Zürich (CH): 2 PostDoc positions

University: 2 PostDoc positions (70-100%) ERC Advanced Project GeoViSense

2 PostDoc positions ERC Advanced Project GeoViSense

veröffentlicht am: 29.01.2019

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic
Digital Society Initiative DSI / Department of Geography

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit
The Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group at the University of Zurich invites applications for two post-doctoral researcher positions in the context of the ERC Advanced Project GeoViSense, led by the GIVA group head and PI Sara Irina Fabrikant. This project, at the interface of GIScience (geovisual analytics) and neuro-cognitive science aims to study how we make space-time decisions with geographic information displays (GIDs) in varying mobile decision making contexts, and to develop respective display design guidelines for future user, task, and context-responsive GIDs to better support efficient and effective space-time decision making on the go.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities
We seek two highly self-motivated researchers who will work efficiently and effectively on a research project involving virtual reality (VR) and mobile location-aware interfaces. The two PostDoc positions will have different methodological foci (i.e., VR or mobile applications in the real world) but will work closely together with an interdisciplinary team.

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %
70-100 %

Anforderungen / Qualifications
A PhD in Psychology, Cognitive|Neuro Science, Computer|Data Science, Geography/Spatial Cognition, or related is essential. We seek established and highly motivated researchers who will be successful in leading an own research group, and work efficiently and effectively on interdisciplinary and collaborative projects. Experience in empirical behavioral research with human participants (indoors|outdoors), and/or in the collection|analyses of psycho-physiological data streams (i.e., EEG, EDA, EMG, or related space-time data) are essential. You have excellent written and spoken English communication skills. Knowledge of German, whilst not required, would be an advantage. Programming for Virtual Reality environments and/or mobile applications would be an asset.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements
Excellent English (knowledge of German is an advantage)

Wir bieten / We offer
The appointment will be made on an annual basis for the first year (starting May 1st, 2019), with opportunity for multi-year extensions (potentially up to 3 years).

A responsible and versatile area of responsibility in an interesting environment. Salaries are paid according to cantonal guidelines.

For additional information about an employment at the University of Zurich please visit www.pa.uzh.ch/en/Willkommen-an-der-UZH.html

Stellenantritt / This position opens on
May 1st, 2019

Auskunft erteilt / More information
For informal thematic inquiries about this position contact Prof. Sara Irina Fabrikant, Email: sara.fabrikant@geo.uzh.ch (subject: GeoViSense PostDoc), or by phone: +41-44-635-5150.


Bewerbungen / Application
Applications must include a motivation letter, a CV, transcripts, and the contact information of two referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please send the application digitally (one PDF) with subject: GeoViSense PostDoc to Ms. Simona Cerrato (simona.cerrato@dsi.uzh.ch), at the UZH Digital Society Initiative, Raemistrasse 66, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland.

Simona Cerrato
Universität Zürich
Digital Society Initiative DSI
Rämistrasse 66
8001 Zürich


Die Ausschreibung ist auch im Internet unter http://www.jobs.uzh.ch/jobDetail.php?jobID=8827 abrufbar.

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