Researcher in Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

DTU Compute
Wednesday 07 Nov 18

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DTU Compute’s Sections for Embedded Systems Engineering, invite applications for an appointment as Researcher. The position is available from March 2019, or according to mutual agreement. The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

We are looking for an experienced researcher to lead and coordinate activities to develop a “Testbed for IoT/CPS systems” using technologies related to wireless communications and networking, 5G and Fog Computing. The testbed will be used in several projects and will use inputs from selected partners from ongoing projects, such as, SafeCOP, HI2OT and FORA.

The experienced researcher will be responsible for both the development and the management of activities related to the testbed and to supervise research assistants for testbed innovation too. The candidate will apply for additional funding to H2020 research and innovation projects to finance the testbed activities.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time, we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU - both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The research field of the opening position is in the area of wireless mobile networks and Internet of Things. Main focus will be given to design and specify innovative use cases and solutions for the IoT networks and CPS systems. The solutions will be evaluated using a testbed platform enabled by 5G and Fog Computing technologies. The research will focus to the Edge of the IoT networks in order to provide robust IoT services to the users. Reliability, low latency and computation complexity are a few of the objectives of such a research in IoT networks.

Responsibilities and tasks
The researcher will have the following responsibilities and tasks: 

  • Coordination and project management of the testbed project.
  • Research and implementation of innovative solutions
  • Identification of the competences required at the partners in the mentioned projects.
  • Forming of consortia between partners and companies, as well as writing of proposals to the relevant H2020 calls.
  • Management and implementation of the testbed activities from idea to final deployment and implementation involving the Hub partners.
  • Supervising research assistants and co-supervising PhD students

The position is considered a collaboration among DTU Compute (ESE) and the DTU Fotonik (Net) departments in the broad area of IoT. The collaboration is related to 5G technologies for IoT and Fog Computing and networking for Industrial IoT. This will enhance the dissemination results on the IoT area showing DTU’s activities at large. The collaboration is considered under the umbrella of IoT Nordic Hub.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in research areas relevant for IoT such wireless mobile networks (5G) and Internet of Things. Candidates should have strong experience in research EU projects with publications in the relevant journals and conferences. Ideally, they should have experience in coordinating EU projects and managing testbed demonstrations, including supervision of research assistants and PhD students. Demonstrated abilities to: (1) research and innovation in the area of wireless mobile networks and IoT, (2) develop testbed demonstration using embedded (SDR) platforms and (3) EU project coordination and write H2020 proposals, are essential.

Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU. In addition, we expect you to be interested in collaboration and take personal responsibility for your work; you are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments; you are focused on the process as well as the outcome; you believe in dialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision-making; you understand that reflection and personal development is vital for innovation; you strive to develop talent amongst others.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills

Consideration will also be given to: 

  • Documented expertise in applying and managing H2020 projects
  • Documented expertise in setting up and developing testbeds in the mentioned area.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.    

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Paul Pop, tel.: +45 4525 3732

You can read more about the DTU Compute department at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programs at DTU and specialized courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programs. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.