Katja Hose

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

In Natural Language Processing and Information Processing for Sustainability Assessment


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


The postdoc position is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension for up to 2 years based on mutual agreement.


The topic is embedded within the context of the DREAMS project. Its overall goal is to promote progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by digitally transforming the way society accesses and communicates information about environmental impacts of projects and plans in order to enable the best  decisions towards green transition in a transparent and inclusive democratic process. In this context, the postdoc is expected to work on tasks, such as extracting, integrating, organizing, querying, and exploiting knowledge contained in sustainability reports and other data sources.


Requirements:

  1. PhD in computer science or data science

  2. excellent scientific background and publication record

  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. Natural Language Processing and information extraction

  2. database technologies (relational, graph), data integration

  3. information retrieval

  4. knowledge graphs


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, the project, and the department


Employment:
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


Location:

Depending on the qualifications of the candidates, the work place will either be our campus in Aalborg or Copenhagen.


Contact:

For details regarding the topics, please contact Katja Hose (khose@cs.aau.dk} and/or Johannes Bjerva (jbjerva@cs.aau.dk). 


Procedure:

The material should be sent as a single PDF to Katja Hose (khose@cs.aau.dk) and Johannes Bjerva (jbjerva@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


About Copenhagen:

Copenhagen is a lively and comfortable city by the North Sea, with a view to Sweden from the beaches on Amager. Living in Copenhagen is a relaxing experience, as the city is spacious compared to other major capital cities. Most people have a short commute, and either cycle to work or use the high-quality public transport, as it is easily possible to afford a city centre flat on an average salary. The AAU Campus is located in modern office buildings in Sydhavnen, with a view overlooking the canals, in close proximity to large nature areas, and only a 10 minute bike ride to the city centre.