Open Doctoral Position @GIVA UZH

The Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich (UZH) invites applications for a doctoral research position in the context of the UZH Digital Society Initiative. The project, at the interface of GIScience and cognitive science, aims to analyze mobility patterns and geographic information use behavior in varying mobile decision-making contexts.

We seek an intrinsically motivated researcher who will work effectively and efficiently on a research project involving mobile sensor data to better understand the impact of digitalization on mobile geographic information use, decision making, and behavior. The PhD position will have a focus on spatial analytics and geovisual analytics methods for analysing fine-grained interaction data with mobile applications. Beyond this focus there will be close collaboration with our interdisciplinary team.

A completed MSc in geography or a closely related discipline (e.g., geomatics, cognitive science, computer science, data science, etc.) is required. Preferably, the primary domains of contribution within GIScience include geographic information visualization/geovisual analytics, spatial cognition, quantitative (empirical) research methods, and related areas. A strong background in quantitative data analyses, statistics (R) and programming (Python) for geographic information tools would be an asset.

A good command of written and spoken English is indispensable. Although not required, knowledge of German would be an advantage. Applications from women and under-represented groups are especially encouraged.

The successful candidate will be hired on a 1-year contract (starting January 1st, 2020, or soon thereafter), which will be extended to the nominal 4-year PhD period after positive evaluation.

For informal thematic inquiries about the position, please contact:

Dr. Tumasch Reichenbacher
Senior lecturer
Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis University of Zurich, Switzerland tumasch.reichenbacher@geo.uzh.ch, phone: +41 44 635 54 40

More information regarding the team and the Digital Society Initiative can also be found on the following websites:
https://www.geo.uzh.ch/en/units/giva.html
https://www.dsi.uzh.ch/en/

Applications must include a motivation letter, CV, transcripts, and the contact information of two referees. Review of applications will begin in October 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send the full digital application in one PDF file to elisa.haeuptli@geo.uzh.ch.
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