2009-06-10: Job Offer: PhD candidate fo the research project VIENA (Visual Enterprise Network Analytics), Danube University Krems, Austria

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Research Position (Danube University Krems)[edit]

The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering at Danube University Krems (Austria) is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate in the field of Information Visualization for the research project VIENA (Visual Enterprise Network Analytics). The aim of VIENA is to design and develop interactive visual representations and exploration methods for dynamic social network analysis and corresponding processes to gain new insights into the change processes in organizations.  


You will

  • perform research in the field of Information Visualization
  • develop concepts of interactive visualization and exploration methods for dynamic social network analysis
  • implement interactive prototypes
  • design and write scientific publications
  • participate in scientific and consulting projects
  • work within a creative, highly motivated, and international team



  • are a university graduate (at the diploma or master of science level) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or an equivalent university study
  • should have background and knowledge in one or more of the following fields
    • Information Visualization
    • Interaction Design
    • Graphical User Interface Design
    • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

  or the willingness to quickly become acquainted with research explained  above

  • have experience in programming (preferably Java, C#, Flash, or similar)
  • are interested and enjoy scientific working
  • like to work as an independent and flexible researcher
  • have abilities to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • are fluent in the English language and eager to communicate your work both orally and in written form
  • should possess knowledge of the German language

More information about the VIENA project

Closing date for applications:  June 30, 2009

The position will be filled earliest as possible. Send your applications (with the usual application documents including a statement of interest, full CV - list of subjects taken at university plus grades, publications, etc.) to:

Ingrid Bauer
Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
A-3500 Krems, Austria


in an email to

ingrid.bauer (at) donau-uni.ac.at

We encourage sending your application in electronic form.

The Danube University Krems aims for enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and therefore, particularly invites women to apply.

Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.

If you have any more questions, please contact

danube university krems
department of information and knowledge engineering (ike)
dr.-karl-dorrek-strasse 30, A-3500 krems, austria
T: +43 (0) 2732-893-2451 (2450) ::: F: +43 (0) 2732-893-4450
silvia.miksch (at) donau-uni.ac.at
Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering

Background: University and Department[edit]

Danube University Krems is a State University that is specialized in postgraduate academic studies and offers selected programs in the fields of economics and management, communications, IT and media, medicine and health, law, European integration and public administration, educational and cultural sciences, as well as of building and environment. Being a European model project, Danube University Krems combines high quality in education, research and consulting with excellent customer orientation and service. More than 3,700 students from 50 countries are enrolled in over 150 academic programs.

The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering is concerned with computer-tools, methods, and concepts which support humans in dealing with complex information spaces. One of the main interests of ike is to make complex information structures more comprehensible, facilitate new insights, and enable knowledge discovery. As a matter of fact, the research topics ike focuses on are (1) information visualization and visual analytics, and (2) plan management.  Data and information are a broad field - we focus particularly on the temporal dimension and study time-oriented data and information.