[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Open PHD position on Visual Abstraction at Inria, France

Tobias Isenberg tobias.isenberg at inria.fr
Wed Dec 14 11:26:19 CET 2016

Call for applications for PhD project:
Spatially Integrated Abstraction of Genetic Molecules

We look for candidates for a fully-funded PhD position that takes place 
within a scientific initiative of studying, understanding, and 
formalizing visual abstractions. By considering abstraction as a general 
transformation from data into meaningful visual stimuli, the project 
will address aspects of geometric abstraction, illumination abstraction, 
abstraction in terms of levels of detail, or other relevant aspects of 
visualization. In particular, this PhD work should focus on visual 
abstractions that are meaningful in context of studying DNA 
macromolecular structural composition and its organization into 
higher-level structures up to chromosomes.

More information:

Required applicants skills:
* highly motivated student
* Master's degree (M.Sc., M. Eng, or equivalent) in computer science or 
closely related fields
* education background in one or more of the following fields: 
visualization, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction
* interest in applications in structural biology
* previous experience in these fields (in particular, visualization) 
would be highly beneficial (evident, for example, in form of publications)
* experience in modern computer graphics (GPU) programming
* fluent in written and spoken English (French language skills are not 
required but would be beneficial for living in France and interacting 
with people outside of the lab)

Application package (to be prepared in English):
* detailed CV (including education, degrees and dates, 
publications/scientific presentations, skills/experiences in programming 
languages, project work, academic awards, ...)
* motivation letter explaining why you apply specifically for this 
project and why you are the perfect candidate
* summary of the Master’s thesis
* transcript of the grades from the Master’s degree
* contact details for two or more academic references
* prepare all application documents electronically and in English 
(transcripts do not need to be translated, these are sufficient in the 
native language)
* send a link (e.g., though DropBox, Box, OneDrive, or similar services) 
to the application file (one big PDF file named 
familyname_givenname.pdf) by e-mail to Tobias Isenberg
<tobias.isenberg at inria.fr>

* application deadline: applications are reviewed as they are received; 
however, for full consideration please submit your application by 
February 28, 2017
* starting date: September 1, 2017

About us:
Inria is the French national institute for computer science and applied 
mathematics. It is recognized for its world-class contributions to 
computer science and is and is distributed across eight research centers 
located throughout France. The Aviz team is part of the research center 
in Saclay which is located in the greater Paris area, with many 
connections to universities, other research centers, and companies. Many 
of the Inria Saclay researchers live in Paris and commute to the lab 
each day. The Paris region, of course, is a vibrant urban center within 
Europe that offers many exciting opportunities for cultural activities, 
sports, and other events.

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