PhD(s)/Postdoc(s) in Digital Energy at Aalborg University 

One or more position(s) on Digital Energy are available at the Center for Data-intensive Systems (Daisy), 
Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. 
The position(s) are available for a flexible date between June and October, 2020. 

Depending on qualifications, the position(s) can be filled at either the PhD Fellow or Postdoc level. 
A PhD fellow position is for 3 years and requires an additional formal announcement and assessment. 
A Postdoc position is initially for 1 year, with possibility of extension up to 3 years after mutual consent. 


A: Develop and implement a common information model/ontology covering sensor data from 
  devices and buildings, smarts meters, energy grids, energy consumption, production and 
  flexibility, users, trading, external data sources, and legal parties

B: Predict and extract flexibility from energy data using predictive analytics and machine learning 

C: Optimize energy consumption, production, storage, conversion, and trading wrt. cost, CO2, 
  grid/infrastructure usage, etc. 

- M.Sc. (PhD level) or PhD (Postdoc level) in computer science, data science, and/or energy analytics
- excellent scientific background and publication record (Postdoc level) 
- demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team
- excellent communication skills in English, oral as well as written
- good programming skills

Advanced experience in at least two of the following areas (relative to the position level): 
- information/ontology modeling 
- data warehousing and OLAP
- data analytics (predictive, prescriptive,..)
- machine learning 
- optimization algorithms

Experience with energy data and analytics is a significant advantage. 

- perform excellent scientific research
- develop research prototypes and conduct experiments
- publish in leading international conferences and journals
- participate in activities of the group and the department
- participate in research projects funded by EU and Danish sources. 

For a PhD Fellow position, the starting annual salary is approximately DKK 386,000 (ca. EUR 51,750), 
including pension contributions (which can be paid out as salary) and pre taxes. 

For a Postdoc position, the annual salary is approximately DKK 450,000 (ca. EUR 60,000), 
inclusive of pension contributions and pre taxes. For foreign researchers who qualify for the tax scheme 
for foreign researchers (PhD degree required), the annual salary inclusive of pension contributions and after 
taxes is approximately DKK 300,000 (ca. EUR 40,000).

The indication of interest should contain:
- cover letter with motivation and preferred starting date
- CV including a list of publications
- copies of up to five relevant publications (mainly for Postdoc level) 
- copies of certificates and grade sheets for all obtained degrees
- contact information of at least two references

The material should be sent as a single PDF to Torben Bach Pedersen (
Evaluations will start immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled. 

Further information:
For further information and details, please contact Professor Torben Bach Pedersen (

About Daisy (Center for Data Intensive Systems):
Research at Daisy focuses on data-intensive systems, spatio-temporal data management, Web Science and engineering, 
data analytics, and applications of machine learning. International evaluations place Daisy in the global top tier. 
For example, an independent study of publication performance in the top database outlets in the 10-year period 
2001-2010 ranks Daisy second among all research groups in Europe. More information about Daisy can be found at

About Aalborg University:
According to the most recent US News and World Ranking, Aalborg University ranks 4th in the world within the field of Engineering. 
According to a 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University is considered to have the 4th best engineering program in the world.

About Aalborg:
Aalborg is a lively city with numerous cultural attractions. The area features relatively low cost of living, 
clean air, beautiful forests and beaches, and very good transportation infrastructure. 
A recent report on European cities ranks Aalborg highest: