Aarhus University (AU)

Research assistant, Communication Technology in Biological Production

Aarhus University (AU)

Viborg, Denmark

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University (AU Foulum), invites applicants for a 10 months research assistant position offering applicants an opportunity to join an EU research project: Internet of Farms and Foods (IoF2020). The project deals with the questions of innovative, fail-safe communication and internet of moving things for farm management.

The position is available from April 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to the research in selecting and approval of novel wireless communication technologies within the agricultural domain on a global scale. The research include:

  • Implementation of best qualified, commercialized as well as novel communication technologies (telematics logging, direct communication or mesh networking)
  • Setting up test protocol and processing technologies
  • Supporting an IoT test platform for moving things in an agricultural context
  • Implement wireless communication protocols/software protocols
  • Quality assessment/control of data, data-sources and data
  • International cooperation with other research groups/industry addressing coordination and acquisition of new research projects and funding

The project is conducted by the department of engineering, Control and automation (Operation Research).

Your profile
Applicants should hold a master degree in electrical and computer engineering or similar relevant domain.
We are seeking candidates with a background in wireless communication technologies. It would be advantageous if the candidate has knowledge about signal processing and test protocols in relation to communication technologies.
In addition, it is an advantage if the candidate has an ability to disseminate research results as reports or scientific papers, ability to work as part of an international team, and speak and write fluency in English.

About the Operation Research Group
The Operations Research group embraces the concept of systems engineering involving research, development and implementation of planning, control and application technologies in various production systems (e.g. agro-food), as well as efficient data collection, processing and documentation methods traceability.
New production principles involving robots, sensors, mathematical/physical models, decision support systems for operations and task management, design and implementation of information technology and communication and other innovative technologies are pursued.
Additionally, new products and production methods are evaluated in terms of sustainability, feasibility, etc.

The place of work is Blichers Alle 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information please contact: Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen, +4522827547, claus.soerensen@eng.au.dk.

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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
Natural 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.

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

03 March 2020

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