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Are you interested in robots, drones, and information technology and like to work in an international environment then this job could be something for you? Then the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for a 7-month research assistant position in drones and software communication technology.

Expected start date and duration of employment
The expected start date is March 1st, 2023 or as soon possible. This is a fixed-term position to end on August 31, 2023.

Job description
Your job will be to support our drone activities at the University and through the collaborative European H2020 research & innovation project Drones4Safety. The project addresses the use of autonomous drones for inspection of civil infrastructure such as bridges and railways. The research concerns robotic software design and communication aspects and involves laboratory work with drone testing. We are studying mechanisms and communication protocols needed to allow drones to cooperate autonomously.

This work will be carried out as a joint effort with younger researchers in the research group and with graduate students making projects related to the research topic.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or similar. Knowledge and experience with programming in Python or C++, Linux operating system, and communication technology is needed. Good English reading and writing skills is required.

Who we are
The Networks and Analytics (NAN) research group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University is focused on research and innovation in next generation computer networks and data analytics aiming at distributed, networked systems that rely on secure and efficient communication.

What we offer
The position offers the selected candidate the opportunity to obtain qualifications within the project research area, working with international partners, and to gain experience with research and development related to information technology, drones, and robot systems as well as software development.

The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Helsingforsgade 10, Aarhus N, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information
For further information, please contact associate professor Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen, +45 4189 3252,

Applications must be received no later than January 6.  Applications will be evaluated as they are submitted.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.

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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

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 Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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

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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