PhD(s)/Postdoc(s) in Extreme Scale Analytics at Aalborg University 

One or more position(s) in Extreme Scale Analytics 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 starting date after October 1, 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 methods and tools for privacy-aware analytics and aggregation, on-demand data cubes, and advanced analytics for a Data Lake platform for Big Energy Data, as part of the Flexible Energy Denmark project funded by Innovation Fund Denmark 

B: Develop methods and tools for distributed time series management systems representing data by means of
models and supporting advanced and efficient real-time analytics, edge processing, and data transfer optimized for low bandwidth,
as part of an upcoming H2020 project on extreme scale analytics for energy data. 

- M.Sc. (PhD level) or PhD (Postdoc level) in computer science
- 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 one or more of the following areas (relative to the position level): 
- time series management
- Big Data systems and analytics
- data warehousing and OLAP

Experience with energy data and analytics is an 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, theses or project reports (as appropriate for the position 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. 
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