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2022-224-04704 Research Assistant

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology a position as Research Assistant is open for appointment from July 1st, 2022 or soon hereafter and for one year. The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

We have a position available for a research assistant with strong experience in physical computing, prototyping, and electronics. The candidate is expected to work on developing new prototyping methods, as well as application cases following a human centered design approach, therefore it is essential that the candidate has strong experience in prototyping technologies, microcontrollers and electronics as well as interaction design.

The research assistant will be affiliated with the Human Machine Interaction group at the Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology and will furthermore be expected to also take over teaching responsibilities in physical computing in connected educations (such as Medialogy and Kunst og Teknologi).

 Candidate Profile:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in HCI, Interaction Design, or similar.
  • Good programming skills (e.g., Python, Java, JavaScript). Experience with embedded computing methods is highly valued.
  • Prior teaching experience related to physical computing would be a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with experimental user studies are mandatory.
  • Great written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient English language skills.
  • A proven academic track record (e.g., through scientific publications) are highly valued
  • Good organizational skills, creative, innovative, motivated thinker.
  • Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Markus Löchtefeld, by mail, mloc@create.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.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Gritt Larsen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3892.

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. Further information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 



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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