Postdoc or Assistant Professor in Robotics for Medical and/or Industrial Applications
University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering

Postdoc or Assistant Professor in Robotics for Medical and/or Industrial Applications


SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, located in Odense, invites applications for potentially several 3-year positions as Postdoc or Assistant Professor, which will be vacant from December 1., 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The candidate will be integrated in the section SDU Robotics, which is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving Universal Robots, Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) and 130+ other companies. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling, simulation and control of advanced robot technologies (systems and services) for industrial, welfare and medical applications. The group is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. We solve challenging research problems from real applications and implement novel robot solutions together with end users such as LEGO, Danfoss, Terma, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk and Odense University Hospital.

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in robotics or similar and is supposed to have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in design and development of robotics software for medical and/or industrial applications

  • Experience in using AI methods for robotic applications in the medical and/or industrial domain

The candidate is expected to participate in activities of the SDU Robotics section including current and future research projects. This involves for example: 

  • To be able to collaborate with our experts in the further development of our core technologies

  • To participate in the practicalities of actual research on medical applications

  • To be deeply involved in our regular coordination and joint evolvement of research and project activities 

The candidate will be involved in teaching courses on our BSc and MSc Program in Robot Systems Engineering enrolling approximately 80 students per year and to supervise BSc, MSc and PhD theses.

The candidate must specify, if they apply for Postdoc or Assistant Professor level.    

Further information is available from the Head of Section Professor Henrik Gordon Petersen at email: 

Requirements for the positions
Employment for the positions requires scientific qualifications at PhD level within the mentioned research area. 

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant may be called for interview.

Conditions of employment
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.  

Employment as Postdoc and Assistant Professor is a 3-year temporary position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

Applications must be submitted online using the link "Apply online". The Faculty expects applicants to read the SDU guideline for applicants before applying. 

Attached files must be in Adobe pdf-format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The application must be in English. Since not all members of the assessment and appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that all your documents are submitted in English.

An application must include - remember to indicate clearly which position you apply for: 

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) - Danish or English translation
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications, please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Other relevant qualifications

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.


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