A joint position between the Center for Data-intensive Systems (Daisy) and the Distributed, Embedded, and Intelligent Systems group (DEIS) is available at the 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 VILLUM Synergy project "Data Science meets Microbial Dark Matter" in collaboration with Mads Albertsen and Thomas Dyhre Nielsen. In this project, we want to improve the rate of recovery of microbial genomes and ensure evidence-based analysis by leveraging, expanding, and combining state-of-the-art methods within several fields in exponential growth: DNA sequencing, machine learning, and graph-based analysis. This ambitious goal can only be achieved by the synergy of both data science and bioscience and will thus push the boundaries of both fields.


  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 one of the following areas:

  1. graph databases, database technologies

  2. machine learning, e.g., graph neural networks, probabilistic models


  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

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

For details regarding the topics, please contact Katja Hose (khose@cs.aau.dk) and/or Thomas Dyhre Nielsen (tdn@cs.aau.dk).


The material should be sent as a single PDF to Katja Hose (khose@cs.aau.dk) and Thomas Dyhre Nielsen (tdn@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 the DEIS (Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems)
The Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems research group covers mathematical foundation, verification tools, validation methodologies, probabilistic graphical models and machine learning focusing on distributed, embedded and intelligent systems. This includes the design, implementation and models for the analysis and construction of distributed, embedded and intelligent systems as well as probabilistic models and algorithms for intelligent decision making and machine learning

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship

In graph databases and machine learning for microbial genome recovery