Postdocs and/or Assistant Professors for Digital Twins in Robotics
University of Southern Denmark

Postdocs and/or Assistant Professors for Digital Twins in Robotics

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), located in Odense, invites applications for several positions as Postdocs and Assistant Professors in the area of Digital Twins for robot technologies, which will be vacant from 1 January 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are for a 3-year period. 

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 120+ 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 and Bang & Olufsen.

We are looking for candidates to extend our research activities in robotics with a focus on novel industrial applications. More specifically, we seek candidates that can contribute to designing and developing a software platform that addresses model- and simulation-based analysis, commissioning, monitoring and control of advanced robot technologies. This involves the development of tool chains and software architectures capable of connecting to databases, common simulation and engineering tools as well as physical automation devices by means of Digital Twins.

The candidate is expected to have most of the following qualifications:

  • Documented practical experience with software architectures for simulation
  • Documented knowledge in robotics, simulation, database technologies and VR/AR
  • Strong programming skills (particularly in C/C++, Python and Qt)
  • Strong mathematics skills and practical knowledge in 3D modelling 

The application has to state the desired type of position.

Further information is available from Professor Christian Schlette at email:

Requirements for the position
Employment as postdoc or assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

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
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.

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

For the position as postdoc: Research will be predominant, teaching assignments can be agreed individually, and furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. 

Your application must be uploaded through the link "Apply Online". The Faculty expects applicants to read the SDU information How to apply 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. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

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

The application must include - re member to indicate clearly which position you apply for:
  • Motivated letter
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English translation
  • Information on previous teaching and supervision experience, if available. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Maximum 3 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.

You can only apply for the position through our website

Your application must be registered in our system on the 1. december 2019 at 23.59.59 CET at the latest.

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