2013-11-19: Job: Junior Research Position (PhD candidate) in Visual Analytics/Information Visualization, TU Wien, Austria (DL: Jan. 15, 2014)

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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, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria.


The successful applicant will

  • perform research and develop concepts in the field of Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, visual Data Mining and Interaction Design
  • design new techniques and implement interactive prototypes
  • write scientific publications
  • review scientific publications
  • participate in 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 Java, JavaScript, C++, or similar)
  • Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Mining
  • Abilities to work as an independent and flexible researcher in interdisciplinary teams
  • Good knowledge of English in speaking and writing


  • 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 or willingness to learn


  • Application deadline: as soon as possible, but not later than January 15, 2014
  • Start date: April 1, 2014 (negotiable)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • 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 2.562,00 Eur per month (35.868,00 Eur per year). For more information (in German) : http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/pers1/downloads/Personalkostensaetze_2013_NEU_ab_01.06.2013.pdf


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 Theresia Gschwandtner (gschwandtner@cvast.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:

Associate Univ.-Prof.
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: http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~silvia
phone: +43-1-58801-18824
phone-sec: +43-1-58801-18801
fax: +43-1-58801-18899


Background: Laura Bassi Centers of Expertise and CVAST[edit]

The Laura Bassi Centers of Expertise (LBC) are funded by the 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): 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