30/11/2016

Senior Researcher/PostDoc Geoinformatics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Paris Lodron-University of Salzburg
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    GeosciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/12/2016 02:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Salzburg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/03/2017

Analysis of User-generated Data, Spatial Statistics, Location-based Services

At the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, we offer a Senior Researcher/PostDoc position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filled ASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Urban Emotions“, i.e., the development of methods for extracting contextual emotion information from real-time human sensors and crowd-sourced data from social networks.

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

The developed methods correlate emotion measurements
from wearable psycho-physiological sensors with subjective observations and
different crowd-sourced data repositories (Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, etc.). The
major research tasks for the
announced position are defined as follows:

  • Spatio-temporal
    correlation of emotion information from different sources (emotion
    sensors, eDiary, social media)
  • Information
    extraction from crowd-sourced data through combining methods from geoinformatics
    and computational linguistics
  • Spatio-temporal
    visualisation of urban emotions in real time
  • Fusion of data
    from technical and human sensors
  • Investigation of
    the potential of using Virtual Reality Environments as an alternative to
    real-world experiments together with psychologists from University of
    Salzburg

 

The position is temporary and will be filled for 2
years. Potentially, the contract can be renewed thereafter.

 

Specific Requirements

Candidates are required to hold a degree (preferably
PhD) in the fields of geoinformatics, computer science, geography or a
discipline related to geoinformatics. Moreover, an excellent research record in
the area of geoinformatics and the ability to work autonomously and in teams
are mandatory.

 

We offer an attractive position in a dynamic and interdisciplinary
team at one of the leading geoinformatics institutions. The selected candidate
will be working on highly topical research areas that provide excellent
opportunities for further qualification.

 

University of Salzburg aims to increase the share of
women in scientific and general staff, particularly in leading roles. Thus, we
encourage qualified women to apply. Women will be preferred in case of equal
qualification. Severely challenged persons or persons with chronical diseases
who fulfil the qualification criteria are encouraged to apply.

 

Apart from the usual documents, applicants need to
send a motivation letter. The selection procedure will start immediately; there
is no formal deadline for the announcement of this position.

 

In case of questions concerning the application,
please contact Ass.-Prof. Dr. Bernd
Resch.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Salzburg
Austria
Salzburg

EURAXESS offer ID: 159560