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The Heinz-Nixdorf-Chair for Distributed Information Systems at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) invites applications for a fully funded PhD student position in Biodiversity Data Visualization for the data management project of the Biodiversity Exploratories (BE) Priority Program.
The Heinz-Nixdorf-Chair for Distributed Information Systems at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) invites applications for a fully funded PhD student position in Biodiversity Data Visualization for the data management project of the Biodiversity Exploratories (BE) Priority Program.

Deadline for application: 2nd, May 2014

Start date: June 2014 or later

What this is about

The data management project provides the platform for data storage and information exchange for the projects of the DFG Priority Program “Biodiversity Exploratories“. Examples of the thematic focus of the projects include botany, forestry, soil, animal, fluxes, modeling, and remote sensing. This diversity is reflected in the format, structure, and semantics of their data which we manage.

Tasks in this project will be centered on the investigation and development of novel visualization methods and user-friendly tools for exploration, search and discovery, quality assurance and integration of the heterogeneous, large volume biodiversity data. Overall, the study should contribute to the science of visualization for big-data-driven biodiversity research.

What we expect

- MSc degree in computer science, biodiversity informatics, bioinformatics or a related discipline

- Experience with visualization tool and UI development

- Programming experience (preferably C# or Java)

- Expertise in some of the following topics namely, ecology, biodiversity, statistics, data mining, big data analytics, databases, is desirable

- Highly motivated team player

- Good knowledge of English; German is a plus, but not required

What we offer

This is a 75% position paid according to up to EG E 13 (TV-L) depending on your qualifications. The position is funded for 3 years. You will be working in an international and integrative environment. You will be part of a research group working on several interesting, related projects (see http://fusion.cs.uni-jena.de/professur/research/research-projects ) in an inspiring and supportive setting.

How you apply

Please send the application documents listed below compiled into a single pdf-file via E-Mail to: birgitta.koenig-ries@uni-jena.de

- A one page letter indicating your background and interests and suitability for the project

- A detailed curriculum vitae

- Your transcripts and degrees

- Contact details of two referees

Further information about the open position can be requested from Prof. Dr. Birgitta Koenig-Ries (Email: birgitta.koenig-ries@uni-jena.de, Phone +49(0)3641-946430) or Dr. Michael Owonibi (Email: michael.owonibi@uni-jena.de, Phone: +49(0)3641-946440).

FSU aims at increasing the number of female scientists among its staff; qualified women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply.
April 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichael