***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear colleagues, The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering (www.donau-uni.ac.at/ike) at Danube University Krems (Austria/Europe, www.donau-uni.ac.at) is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate in the field of Information Visualization for the research project VIENA (Visual Enterprise Network Analytics). The research project VIENA aims to develop and test a prototype software of visual network analysis that will be capable to support organizational consulting services. As its focus will be the visualization of change, its main purpose is the display and evaluation of change management processes. Building upon concepts and methods of Dynamical Network Analysis the interactive visual exploration and analysis of teams and organizations over different periods of time should be enhanced. On the following webpages, you'll find more information: - Job Posting: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/department/ike/news/id/13392/index.php - Research Project: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/department/wissenkommunikation/forschung/projekte/id/13012/index.php If you are interested in this position, please write Prof. Silvia Miksch ([log in to unmask]). For questions regarding the project in general or if you want to know more about our university, don't hesitate to write me directly ([log in to unmask]). Best regards, Lukas --- Lukas Zenk, PhD.cand. Member of the scientific staff Department of Knowledge and Communication Management Danube University Krems - Austria / Europe [log in to unmask] --- Research Position (Danube University Krems) ======================================================= The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering (www.donau-uni.ac.at/ike) at Danube University Krems (Austria,www.donau-uni.ac.at) is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate in the field of Information Visualization for the research project VIENA (Visual Enterprise Network Analytics). The aim of VIENA is to design and develop interactive visual representations and exploration methods for dynamic social network analysis and corresponding processes to gain new insights into the change processes in organizations. RESPONSIBILITIES You will * perform research in the field of Information Visualization * develop concepts of interactive visualization and exploration methods for dynamic social network analysis * implement interactive prototypes * design and write scientific publications * participate in scientific and consulting projects * work within a creative, highly motivated, and international team PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS You * are a university graduate (at the diploma or master of science level) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or an equivalent university study * should have background and knowledge in one or more of the following fields - Information Visualization - Interaction Design - Graphical User Interface Design - Human Computer Interaction (HCI) or the willingness to quickly become acquainted with research explained above * have experience in programming (preferably Java, C#, Flash, or similar) * are interested and enjoy scientific working * like to work as an independent and flexible researcher * have abilities to work in interdisciplinary teams * are fluent in the English language and eager to communicate your work both orally and in written form * should possess knowledge of the German language More information about the VIENA project: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/department/wissenkommunikation/forschung/projekte/id/13012/index.php Closing date for applications: June 30, 2009 The position will be filled earliest as possible. Send your applications (with the usual application documents including a statement of interest, full CV - list of subjects taken at university plus grades, publications, etc.) to: Ingrid Bauer Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering Danube University Krems Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30 A-3500 Krems, Austria or in an email to [log in to unmask] We encourage sending your application in electronic form. The Danube University Krems aims for enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and therefore, particularly invites women to apply. Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses and/or other costs caused by the application procedures. If you have any more questions, please contact univ.prof. SILVIA MIKSCH, ph.d danube university krems department of information and knowledge engineering (ike) dr.-karl-dorrek-strasse 30, A-3500 krems, austria T: +43 (0) 2732-893-2451 (2450) ::: F: +43 (0) 2732-893-4450 [log in to unmask] http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/ike ==== Background: University and Department ==== Danube University Krems (www.donau-uni.ac.at) is a State University that is specialized in postgraduate academic studies and offers selected programs in the fields of economics and management, communications, IT and media, medicine and health, law, European integration and public administration, educational and cultural sciences, as well as of building and environment. Being a European model project, Danube University Krems combines high quality in education, research and consulting with excellent customer orientation and service. More than 3,700 students from 50 countries are enrolled in over 150 academic programs. The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering (www.donau-uni.ac.at/ike) is concerned with computer-tools, methods, and concepts which support humans in dealing with complex information spaces. One of the main interests of ike is to make complex information structures more comprehensible, facilitate new insights, and enable knowledge discovery. As a matter of fact, the research topics ike focuses on are (1) information visualization and visual analytics, and (2) plan management. Data and information are a broad field - we focus particularly on the temporal dimension and study time-oriented data and information. ==== _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.