Post-Doctoral Researcher in Measurement of Extreme Waves

Updated: 23 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Jul 2024

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 1-year post-Doc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join an ongoing research project on the Measurement of Extreme Waves.

Expected start date and duration of employment

August 15th, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a fixed-term position to end one year after the start date.

Job description
  • Your main task within the project team will be to process and evaluate the incoming data from the LIDAR and other wave measurement equipment from the field and the AU Wave Tank facility.
  • You will be involved in the direct communications with our research partners to arrange aspects of the project execution.
  • You may be asked to contribute to the supervision of students working on related topics.
  • You may also be asked to assist in the research group’s teaching duties.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in wave kinematics, experimentation and/or measurements OR LIDAR measurements or similar.

  • Experience in the use of/carrying out/handling LIDAR measurements and in particular, measurements of waves
  • Teaching experience in structural dynamics and/or fluid dynamics, including wave theory
  • Expected publication track record
  • Collaboration and/or management skills
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, as you will be working in a team

Who we are

The Post-Doc position is connected to an ongoing research project on the evaluation of the effects of extreme waves on offshore structures. Professor Georgakis’ research group has been at the forefront of this work over the past few years in collaboration with DTU Offshore Technology Centre. You can read more about the group’s activities and the current research project at:
What we offer

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The department/centre 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 Navitas Building, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Professor Christos Georgakis, +45 5115 7478, [email protected]


Applications must be received no later than July 2nd 2024 at 12pm.

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified 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 each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. 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

Technical 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.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here .

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here .

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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