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PhD Position in Scientific Visualization
FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Description: The Visual Computing Group at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, is looking for a motivated PhD candidate to research in the field of scalable feature extraction. In this project, we research novel feature extraction algorithms to address the scalability challenges in several application areas, including climate science, geophysics and fluid dynamics.

Requirements: Candidates are required to have obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field, and show good programming and English communication skills.

We offer: A full-time PhD position (TV-L E 13) in an international and interdisciplinary research environment.

Contact: For further details, please contact Tobias Günther (tobias.guenther@fau.de).

PhD Position in Interactive Data Visualization
University of Zürich, Switzerland

Description: This open position is for a research assistantship in a PhD program in computer science in the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab of the Department of Informatics at the University of Zürich. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with an interest in interactive data visualization and analysis of large audio-visual movie archives. The project is targeted at the interactive analysis and visualization of large movie collection datasets, covering aspects such as the analysis of spatial, temporal, visual, emotional and aesthetic features in image and video composition.

Requirements: A MSc degree in computer science or closely related area from a top research university is required to enter our PhD program. A prior focus on or experience with interactive data visualization or computer graphics, as well as good math skills and excellent programming skills are also required.

Benefits: PhD students are remunerated according to university regulations and standards from the funding agencies (SNF). Further benefits include flexible working hours, young scientist promotion opportunities, parental leave benefits, nursery services and care for dependents and much more.

Contact: For further details please the VMML open position page, download the detailed description or contact Renato Pajarola (pajarola@ifi.uzh.ch).

Research Scientist, Visualization and Visual Analytics
Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Portland, Maine, USA

Description: Northeastern University invites applications for one or more Research Scientist positions in the fields of Data Visualization and Visual Analytics, located at The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. As an individual contributor to the visualization research mission, the Research Scientist will be responsible for developing an independent research portfolio with meaningful engagement of partner organizations. All topic areas within data visualization will be considered, but candidates with experience in BioVis, Health Analytics, Engineering, Business Intelligence, or Machine Learning are particularly encouraged to apply. These efforts will be coordinated under the Data Visualization Research vertical at the Roux Institute. The successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Research Scientists will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations on the Institute campus in Portland ME and beyond and will have an opportunity to build their own research projects. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company. The Northeastern University research network includes a collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Network Science Institute.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high-growth sectors.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an independent research portfolio centered around some aspect of data visualization. Build strong collaborations with interdisciplinary colleagues and industry, nonprofit, or government partners and actively engage these individuals in the research.
  • Write and/or contribute to research proposals and develop budgets and other technical project related materials.
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications
  • PhD or other terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Design, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in relevant areas of Data Visualization or Visual Analytics, with a commensurate publication history.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with research partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. Adaptability.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong prototyping skills.
  • Experience working in an industry research setting.
For more information: Official posting to appear on the Northeastern University Jobs site very soon. If interested, please reach out to Melanie Tory (m.tory@northeastern.edu).

Research Professor (Open Rank), Visualization and Visual Analytics
Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Portland, Maine, USA

Description: Northeastern University invites applications for multiple Research Professor and Institute Member positions in the fields of Visualization and Visual Analytics, located at The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. The faculty title is open rank.

All topic areas within data visualization will be considered, but candidates with experience in BioVis, Health Analytics, Engineering, Business Intelligence, or Machine Learning are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in data visualization, life sciences, engineering and other high-growth sectors.

Responsibilities:
The Research Professor (open rank) at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for overseeing the growth of an independent research program positioned in the fields of Visualization, Visual Analytics, or Human-Data Interaction, coordinated under the umbrella of the Data Visualization Research vertical. Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor (open rank)”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Besides driving their own research program as a Northeastern University faculty member, the Research Professor will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations with contributors on the Institute campus in Portland ME and beyond. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company. The Northeastern University research network includes a collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Network Science Institute (www.northeastern.edu/institutes).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing an independent research program centered around some aspect of data visualization relevant to Roux Institute partners.
  • Building strong ties with interdisciplinary collaborators and industry, nonprofit, or government partners and actively engaging these individuals in the research program.
  • Obtaining research funding.
  • Supervising research staff, post-docs, and graduate students.
The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in one or more of Northeastern’s Colleges and Departments, with their primary locus of at the Roux Institute as part of the Data Visualization Research vertical. They will report to their disciplinary department chair in their role as a faculty member, but they will also have a matrixed relationship to the Director of Data Visualization Research in Portland, who is responsible for the construction and execution of the relevant overarching research theme in Portland.

Qualifications:
  • PhD or other terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Design, or a related field, with experience level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in relevant areas of data visualization or visual analytics, with a commensurate publication and research funding history.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with external partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings.
  • Entrepreneurial, energetic, and collaborative leadership skills. A strategic mindset. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. Experience working in an industry research setting is desirable.
For more information: Official posting to appear on the Northeastern University Jobs site very soon. If interested, please reach out to Melanie Tory (m.tory@northeastern.edu).


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