Postdoc in Building Heating Energy Flexibility Modelling

Aarhus University


Postdoc in Building Heating Energy Flexibility Modelling


Published26 Sep

Deadline17 Oct

Expected start13 Nov

  • Department of Engineering - Indoor Climate and EnergyInge Lehmanns Gade 108000 Aarhus C

  • Fixed term full-time position13 Nov 2019 - 14 Mar 2021ID: 1903


The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 1-year and 4.5 months postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a research project on city-scale building heating energy flexibility modelling.  
Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to the development of an already existing city-scale building heating energy flexibility model.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in city-scale building heating energy flexibility modelling. The candidate must be fluent in Danish (writing and speaking).

About Civil and Architectural Engineering Section
The sections research and development activities in civil and architectural engineering aim at developing methods and technologies that can be used in design, construction and operation of safe, comfortable and sustainable building and construction environments.
The research fields encompass Construction Management, (Day)Lighting Design, Socio-Technical Design, Fluid Dynamics and Building Ventilation, Geotechnical Engineering, Indoor Climate and Energy, Structural Dynamics and Monitoring, Structural and Concrete Analysis, Tectonics, and Computational Methods
The place of work is Inge Lehmanns Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Associate professor Steffen Petersen, 4189 3347,

The position is available from 13.11.19 or as soon as possible hereafter

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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology 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 Finance 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 Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. 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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