduct basic and applied research within the biomedical & pervasive systems research areas. Our main research area is pervasive healthcare, including ambient assisted living and telemedicine, where we focus on creating open science and open source tools and platforms for supporting healthcare research. This implies following a mainly sensor-based computational and data-driven approach with the purpose of improving human health and well-being while also enhancing the delivery of healthcare and staff efficiency. This is motivated by the constant demand for sustainable, participatory, preventive, personalized, economically tractable and better healthcare for all.

Our research projects are mainly grounded in the hospital, nursing home, and home settings, where we use ambient, wearable and healthcare sensors and devices to support patients and citizens through coaching and monitoring. 

Research examples include:

  1. a) disease, disability and treatment monitoring and coaching in the hospital and home settings,
  2. b) predictive analytics for early disease onset detection and progression, and
  3. c) co-creation & participatory design for creating the optimal user experience.

What we offer

The department 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 workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. However, you are expected to visit Poland, Romania, and Portugal for prolonged periods of time, as well as work at other sites in Denmark and Europe during this period.

Contact information

For further information, please contact associate professor Stefan Wagner,


Applications must be received no later than 22 May 2022.

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 Finance 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 Finance 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.