An interdisciplinary Post Doc position is available at Aarhus University, Denmark, starting August 2010 or later. The responsibilities of the Post Doc will include work on geospatial problems on the boundary between computer science and biology, more specifically between algorithms and ecology/biodiversity. Modest teaching responsibilities may also be required. The Post Doc will be affiliated with the Danish National Research Foundation Center MADALGO (Center for Massive Data Algorithmics – www.madalgo.au.dk) under the supervision of computer science Professor Lars Arge (person.au.dk/en/large@cs), but will also work extensively with researchers in the Ecoinfomatics & Biodiversity group at the Department of Biological Sciences under the supervision of Professor Jens-Christian Svenning (person.au.dk/en/svenning@biology).The Post Doc should focus on problems in relation to computationally efficient use of modern detailed (and thus massive) topographic data in various global-change-relevant modeling applications. These problems include the computation of fine-resolution topography-derived variables on a global scale, as well as local- and global-scale flooding scenario modeling and impact assessment.
Applications are welcomed from computer science researchers with clearly demonstrated skills in the design, analysis and implementation of algorithms (preferably also with I/O-efficient algorithms), as well as from geoinformatics or biology researchers with clearly demonstrated skills in ecoinformatics, GIS, and programming. Researchers with interdisciplinary research experience will be preferred. Applicants should apply by uploading a letter of interest and a CV, as well as indicate at least two names of references for recommendations, using the application form available at www.madalgo.au.dk. To be assured of full consideration, applications must arrive by May 17, 2010. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.