Job: Junior Research Position (PhD candidate) in Visual Analytics/Information Visualization, TUW, LBC CVAST [DL: Oct 15, 2016]

Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien): LBC CVAST (Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology)

We are seeking for a highly motivated PhD candidate in the field of Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, visual Data Mining and Interaction Design in the Laura Bassi Center of Expertise (LBC), Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology (CVAST), which is established at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (http://www.isis.tuwien.ac.at/), Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful applicant will

  • perform applied research and develop concepts in the field of Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, visual Data Mining and Interaction Design (with particular focus on data quality and uncertainty)
  • design new techniques and implement interactive prototypes
  • write scientific publications
  • review scientific publications
  • participate in applied scientific and consulting projects
  • participate in writing research proposals
  • work within a creative, highly motivated, and international team
  • (to a smaller extent) participate in teaching and supervision of student projects and theses 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • University degree in Computer Science, Business Informatics/Information Systems, or an equivalent university-level degree that qualifies to enroll as a Ph.D. student
  • Strong analytical skills and good skills in programming (preferably  R, Phython, C++, Java, JavaScript, or similar)
  • Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Mining, Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Abilities to work as an independent and flexible researcher in interdisciplinary teams
  • Good knowledge of German and English in speaking and writing

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Business Process Management, visual process mining, temporal uncertainty, data quality, and time-oriented data
  • (for international applicants) Basic proficiency in German

 

DATES & DETAILS

  • Application deadline: as soon as possible, but not later than October 15, 2016
  • Start date:as early as possible  (negotiable)
  • Duration: 1 years (extendable)
  • Working Hours: 40 hours/week
  • Salary: following the guidelines of the collective agreement (KV) of the Vienna University of Technology. Currently, starting with a gross salary of 2.696,50 per month (37.751,00 per year). for more information (in German) : http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/pers1/downloads/Personalkostensaetze_2016.pdf

 

APPLICATION AND CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Silvia Miksch: miksch@ifs.tuwien.ac.at

Univ.-Prof. SILVIA MIKSCH, Ph.D
Vienna University of Technology
Faculty of Informatics Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ISIS)             
Favoritenstrasse 9-11 / 188                  
A-1040 Vienna, Austria, Europe          
email: miksch@ifs.tuwien.ac.at
url: www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~silvia             
phone: +43-1-58801-18824               
phone-sec: +43-1-58801-18801               
fax: +43-1-58801-18899

Please send your application (with the usual documents including a statement of interest (motivation letter), full CV, list of subjects taken at university plus grades, publications, etc.) by email with the subject “CVAST Junior Research Position” to Silvia Miksch (miksch@ifs.tuwien.ac.at).

The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) aims for enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and therefore particularly invites women to apply. We encourage sending your application in electronic form. Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.

MORE INFO

Background: Laura Bassi Centers of Expertise and CVAST

The Laura Bassi Centers of Expertise (LBC) are funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy (formerly known as Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth) of the Republic of Austria. This initiative program, the only one of its kind in Europe, is committed to equal opportunities and to establishing a new research culture to carry out applied basic research in the natural sciences, engineering and technology in an interdisciplinary way.

For more information see: http://www.w-fforte.at/en/laura-bassi-centres

A booklet about the LBC (in German and English): http://www.cvast.tuwien.ac.at/node/629

CVAST is one of the eight funded Laura Bassi Centers of Expertise in Austria. CVAST aims at designing and developing innovative methods of interactive visualization and analysis of data to cope with the daily flood of information. Scenarios that involve temporal properties of such data are in the focus of our scientific interest. For more information: http://www.cvast.tuwien.ac.at/cvast