Research Associate Positions in Visualization 2017, The University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 24, 2017

Deadline: Jan 27, 2017

Three Positions as Research Associate in Visualization

Description of position:

The newly established research group investigates novel visual representations of data. Leveraging interactive software solutions, we study foundations of visualization research and their application in practice.

You develop new visualization approaches, which you implement as interactive software system and evaluate in user studies. The publication of these approaches in renown journals and conferences gets you in touch with the international scientific community. Preparing and teaching courses is the basis for collaborating with undergraduate and graduate students.

We offer individual supervision of your research and appreciate good team collaboration. Considering your interests and background, we specify the precise scope of your research in joint discussion. Current research topics that you might contribute to are:

  • Visualization of networks, hierarchies, and set structures

  • Visualization of program behavior and software evolution

  • Integration of text and visualization

  • Computer-supported editing of data

  • User studies for evaluating interactive systems

The positions as research associate (f/m) are to fill at the earliest date possible for three years, with a possibility for extension. They are full-time positions with an option for part time employment if desired (at least 50%). The employment provides the opportunity to qualify as a researcher and to submit a doctoral dissertation.

Your profile

You are fascinated by data visualization, enjoy creative thinking, and are eager to learn. Your abilities to solve complex problems enable you to think one step ahead. You enjoy working as part of a team and look forward to developing interactive software systems.

You graduated having good grades with a university degree of at least 8 semesters in computer science or a related area, or are about to graduate within the next three months. Ideally, you already have previous experience in one of the following topics: visualization, human-computer interaction, software engineering, web development, media communication, visual perception and cognition. You communicate fluently in English and are willing to learn German.


Positions start: at the earliest date possible
Duration: 3 years
Working time: full-time position
Deadline for applications: within six weeks after publication of the announcement

The University of Duisburg-Essen aims at promoting the diversity of its members.

It aims at increasing the share of female faculty members and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women with equal qualifications will, in accordance with state equality legislation, be given priority.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please send your application (with code number 739-16) by email to Jun.-Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck. Please also contact him if you have any further questions.

Email: Telephone: +49 201 183-7057

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