Aarhus University (AU)

Research assistant in Software development for agricultural route planning

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University (AU Foulum), invites applicants for a 6 months research assistant position offering applicants an opportunity to join a research project: Software development for route planning and optimal fertilizer application in agriculture.

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

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to research in developing software for simulation and modelling of route planning for agricultural machinery systems in arable farming. The research will develop a automated information and management tool, including a system for optimal in-field driving patterns considering g capacitated organic and artificial fertilizer applications. The project and research is conducted by the Department of Engineering, Operations Management group.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a master degree in computer science, software development, and operations research or similar relevant disciplines.
We are seeking candidates with a background in developing simulation and optimization algorithms. It would be advantageous if the candidate has knowledge about developing tools and engineering software in the agricultural domain.

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

  • Significant experience in operations engineering, automation and Information engineering
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong background in Python and Java
  • Fluent in English

About the Operation Management Group
The Operations Management 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, documentation methods, and 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
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.

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/

11 December 2019

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