Research assistant in educational development at the Department of Management

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Feb 2024

Are you interested in developing the world of Quantum Technologies, the future of computing, communications, and high precision imaging?

The Center for Hybrid Intelligence at the Department of Management at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, invites candidates to apply for a position as research assistant. The position is full-time employment of 12 months, and the successful candidate is expected to take up the appointment from May 1st, 2024 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research assistant will work in the area of Quantum technologies, mapping the landscape of present and future developments in the field, and the needs of the growing industry. Furthermore, the research assistant will collaborate closely with Center Director Jacob Sherson and the core development and research teams of the Center. Our team offers a strong research group, known for its collaborative, supportive, and professional environment.

The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of Quantum Technology research and development projects. One example is the project "QUCATS.", the coordination project of Europe’s largest Quantum Iniative, the Quantum Flagship. Within QUCATS, the candidate will be responsible for conducting an industry needs analysis and developing a European instrument for creating synergy between education programs and companies hiring needs. In addition, the candidate will work with our team in Hybrid Intelligence and become upskilled in generative AI and prompt engineering, which is used widely in the center. The position will include qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in Quantum Technologies. This role requires a balance of technical expertise in Quantum Technology, project management, and an interest in understanding the diversity of the field.

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirement for the position of research assistant includes at least a Master's degree in a relevant field such as Quantum Physics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, or related disciplines. The candidate should possess robust qualitative and quantitative skills, with a keen interest or background in Quantum Technology applications in organizational contexts. Experience in AI-driven data collection and analysis is highly desirable.

The ideal applicant will be highly motivated, demonstrating the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a structured, systematic manner. Skills in interdisciplinary teamwork are crucial, given the diverse nature of the projects.
Proficiency in both spoken and written English is essential, as the research and development projects involve international collaborations and diverse data sources.

Who we are

The Center for Hybrid Intelligence is an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from physics, computer science, human-computer interaction, management, economics, psychology, cognitive science, and creativity studies exploring digital interfaces that facilitate collaboration between humans and AI algorithms. We are located at the Department of Management at Aarhus BSS (Aarhus University).

The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS- one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS and the Department of Management have achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.
The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management e.g., marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, digitalisation, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time.

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit:

Further information

Further particulars on the position may be obtained from Jacob Sherson, e-mail: [email protected], Tel.: +45 2877 5765

Queries regarding formalities in the application process and technical issues, should be directed to HR, Maria Grauert Bodin, e-mail: [email protected], Tel.: +45 8715 3445

Place of work

Aarhus BSS

Department of Management

Fuglesangs Allé 4

DK-8210 Aarhus V



All applications must be made online and received by February 19, 2024.

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirement for appointment as research assistant is a Master's degree.

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Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the

Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities

as well as the circular on the

Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State

(in Danish).

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the

Ministerial Order on the Appointment of  Academic Staff at Universities


Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)

In addition the following documents can be included in the application:

  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)

Publications. Up to three publications may be submitted. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors.

Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS

The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see

Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS


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.

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