Feb 3, 2017

CfA: Postdoc/PhD, Visual Analytics/Information Visualization, Vienna

Job: (+) Junior Research Position (PhD candidate) and (+) Post-Doctoral Researcher in Visual Analytics/Information Visualization, TU Wien [DL: March 3, 2017]

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

We are seeking for a highly motivated PhD candidate and Post-doctoral scientist in the field of Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, visual Data Mining and Interaction Design in Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology (CVAST)[3], which is established at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems [2], Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) [1], Vienna, Austria.


The successful applicant will

- perform interdisciplinary research and develop concepts in the field of Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, visual Data Mining and Interaction Design together with leading experts from the Music and Arts
University of The City of Vienna (MUK) within the research project “Interactive Music Mapping Vienna: Exploring a City, 1945 up to the present day“ [1]
- 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


- 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


Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following:
- Visual Analytics applied to relational, geospatial, temporal, and nominal textual data, (dynamic) network analysis and visualization, visualization of relationship graphs and clusters of actors, events, and other
observations, temporal uncertainty, data quality, interaction and navigation techniques as well as multiple coordinated views 
- (for international applicants) Basic proficiency in German


- Application deadline: as soon as possible, but not later than March 3, 2017
- Start date: as early as possible (negotiable)
- Duration: 3 years (extendable)
- Working Hours:
(+) Junior Research Position (30 hours/week extendable) and
(+) Post-Doctoral Researcher (20 hours/week extendable)
- Salary: following the guidelines of the collective agreement (KV) of the TU Wien. Currently, starting with a gross salary of 2.731,00 per month (38.234,00 per year). for more information (in German):


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

Vienna University of Technology
Faculty of Informatics Institute of Software Technology and Interactive
Systems (ISIS)
Head of Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology (CVAST)
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” or “CVAST Post-Doctoral Researcher” to Theresia Gschwandtner (gschwandtner@cvast.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.


[1] Vienna University of Technology: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/

[2] Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ISIS): http://www.isis.tuwien.ac.at/

[3] CVAST (Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology): http://www.cvast.tuwien.ac.at/

[4] Information Visualization: http://www.infovis-wiki.net/

[5] “Interactive Music Mapping Vienna: Exploring a City, 1945 up to the present day“

The project’s focus is the valorisation and the mediation of the capabilities of music as an urban identification tool. The interaction between music and urban texture (identity, political symbolism, mental determination, imagination) should be made accessible to academic and to a wide audience through interactive Visual Analytic Technologies.