2013-02-26: Job: PhD candidate position in Information Visualization/Visual Analytics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Deadline 10 March 2013)

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The Information Engineering Group at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems of the Vienna University of Technology is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate in the field of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics to work in the following two research projects:


The successful applicant will

  • perform research in the field of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • design new techniques and implement interactive prototypes
  • write and review scientific publications
  • participate in scientific and consulting projects
  • work within a creative, highly motivated, and international team

Required qualifications/skills[edit]

  • university degree (bachelor or master) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or an equivalent university study
  • experience in programming (preferably Java, Javascript, C++, or similar)
  • knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Mining
  • abilities to work as an independent and flexible researcher in interdisciplinary teams
  • fluency in the English language both orally and in written form

Desired qualifications/skills[edit]

  • knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Graph Theory, Social Network Analysis, Business Process Management, Medical Informatics
  • (for international applicants) basic proficiency in German or willingness to learn


  • Application deadline: as soon as possible, but not later than March 10, 2013
  • Start date: March 31, 2013 (negotiable)
  • Duration: 2.5 years (extension planned)
  • Working Hours: 38,5 hours/week
  • Salary: according to the standard university regulations

Application and Contact[edit]

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 “iegJob2013” to Mr. Paolo Federico: federico@ifs.tuwien.ac.at

The Vienna University of Technology 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.

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