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Research Assistant in Energy Planning

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Department of Planning a position as Research Assistant in Energy Planning is open for appointment from 1. May 2020 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 1 year and 6 months. The Department of Planning has 180 staff members spread over five Sections with each their Head of Section and geographically placed with groups in both Aalborg and Copenhagen. The working areas of the Department contain development of society and planning in a broader sense and range from the social studies of the development of society (technological, environmental and energy wise, international and public administration aspects) through physical planning, sector planning and land management to technical disciplines such as surveying and mapping. Furthermore, the Department includes a UNESCO Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering, Science and Sustainability

Job description

Research areas will be within energy planning with a focus on smart energy systems, feasibility studies and public regulation. Special attention is given to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and energy system analysis of large-scale integration of renewable energy and heating technologies. It is expected that the position will contribute to the further development and use of GIS in the research group.

Teaching will primarily be in Energy Planning, but also in other study programmes at the University.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor, Steffen Nielsen, Phone: 9356 2387, steffenn@plan.aau.dk.

Qualification requirements:
The required level of qualifications is at master level. 

The application must contain the following: 

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and, if any, PhD) On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations
  • Personal data

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553.

Appointment to Research Assistant may be for a period of up to three years. Reappointment may be made, but a Research Assistant can only be appointed to Research Assistant for a period of maximum three years. 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 CET 2020

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