Postdoc in control engineering

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Sep 2022

SDU Mechatronics and the Centre of Industrial Mechanics, part of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, invites applications for a position as postdoctoral researcher in control engineering. Starting date is November 2022.

Workplace description

The Department of Mechanical and Electrical engineering covers research and education spanning from fundamentals to applications of engineering science. All our courses are taught in English reflecting the fact that more than half our students and staff are internationals. The Centre for Industrial Mechanics is located at SDU's beautiful campus in Sønderborg, in the inspiring building of Alsion, which is a center for science, culture and learning in the heart of Sønderborg and perched on the strait of water separating the island of Als from the mainland. The university has very close relations to the industry in Sønderborg, Southern Denmark and Northern Germany. A significant fraction of the projects in the center are conducted in close cooperation with the industry, which count world leading companies in growing fields such as e-mobility, automation, climate solutions and energy efficiency.

At SDU Mechatronics, research, education, and innovation are performed in teams of scientists and support staff with competences spanning a wide range of fields including applied cyber-physical systems, advanced mechanical systems, modelling and mechatronic prototyping.

Your profile

To complement our team, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the Intelligent Control Group with expertise in Applied Nonlinear Control. In addition, experience in two or more of the following fields is preferred:

  • Adaptive control,
  • Lyapunov-based techniques and sliding-mode control,
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control of autonomous vehicles,
  • Nonlinear deterministic observers and their applications.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience with:

  • MATLAB/Simulink programming,
  • Implementation of control algorithms on physical experiments,
  • Programming of IO boards (STM32, Pixhawk, BeagleBone, etc.)
  • Nonlinear control.

The candidate is expected to perform research work on externally funded projects as well as contribute with control engineering-related teaching activities.

The candidate must have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or any other relevant Engineering discipline),
  • Strong track record in research and development,
  • Very good communication skills in English.

Contact information

For further information, please visit and and contact Associate Professor Lars Duggen, Head of Centre for Industrial Mechanics, tel. +45 6550 1640, e-mail: or Associate Professor Jerome Jouffroy, PI of the Intelligent Control Group, tel. +45 2750 1476, email: .

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