Jobs jobs jobs.. GIScience, Geovis, Spatial Analysis

1) Oxford University, UK

Part-time research assistant to do statistical, spatial, and social analysis The position will involve the analysis of the corpus of Wikipedia text, user-pages and
history files and the use of statistical techniques to explain spatial and social patterns. Our research question focuses on patterns of representation on Wikipedia as
well as an articulation of patterns of conflict and barriers to participation.

The successful candidate will manage and perform queries on a large database, statistically and geographically analyse and visualise results, explore alternate methods
to answer the project’s core research questions, and assist in writing academic papers and technical reports.

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2) University of Zurich, Switzerland

Fixed-term Senior Research Associate/Lecturer (“Oberassistent”) Position in GIScience/Geovisualization

The Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis group at the University of Zurich invites applications for a fixed-term Senior Research Associate/Lecturer position
in Geographic Information Science/Geovisualization. The position is housed in the UZH Geography Department, and associated with its internationally reputed GIScience
Center. The appointment will be made on an annual basis for the first year (starting July 1, 2012) with opportunity for multi-year extensions (potentially up to 9

We seek an established and highly motivated researcher who will bring an innovative research agenda to our group, and who will be successful in obtaining external
funding, leading an own research group, work effectively on interdisciplinary and collaborative projects, including graduate-student supervisory committees, and teach a
variety of graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in the department’s GIScience curriculum. Ideally, the substantive domains of contribution within GIScience
include geographic information visualization/geovisual analytics, GIScience & spatial cognition, quantitative (empirical) research methods, or related areas. A strong
background in quantitative data analysis (i.e., statistics) would be an advantage. A completed PhD in Geography or a closely related discipline (e.g., Cognitive
Science/Psychology, Computer Science, etc.) is required. Applications from women and under represented groups are highly encouraged.

Apply with a statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a maximum of three sample reprints/preprints (as PDFs), and the names
and contact information for at least three references. For more background information about this position, please visit us on the Web at

For informal inquiries about this position contact Dr. Sara Fabrikant, Email: sara AT (subject: Senior Lecturer), or by phone: +41-44-635-5150.

Apply digitally to: Ms. Lisa Büschlen, Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis Unit, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190 CH-8057
Zurich, Switzerland, Email: lisa.bueschlen AT (subject: Senior Lecturer), phone: +41-44-635-5151. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2012 and will
continue until the position is filled.

3) University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Dynamic visualisation PhD/assistant
The Geography Institute of the University of Lausanne opens a position of

PhD / assistant in dynamic visualisation

Start date: 1 August 2012 or to be agreed
Duration: 1 year renewable 2 x 2 years. Maximal duration is 5 years
Activity level: 80%
Place of work: Geography Institute, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Desired profile:

Applicants must have an MSc (or equivalent degree) in one of the following disciplines: geosciences, computer science, statistics, physics. Applicants are required to
have solid knowledge in information visualisation and computer graphics. Knowledge of a visualisation environment such as OpenGL and a scientific programming language
like Python or C is important. Candidates need to have an interest in the research and teaching at the Institute of geography and have the will to undertake a PhD
dissertation in the field of dynamic visualisation for spatio-temporal data.

Description of tasks:

The successful candidate will take part in the research activities in the field of dynamic visualisation and assist in geovisalisation and statistical analysis courses.
The main task will be the development and evaluation of dynamic visualisation methods for spatio-temporal data by combining techniques of computer graphics and
statistical analysis. At least 50% of the time will be dedicated to the realisation of a PhD thesis. At maximum 50% of the time will be for support of teaching and other
projects of the Institute.

Application procedure:

Applications should be sent by e-mail to They should include:

– a motivation letter
– CV
– 2 references with address, phone number, e-mail (e.g. director of MSc thesis or of the Institute where the MSc studies have been conducted)
– Copy of University diploma and scores
– Electronic version of a personal research report (MSc thesis), publications and short description of the doctoral project the candidate wishes to pursue (to be
discussed later)

For additional information, please contact Marcia Curchod (Marcia.Curchod AT or Christian Kaiser (chri.kais AT

Deadline for application:
18 May 2012

Dr. Christian Kaiser
chri.kais AT

Secretary of Geography Institute
Mme Marcia Curchod

Reference nr: 2586
Date of announce: 30 April 2012

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