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Full-time PhD Position in Visual Analysis of Heterogeneous Health Data Sets

We are looking for a motivated  researcher on the PhD student level at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology. Within the new collaborative research project HEREDITARY within the EU Horizon program, we will research new approaches for interactive visual exploration and analysis of heterogeneous data from the health domain. The position is available initially for three years with the possibility to develop a PhD thesis in Computer Science at TU Graz.

Opening published: October 20, 2023. This position is available until filled.

Research Context

Interactive data visualization methods are very helpful to understand, explore, and find patterns in large amounts of data. Recent research has integrated data visualization and data analysis methods to form visual analysis solutions, useful in many areas of application. Interactive visualization approaches can effectively guide users in the exploration process, and help to explain results of applied data analysis algorithms.

In the HEREDITARY project, in cooperation with partners from research and health we develop novel interactive visualization methods to effectively understand large amounts of distributed and heterogeneous biomedical and health data. We develop new interactive visualizations to connect data sets, find insights among them, search for interesting patterns, and guide the interactive exploration process. The project offers a rich field of activity for visual analysis research in an interdisciplinary collaboration with experts from among others in machine learning, information and knowledge-based systems, and the health sector.

Applicant Profile

A master degree in computer science, information systems, information science, telematics, mathematics, or related studies is required. One or more of the following skills are desired: Knowledge in information visualization, information retrieval, data bases, interactive systems, or data analysis. Practical skills in one or more programming environments, e.g., with Web stack front/backend, Java, Python, etc.\ are required. Interest to work in a collaborative research environment with project partners in different  domains is expected.

Position Details and Working Environment

The position is available for initially three years, starting in January 2024 or later on agreement. The opportunity to develop a Ph.D. thesis with the Doctoral School of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology is provided. The full-time gross salary for this position is, depending on the employment level, up to 3.277,30 Euro per month (14 times a year), and includes social insurance.

Our institute offers a creative working atmosphere in a motivated, cooperative, and excellently equipped technical environment. We offer exemplary professional and personal development possibilities. Our institute is part of the Visual Computing research cluster in Graz, providing a leading scientific environment. The city of Graz and its surrounding region offer exceptional quality of living.

How to Apply

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV and supporting documents via email Tobias Schreck at Information on our institute is available at out Webpage. Please contact Tobias Schreck for any questions.


Join the CGV

We are continuously looking for talented researchers to join CGV. We regularly hire PhD students and researchers to join our research and teaching activities, based on availability. We also offer undergraduate research internships with our institute. For more information, please inquire by  Email to Tobias Schreck or Ursula Augsdörfer.

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