Katja Hose

 

One or more position(s) are available at the Center for Data-intensive Systems (Daisy), Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. The positions are available immediately with a flexible starting date within the next couple of months.


Depending on qualifications, the position(s) can be filled at either the PhD or Postdoc level. A PhD position is for 3 years and requires an additional formal announcement and assessment. A postdoc position is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension for up to 2 years based on mutual agreement.


Topics:

  1. Graph databases and MI for microbial genome recovery (details)

  2. Natural language processing and information retrieval for sustainability assessment (details)

  3. Data and algorithm design for decentralized data and knowledge graphs

  4. Machine learning, explainable AI, federated learning

  5. Centralized, parallel, and distributed query optimization over graphs (knowledge graphs, property graphs, etc.)


Requirements:

  1. PhD (postdoc level) or M.Sc. (PhD level) in computer science or data science

  2. excellent scientific background and publication record (postdoc level)

  3. demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team

  4. excellent communication skills in English, oral as well as written

  5. good programming skills


Advanced experiences in at least 1-2 of the following areas:

  1. Machine Learning, explainable AI, federated learning

  2. Semantic Web Technologies, Linked Data

  3. Graph data management and querying

  4. Open Data, information extraction, information retrieval

  5. Natural Language Processing

  6. Data integration, data quality


Responsibilities:

  1. perform excellent scientific research

  2. develop research prototypes and conduct experiments

  3. publish in international conferences and journals

  4. participate in activities of the group and the department

  5. participate in research projects funded by EU and Danish sources.


Employment:
For a PhD position, the starting annual salary is approximately DKK 386,000 (ca. EUR 51,750), including pension contributions (which can be paid out as salary) and pre taxes.


For a postdoc position, the annual salary is approximately DKK 450.000 (ca. EUR 60,000), inclusive of pension contributions and pre taxes. For foreign researchers who qualify for the tax scheme for foreign researchers (PhD degree required), the annual salary inclusive of pension contributions and after taxes is approximately DKK 300,000 (ca. EUR 40,000).


The indication of interest should contain:

  1. cover letter with motivation and preferred starting date

  2. CV including a list of publications

  3. copies of up to five relevant publications (mainly for postdoc level)

  4. copies of certificates and grade sheets for all obtained degrees (English)

  5. contact information of at least two references


Procedure:

The material should be sent as a single PDF to Katja Hose (khose@cs.aau.dk}.
Evaluation will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.


About Daisy (Center for Data-Intensive Systems):

Research at Daisy focuses on data-intensive systems, Semantic Web technologies, Web Science and engineering, spatio-temporal data management, business intelligence, and applications of machine learning. International evaluations place Daisy in the global top tier. For example, an independent study of publication performance in the top database outlets in the 10-year period 2001-2010 ranks Daisy second among all research groups in Europe. More information about Daisy can be found at http://daisy.aau.dk.

About Aalborg University:

According to the most recent US News and World Ranking, Aalborg University ranks 4th in the world within the field of Engineering. According to a 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University is considered to have the 4th best engineering program in the world.


About Aalborg:

Aalborg is a lively city with numerous cultural attractions. The area features relatively low cost of living, clean air, beautiful forests and beaches, and very good transportation infrastructure. A recent report on European cities ranks Aalborg highest: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/studies/pdf/urban/survey2013_en.pdf

PhD/Postdoctoral Fellowships