Doctoral Research Assistant Position, Project: animated visual analytics of movement (AniMOVE)
The Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis group at the University of Zurich invites applications for a doctoral research assistant position in Geographic Information Science/Geovisualization to work on a 3-year research project funded by the Swiss National Science Fund. The highly motivated successful applicant will be asked to develop dynamic and animated graphical displays of movement data and empirically evaluate how coordinated spatio-temporal events are perceived and understood by humans.
Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Masters degree in a relevant area, e.g., Geography, Geoinformatics, Computer Science or Psychology/Cognitive Science. You are interested in empirical geovisualization research and have solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for interactive display design and empirical data collection and analysis. You have programming skills and are confident in, for example, writing scripts to perform multiple analyses. You have a proven ability to work independently on guided projects, and are interested in presenting your results orally and in writing to a larger scientific audience. You have a good standard of written and spoken English and knowledge of German, whilst not required, would be an advantage.
The position, housed in the UZH Geography Department and its Graduate School of Geography, and associated with its internationally reputed GIScience Center, will start on November 1 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter. For more background information about the research group, please visit us on the Web at http://www.geo.uzh.ch/giva or direct any informal enquiries about the position to the address below.
Apply to: Dr. Sara Irina Fabrikant, Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland, Email: email@example.com (subject: Ph.D.), phone:
+41-44-635-5110, fax: +41-44-635-6848. Review of applications will begin
September 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.