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Postdocs in Arctic and Maritime Surveillance from Space to Seabed - DTU Space
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Job Description

Do you want to work within the field of satellite imagery analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI) and sensor fusion with other data sources for the Arctic and maritime surveillance? Then we have 1-2 openings as postdocs at Center for Security and Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

We offer you an opportunity to be part of a broader project on Arctic and maritime surveillance, where several departments at DTU Space do research on security aspects. 

The project is funded in part by Danish Defense. 

You will be a part of the young and dynamic Center for Security, working in collaboration with the geodesy and microwave Departments. You will be involved in and contribute to related ongoing projects on AI at DTU Space and DTU Compute. These also involve our partners in Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and other countries.

Your main tasks will be

  • To design, develop and validate methods for SAR and MSI image analysis, using AI;
  • To design, develop and validate procedures to fuse measurements derived using different techniques and sensors such as Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) systems, for Arctic and marine surveillance;
  • To extend collaboration in Security DTU to departments at DTU Space and other institutes, project partners in industry and government agencies;
  • To contribute to the international research community in this field, by presenting relevant results at international conferences and workshops and by publishing in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

Your qualifications must include a PhD degree (or equivalent) within a relevant research area, as well as a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in Engineering or Physics, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Furthermore, we require that you have experience with satellite data analysis using AI. 

Citizenship in NATO or EU countries is preferred.

More about satellite and seabed surveillance
Satellite SAR and MSI imagery can surveil the enormous Arctic and maritime areas with advanced deep neural networks for object detection, classification and identification. Coupled with AIS, RF and other sensor systems, advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance can be built to protect the Kingdom of Denmark. Algorithms are developed to distinguish ships from icebergs and skerries and find oil spills. Advanced face recognition algorithms can be developed to identify ships from space.

DAS systems in seabed optical fibers can monitor ships, whales, waves, and seismic activity in real-time. Similar detection, classification and ID methods used for satellite data can be used for DAS. Combined as additional sensor fusion, they provide advanced surveillance from space to seabed.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

It is a full-time position and the place of work is DTU Campus Lyngby, Denmark.

The period of employment is 2 years. The starting date is Sept. 1st , 2024 (or according to mutual agreement. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from: Henning Heiselberg, e-mail: [email protected]  - Head of Center for Security, and senior scientist at DTU Space.

You can read more about Center for Security at https://www.security.dtu  

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 26 June 2024 (23:59 Danish time)

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Space is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark and is the leading institution concerning public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astrophysics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


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Job Info
  • Job Identification 3669
  • Job Category VIP B
  • Posting Date 06/12/2024, 09:49 AM
  • Apply Before 06/26/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Elektrovej, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK



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