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Data science and research IT infrastructure specialist

Aalborg University is currently seeking to recruit an academic employee to join our team dedicated to continuously delivering state of the art IT infrastructures and integrated services for all researchers at AAU. The focus of the job will be to provide our researchers with the best possible IT services for their needs through direct consultation and solution finding. You will be working with outstanding researchers and occasionally with students from the full range of research fields at Aalborg University.


You will be part of a team (CLAAUDIA) that works with the researchers in a supportive role. We are an energetic cross-disciplinary team of specialists who provide consultation and problem solving for the activities of all researchers at AAU. We work in an open-minded creative environment where the emphasis is on supporting ongoing research activities in all academic fields of study through IT-infrastructure and IT-services that meet the objectives of AAU’s digitization strategy.

Your background

We are looking for a new team member with data science experience who will support the application of data science methodologies in research.

We are seeking a candidate who

  • have a background in the application of computational or data intensive methodologies within academic research.
  • have a degree in a relevant academic such as data science, computer science, statistics, machine intelligence, software engineering, signal processing, electrical or electronics engineering and who are also curious of other scientific disciplines.
  • can communicate clearly about his/her field of expertise, both verbally and in writing.
  • are team players who can collaborate with other specialists and researchers to establish a common understanding that will ultimately enable a researcher to apply this knowledge within their own field of research.
  • can communicate clearly and engage actively in spoken and written English about technical and academic subjects.
  • when required, document his/her work to a level that meets the standards of documentation of a research process.
  • are comfortable working with open source software and the Linux operating system.
  • have a basic understanding of the research process.
  • have an understanding, used or is familiar with computational science, high performance computing, cluster computing, and/or cloud computing.
  • can develop IT infrastructures for research environment, and you may have previous experience as a software developer or system administrator.
  • you may have knowledge of one or more technologies related to containers, cloud systems, databases, etc.

A moderate amount of travel to our other campuses, partner institutions, conferences, collaboration fora, training courses etc. should be expected. The job is based in Aalborg.

Who are we

We are a highly specialized unit in the AAU IT department focusing exclusively on servicing research activities conducted at Aalborg University across all academic fields of study. The successful candidate will join the team as a specialist in their fields, while working closely with other specialists to make their knowledge available to others. They will be part of the joint venture team Research Data Services where they will work in a cross-disciplinary team of people from the IT department and the AAU library.


If you would like to know more about this position, we strongly encourage you to contact team lead Mads Peter Bach (mpb@its.aau.dk) or data science coordinator Tobias Lindstrøm Jensen (tlj@its.aau.dk) for further details.

You can find further information about the CLAAUDIA team at https://www.claaudia.aau.dk/


You will be affiliated with the University IT Department, but will be working in the University team for scientific IT, which focuses on research data management and scientific computing. You will be working 37 hours a week. The position is as permanent employee.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

The starting date is September 1st or as soon as possible after this date.

Løn og ansættelsesvilkår

Employment and salary will be in accordance with the collective agreement for state employees, including OAO Joint Collective Agreement. It is possible to negotiate qualification-based supplements. 

There is a mutual three-months trial period in the position.

Aalborg University must recieve your application electronically with a CV, diploma and other relevant documentation attached. Open the link "apply" and fill in the application form. 
AAU wish to reflect the diversity of soceity and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background and beliefs.





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