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

One or more position(s) in Digital Energy are available within the Center for Data-intensive Systems (Daisy), 
Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark, physically stationed at Center Denmark 
(, the Danish National Research Center on Digital Energy (see details below). 
The position(s) are available for a starting date between September 1 and December 15, 2021 (must start in 2021). 

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: Energy data analytics, including data mining and time series analytics on energy data 

B: Machine learning on energy data, e.g., for energy flexibility extraction and prediction. 

C: Energy flexibility modeling, (dis)aggregation, and optimization. 

Center Denmark operates the Danish National Energy Data Lake, which provides hundreds of gigabytes of internationally unique energy data that can be used for analytics and machine learning.

When applying, clearly indicate which topic(s) are applied for. 

- 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): 
- data mining on sensor data, e.g., time series analytics
- Big Data analytics
- machine learning on sensor data

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 322,000 (ca. EUR 43,125), 
including pension contributions (which can be paid out as salary) and pre taxes. 
Unlike normal AAU Phd stipends, there is NO TEACHING OBLIGATION. 

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 physical location will be at Center Denmark in Fredericia (see details below). There will be ONSITE SUPERVISION of the positions at least weekly (PhD level) or bi-weekly (postdoc level), in addition to online supervision and visits to the Aalborg campus. 

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, lists Daisy as the top groups in Europe within Databases for the period 2016-20. 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 Center Denmark (CDK) and Fredericia. 
The Danish national Center for research, development, test and demonstration in Digital Energy with focus on data-intelligent and integrated energy systems, including physical and virtual storage. CDK is located in the charming seaside city of Fredericia in the middle the the Triangle Area, the Danish "Energy Silicon Valley". By public transport, Fredericia is 2 hours 20 minutes from Aalborg, 1 hour 45 minutes from Copenhagen, and 50 minutes from Billund, Denmarks 2nd largest international airport with connections to most European hubs.