30/08/2021

Scientific Staff

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Computer Science
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/10/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Wien
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    30
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    12122
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The research group Visualization and Data Analysis (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Torsten Moeller, Dr. Laura Koesten) at the Faculty of Computer Sciences invites applications for the position of a research assistant aiming at a PhD degree.
We seek a highly motivated PhD researcher with a background in computer science, information science, or a related field. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the project “Talking charts”, funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF). The applicant should be confident in engaging with different audiences and apply a number of different quantitative and qualitative scientific methods. We expect a high motivation to learn and engage with real world data, people and problems in an interdisciplinary setting. There will be the possibility to collaborate with other students.
We offer a pleasant work environment within a friendly, dynamic, international and young team in Vienna, one of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide. The working language is English, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion. There are many opportunities to grow academically as well as personally, including the opportunity to act as possible team leads in research projects, engage in exchanges on an international scale and develop contacts to industry. We provide a close and supportive supervision of the thesis work and a highly collaborative research environment. There is an option to extend the contract after the PhD defense in the context of further academic training.

This role is for a fixed duration of 36 months.
- Participation in research and administration
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

About the Talking charts project:
Visualizations are ubiquitous tools for communicating data, both within science and the popular media. Urgent messages with immediate effects on public life, i.e. the exponential growth of COVID-19, are often communicated via charts or diagrams. It is not clear whether public interpretations of these visualizations match the messages their creators aim to convey. The same is true for data visualizations in science; it is not a given that experts will interpret them the way they are intended. How do visualization producers create, and consumers understand, the messages carried in visualizations? How do consumers come to trust or to distrust, to act on or to ignore them?
Talking charts is a three-year mixed-methods project exploring how people encode, understand and engage with the messages (and implicit assumptions) communicated by data visualizations, particularly those f This role is for a fixed duration of 36 months.
- Participation in research and administration
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

About the Talking charts project:
Visualizations are ubiquitous tools for communicating data, both within science and the popular media. Urgent messages with immediate effects on public life, i.e. the exponential growth of COVID-19, are often communicated via charts or diagrams. It is not clear whether public interpretations of these visualizations match the messages their creators aim to convey. The same is true for data visualizations in science; it is not a given that experts will interpret them the way they are intended. How do visualization producers create, and consumers understand, the messages carried in visualizations? How do consumers come to trust or to distrust, to act on or to ignore them?
Talking charts is a three-year mixed-methods project exploring how people encode, understand and engage with the messages (and implicit assumptions) communicated by data visualizations, particularly those focusing on COVID-19 and climate change.

More Information

Benefits

Eligibility criteria

- Completed Masters degree preferably in Computer Science or a related field.
- Professional competence: Background in Computer Science; specifically Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualisation, Data Science (Bachelor’s level or equivalent professional experience)
- Methodological skills: First experience with qualitative research methods (e.g. interview studies)
- Didactic skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

Selection process

- Completed Masters degree preferably in Computer Science or a related field.
- Professional competence: Background in Computer Science; specifically Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualisation, Data Science (Bachelor’s level or equivalent professional experience)
- Methodological skills: First experience with qualitative research methods (e.g. interview studies)
- Didactic skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

Additional comments

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

- Completed Masters degree preferably in Computer Science or a related field.
- Professional competence: Background in Computer Science; specifically Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualisation, Data Science (Bachelor’s level or equivalent professional experience)
- Methodological skills: First experience with qualitative research methods (e.g. interview studies)
- Didactic skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team
Desirable qualifications are:

- Masters degree in one of the following areas: Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualisation, Data Science, Information Science, Science and Technology Studies, Communication Science or a related field

- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning

- Knowledge of university processes and structures

- Experience abroad

- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

- Experience with data visualisation

- Good German language skills

- Good programming skills (Python / R / C++)

- Background in or experience creating data visualizations

- Experience with quantitative research methods (e.g. in data science or statistical knowledge)

- First experiences of interdisciplinary collaborations

- Teaching or tutoring experience, or workshop facilitation

Specific Requirements

- Completed Masters degree preferably in Computer Science or a related field.
- Professional competence: Background in Computer Science; specifically Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualisation, Data Science (Bachelor’s level or equivalent professional experience)
- Methodological skills: First experience with qualitative research methods (e.g. interview studies)
- Didactic skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team
Desirable qualifications are:

- Masters degree in one of the following areas: Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualisation, Data Science, Information Science, Science and Technology Studies, Communication Science or a related field

- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning

- Knowledge of university processes and structures

- Experience abroad

- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

- Experience with data visualisation

- Good German language skills

- Good programming skills (Python / R / C++)

- Background in or experience creating data visualizations

- Experience with quantitative research methods (e.g. in data science or statistical knowledge)

- First experiences of interdisciplinary collaborations

- Teaching or tutoring experience, or workshop facilitation

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Research Group Visualization and Data Analysis
Austria
VIENNA
Wien
1090
Währinger Straße 29

EURAXESS offer ID: 677709
Posting organisation offer ID: 12122

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