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Postdoc and PhD student positions, Aarhus (Denmark)

Several positions, under the supervision of Professor Lars Arge (, are available at the Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark, in the project entitled "Efficient Handling of Massive Heterogeneous Terrain Data" funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council.

A postdoctoral position at the level of Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science is available starting September 2006 or later. Initially, the position is for one year, but it can be extended for an additional year by mutual consent. Applications are welcomed from researchers with clearly demonstrated experience and skills in the design and analysis of algorithms and data structures and/or in spatial databases or GIS. Algorithms applicants with experience with external memory algorithms, as well as with implementation of such algorithms (algorithm engineering experience), will be preferred. The responsibilities of the candidate include work on external memory algorithms for various problems on massive terrain models. The candidate is also expected to play a vital role in algorithm engineering work (including interacting with practitioners), as well as in the development of the TPIE ( and TerraFlow (*/terraflow) software packages. Modest teaching responsibilities will also be expected.

Several PhD student positions are available starting August 2006 or later. The positions are administered through the BRICS international PhD school ( and can include full tuition waiver and scholarship. Applications are welcomed from students with at least four years of full-time study by summer of 2006. Students with a strong background in the design and analysis of algorithms and/or in spatial databases or GIS will be preferred.

For further information contact Professor Lars Arge ().

Applicants for the post doc position are invited to send a letter of interest and CV, as well as at least two names of references for recommendations, by mail or email to:

Professor Lars Arge
Department of Computer Science
University of Aarhus
IT-parken, Aabogade 34
DK-8200 Aarhus N

Applicants for the PhD student positions should apply using the BRICS PhD school application form (available at Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Lars Arge () before applying.

To be assured of full consideration, applications must arrive by March 1, 2006. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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