Postdoc position on hybrid- and virtual-testing and monitoring for the wind industry

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Mar 2023

Are you interested in helping the Wind Industry reach the next level in testing and monitoring wind turbines? Do you wish to gain experience in digital twin technologies? Then the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites you to apply for a 2.0-year Postdoc position funded by the EUDP project “Digital twin for large-scale test benches for the wind industry – DIGIT-BENCH.”

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2.0–year position from 1 July 2023 or as soon possible.

Job description

You will develop a software platform for Digital Twins of large-scale test benches in collaboration with an industrial partner, world leader in test systems. The first part of the work will be on establishing the functional requirements of the platform. The second part of the work will be to prototype the platform and demonstrate it using two test benches available at the Dynamisk LAB of Aarhus University, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. Degree related to the fields of digital twins, modelling and simulation, runtime monitoring, or internet of things, and have experience in two or more of the following requirements:

  • Software engineering at large (open source project development, source control, software testing, software architecture, continuous delivery)
  • IoT technologies (time series databases, message passing systems)
  • Programming languages and accompanying libraries (Python, Java/C#)
  • Experience in programming web sites (front and backend) or dashboards for visualization
  • Good communication and language skills (the project language is English).

Good teamworking skills (the project is carried out in a team of 4-6 people).

Who we are
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of four engineering departments at the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University.

Our vision is to be a world-leading department for research, education and innovation in electrical and computer engineering, creating a positive and visible impact on society and the environment through interdisciplinary collaboration, excellence and diversity.

Many of our research and development activities are based on the specific innovation needs or specialist application areas of specific companies. We collaborate closely with the public sector and private companies to ensure that the knowledge and technology generated in the department’s research environments has a clear anchoring in reality and benefits society as a whole.

For more information about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit

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You can read more about the Software Engineering and Computing System’s section.
What we offer

The department 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.
  • A workplace with many ongoing and new projects, potentially allowing the candidate to continue working in other projects beyond the current position timeframe.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Dr. Giuseppe Abbiati, +45 93 52 17 51,

Applications must be received no later than March 23, 2023.

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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