Three Positions as Research Associate in “Visualization” at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

The positions offer the opportunity to pursue a PhD in software visualization and related areas.


We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of unlimited possibilities instead of possible limitations. Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, we have 11 faculties seeking to develop innovative ideas for the future. We are dedicated to research and teaching, live diversity, support potential and are highly committed to educational equality.

The University of Duisburg-Essen is offering at the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB), Campus Essen

Three Positions as Research Associate in “Visualization”

(Salary Group 13 TV-L)

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: January 27, 2017

The University of Duisburg-Essen aims at promoting the diversity of its members (see http://www.uni-due.de/diversity).

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 (see § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX).

Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, and degree certificates or transcript of records; if available: work examples, thesis, list of publications, letters of recommendatioin) with code number 739-16 by email to Jun.-Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck. Please also contact him if you have any further questions.

Email: fabian.beck@wiwinf.uni-due.de; Telephone: +49 201 183-7057

Learn more about the research group: http://www.vis.wiwi.uni-due.de

See also: official job announcement

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