Doctoral research assistant position in geovisual analytics (open topic)

veröffentlicht am: 06.02.2018

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Departement of Geography

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis Group

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

We invite applications for a doctoral research assistant position in Geographic Information Science/Geovisualization to work on a research project related to geovisual analytics. The highly motivated, successful applicant is asked to suggest, develop, and answer a timely and relevant research question related to spatio-temporal knowledge discovery and knowledge construction using geovisual analytics displays (including spatialization).

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %

60 %

Anforderungen / Qualifications

Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Master’s degree (by thesis) in a relevant area, e.g., Geography, Geographic Information Science, or Computer Science. You have an established background in quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies for data collection and data analysis. You are familiar with information visualization including (carto-)graphic design and (geo-)data mining. You have a proven ability to work independently on guided projects, and are interested in presenting your results orally and in scientific publications to a larger scientific audience.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

Very good standard of written and spoken English. Knowledge of German, whilst not required, would be an advantage.

Computerkenntnisse / Computer skills

You have solid implementation skills (e.g., Java, JavaScript, C#, or similar) and are confident in, for example, implementing an interactive geovisual analytics system.

Wir bieten / We offer

The successful candidate will be hired on a 1-year contract (starting as soon as possible), which will be extended to the nominal 4-year PhD period after positive evaluation. For more background information about this position, please visit us on the Web at

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

As early as possible

Auskunft erteilt / More information

For informal thematic inquiries about this position please contact Prof.
Sara Irina Fabrikant, e-mail: (subject: PhD GeoVA), or by phone: +41-44-635-5150.

Bewerbungen / Application

Applications must include a motivation letter with sample research questions, a CV, transcripts and the contact information of two references. Apply digitally to: Human Resources, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland, e-mail: (subject: GeoVA PhD). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Yvonne Wagener
Universität Zürich
Geographisches Institut / Personal
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich