At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of AAU Energy a position as Postdoc in Fuel Cell Systems is open for appointment from 1st December 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of two years. Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. Aalborg University educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg. The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. AAU Energy has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.


The position is offered in relation to the Fuel Cell Systems research group and the postdoc will be positioned to the section for thermal engineering.

Research area will be within the Fuel Cell Systems research group. The main research topics will be experimental investigations of performance and durability of fuel cells, electrolyzers and reformers using various characterization methods. Applicants must have a suitable background in PEM fuel cells, PEM electrolyzers and methanol reforming. It is expected that candidate has a solid background knowledge of materials for fuel cells and electrolyzers and must have experience in degradation, durability and reactant impurities tests in fuel cells and/or electrolyzers. Familiarity with Greenlight Innovation fuel cell and electrolyzer test stations is a plus. 

The research program has a strong focus on the combination of experimental and modeling work, therefore, Knowledge related to model simulation of fuel cells and/or electrolyzers is an advantage. The candidates are also expected to have a strong publication record in reputed journals.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate professor, Samuel Simon Araya, +45 21371172 or

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Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

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.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. 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.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail

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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