Research assistant position in the Data-Intensive Systems Group at Computer Science, Aarhus University

16. september 2023

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  • Udsendt dato
    16. september 2023
  • Udløbsdato
    5. oktober 2023
  • Karriereniveau
    Alm. fastansættelse

Job beskrivelse

A research assistant position is available in the Data-Intensive Systems group, Department of Computer Science ( ) at Aarhus University. The position is part of the project “Mobility Analytics Using Sparse Mobility Data and Open Spatial Data” funded by DIREC – Digital Research Centre Denmark ( The project will provide a prototype software infrastructure that aims to be able to replace commercial road network maps with the crowd sourced OpenStreetMap (OSM) and for indoors enable new data sources about the indoor geography. The open data might not be curated, which means that new quality control tools are required to ensure that computed travel times are correct. This will reduce cost.
Successful applicants must demonstrate an ability to contribute effectively to data analysis research projects, as well as to work with state-of-the-art algorithms in the field. The applicant should have a strong interest in engaging in interdisciplinary research as well as in developing methods with an impact in practice.
The responsibilities include research on the above topics in collaboration with other staff and project partners, along with modest implementation tasks.
The department employs some 130 members of staff and has about 700 students. The department is strong in both theoretical and experimental research, and it is recognized internationally for its contribution within theory as well as the practice of computing. To encourage a multi-disciplinary attitude to research, no firm dividing lines are drawn between the various subjects, and there is lively interaction among subjects.
Aarhus University ( ) has approx. 40,000 students. Among over 17,000 universities world-wide, it is ranked in the top 100 by several influential rankings. Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and is situated by the sea in East Jutland. Aarhus is a young city due to its disproportionally large population of young inhabitants.
The position is for the period from November 1st 2023 to June 30th, 2025, but may be further extended based on mutual agreement. 
Place of work is IT-parken, Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N.
Applicants should send a CV including a description of their research experience to Professor Ira Assent (at[email protected]). Applications will be considered as they are received and until the position is filled.

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.

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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.


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 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at

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