Postdoc in Digital Twin and Co-Simulation

Aarhus Universitet


The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 3 years and 10 months postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project: Digital Twins for Cyber-Physical Systems (DiT4CPS).

The position is available from June 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to research in Digital Twins, Co-Simulation and Modelling in the DiT4CPS project, which is conducted by the Centre for Digital Twins funded by Poul Due Jensens Foundation.

The successful candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with both national partners as well as internally with other researchers from the software engineering research group.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in computer science, computer technology, computer engineering or similar relevant domain.

We are seeking candidates with a background in software engineering. A strong background in the development of tools supporting co-simulation both in terms of computation and interfacing is desired. It would be advantageous if the candidate has knowledge about some of the tools developed at the software engineering research group at Aarhus University (e.g., Overture, Maestro, INTO-CPS Application and other INTO-CPS related tooling).

In addition, it is an advantage if the candidate has:

  • Significant publication experience
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • An ability to talk with stakeholders from Danish SMEs

About the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section
Electrical and computer engineering are closely related engineering disciplines that focus on the development of hardware and software for intelligent units and networks. This includes hardware at system and component levels as well as many different types of software for controlling electronic devices and networks.

The research areas within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section at Department of Engineering support the development within this area. The outcome greatly influences our daily lives as advanced technologies are incorporated into an increasing number of products, for example in industrial processes, at hospitals and in information infrastructures.

The place of work is Åbogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information please contact: Professor, PhD, Head of the DIGIT and Digital Twins Centre Peter Gorm Larsen, +45 41 89 32 60,

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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology 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.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. 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 (

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at

26 April 2019


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