[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Position: Visual Analytics Scientist

Jesus Caban jesuscaban at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 05:59:29 CEST 2014

Position: Visual Analytics Scientist and Application Developer

Incumbent will serve as a scientist and application developer for the
National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National
Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda MD.  NICoE is a DoD institute
dedicated to providing cutting-edge evaluation, treatment, and research for
service members dealing with complex interactions of mild traumatic brain
injury (mTBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions.  The Clinical and
Research Informatics group at the NICoE maintains a large-scale database
with over 3,000 clinical elements collected from patients during a
four-week period in addition to thousands of longitudinal elements
collected before and after their comprehensive treatment.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research and development
of state-of-the-art visual analytical technique that can be used to better
explore, analyze, and understand the complex effects of concussion and
mTBI.  Applicants are expected to have a strong background in data
visualization, graphical interfaces, data representations, and computer

A PhD in computer science or related field is required. Knowledge of
fundamentals of data visualization, visual analytics, visual data mining,
and graphical interfaces is required.  Proficiency in widely popular
software application, libraries, and tools such as D3, Tableau, MatplotLib,
JQuery, Highcharts, etc is required.

Successful Candidate:
* A Ph.D. in computer-science or related field or an M.S. with equivalent
work experience and strong publication record.

* Interest to work in clinical and multi-disciplinary environments.

* Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills.

* Proven ability to undertake and publish research in data visualization,
visual analytics, and visual data mining at national or international level.

* Excellent programming skills in Python, C/C++, Perl, R, Matlab,
JavaScript, HTML5,  and/or Java.

* Knowledge in visualization of unstructured text data.

* Proficiency in widely popular software application or libraries such as
D3, Tableau, SAS, Spotfire, MatplotLib, JQuery, and/or Highcharts,

* Proven publication record

Requirements of the Position:
* Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Please send application materials (CV, cover letter, and research
statement) to Dr. Jesus J Caban <jesus.j.caban.civ at mail.mil>.
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