2012-05-07: Job: Dynamic visualisation PhD / assistant position, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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The Geography Institute of the University of Lausanne opens a position of

PhD / assistant in dynamic visualisation[edit]

Start date: 1 August 2012 or to be agreed

Duration: 1 year renewable 2 x 2 years. Maximal duration is 5 years

Activity level: 80%

Place of work: Geography Institute, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Desired profile[edit]

Applicants must have an MSc (or equivalent degree) in one of the following disciplines: geosciences, computer science, statistics, physics.

Applicants are required to have solid knowledge in information visualisation and computer graphics. Knowledge of a visualisation environment such as OpenGL and a scientific programming language like Python or C is important.

Candidates need to have an interest in the research and teaching at the Institute of geography and have the will to undertake a PhD dissertation in the field of dynamic visualisation for spatio-temporal data.

Description of tasks[edit]

The successful candidate will take part in the research activities in the field of dynamic visualisation and assist in geovisalisation and statistical analysis courses. The main task will be the development and evaluation of dynamic visualisation methods for spatio-temporal data by combining techniques of computer graphics and statistical analysis.

At least 50% of the time will be dedicated to the realisation of a PhD thesis.

At maximum 50% of the time will be for support of teaching and other projects of the Institute.

Application procedure[edit]

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Marcia.Curchod@unil.ch. They should include:

  • a motivation letter
  • CV
  • 2 references with address, phone number, e-mail (e.g. director of MSc thesis or of the Institute where the MSc studies have been conducted)
  • Copy of University diploma and scores
  • Electronic version of a personal research report (MSc thesis), publications and short description of the doctoral project the candidate wishes to pursue (to be discussed later)

For additional information, please contact Marcia Curchod (Marcia.Curchod@unil.ch) or Christian Kaiser (chri.kais@gmail.com).

Deadline for application[edit]

18 May 2012

Dr. Christian Kaiser (chri.kais@gmail.com)

Secretary of Geography Institute: Mme Marcia Curchod (Marcia.Curchod@unil.ch)


Reference nr: 2586

Date of announce: 30 April 2012

Annonce en français: https://applicationsw.unil.ch/adminpub/?MIval=PoIntHome&TypelC=811&PoId=2586