Postdoc Position within computer vision related to agriculture and drones
  • Syddansk Universitet
  • Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

SDU UAS Center, part of Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, invites applications for a postdoc position within computer vision for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, Drones). The position is a 3-year employment based in Odense and is available from June 2024 or as soon as possible.

The application deadline is 1 May 2024 at 23.59 (CET/CEST)


We offer
The successful candidate will become part of the SDU UAS Center, where we conduct research in civil drone technologies and future drone applications within areas such as inspection, energy, agriculture, and healthcare. Together we create drone solutions for the benefit of society. We offer a positive work environment and a close connection to the world-leading Robotics community of Odense.

  • Initially the main task will be to work on the project “Precision Seed Breeding/Præcisions Frøavl” which aims to reduce herbicide consumption in weed control in the cultivation of grass seed. The project is funded by GUPD and Frøafgiftsfonden. 
  • Helping with computer vision tasks in other SDU UAS projects like WildDrone and GENIUS will also be part of the position).

We expect

You should have a relevant engineering degree in drones, robotics, electronics, software, or another related field at PhD level, and should have expertise in several of the following areas:

  • Research and development within computer vision and machine learning.
  • Research and development within UAS platforms, subsystems, and payloads.
  • Software design and development (C, C++, Python).
  • UAS operations (experiments, piloting).

In addition, the position may involve teaching-related activities, so teaching experience is considered a relevant qualification. The candidate will be part of the SDU UAS Center and is expected to participate in the center’s project portfolio and outreach activities.

Work area
Tasks could include, but are not limited to, research and development within:

  • Algorithms for the analysis of orthomosaics with the purpose of locating unwanted / weed plants.
  • Software for automating processing of large data sets (quality control, orthomosaic generation, and analysis).
  • Operation of multirotor and fixed-wing UAS.

For certain projects, and for tasks at the Drone labs at HCA airport, a security check by relevant authorities and a driver’s license are required.


For further information please contact Associate Professor Henrik Skov Midtiby, or +45 65507932.

If you experience technical problems, you must contact


Application procedure

Before applying the candidates are expected to read the SDU information on How to apply and Faculty information on How to apply – Academic staff.

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Motivated application.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae. 
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD). 
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached.
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

Applications received after the deadline or outside the official recruitment portal will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Assessment and selection process

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee or an expert. Shortlisting may be used. Only shortlisted candidates will be assessed. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the faculty. Interviews and tests may be part of the selection process. 

Conditions of employment

Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. The faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application deadline is the 1 May 2024 at 23.59 (CET/CEST) 



  • All files must be in English.
  • Documents should not contain a CPR number (civil registration number) – in this case, the CPR number must be crossed out.
  • The application and CV must not exceed 10 MB. 

The University of Southern Denmark wishes to reflect the surrounding community and therefore encourages everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.