[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Junior Researcher Positions in Applied Data Analysis and Visualization in Graz, Austria

Tobias Schreck tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at
Fri Jan 12 13:10:49 CET 2018

In context of the recently launched COMET competence center Pro2Future – 
Products and Production Systems of the Future, we are filling

2 Junior Researcher Positions in Applied Data Analysis and Visualization
at the center's site in Graz, Austria, co-located with Graz University 
of Technology. The researchers will work on timely industrial data 
analysis and visualization challenges in close collaboration with the 
center's scientific and industry partners. Opportunity to develop a PhD 
thesis at Graz University of Technology is given and explicitly 
supported. For further information, please refer to the opening 
description below and contact Tobias Schreck at 
tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at for questions.

Opening Description

To broaden and support our research activities in the field of 
data-driven decision support we are currently offering the position of a 
Junior Researcher Full-time (38,5 hours/week), at Pro2Future GmbH in 
Graz (Campus Inffeld at Graz University of Technology).

Pro2Future – Products and Production Systems of the Future – is a COMET 
competence center that attempts for next generation products and 
manufacturing machinery with embedded cognitive capabilities. It is a 
joint effort of world leading Austrian industrial enterprises and top 
Austrian scientific institutions in ICT and Production Engineering: 
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Graz University of Technology and 
Profactor GmbH. Furthermore, it is endorsed by the Provinces of Upper 
Austria and Styria, Austria's strongest regions in industrial 
leadership. Pro2Future operates three research sites in Linz, Graz and 

Project context:

Designing and evaluating predictive maintenance and condition monitoring 
systems for industrial applications. Together with internationally 
renowned companies from the automotive and metal industries, we 
investigate how cognitive decision support can be applied to analyze 
large amounts of industrial data. In this regard, prediction models 
based on analytical methods as well as visual analytics approaches are 
to be researched, developed and applied.

Job profile:

The successful candidate will be engaged in computational and visual 
data analysis and data-driven projects. To this end, one or more of the 
following skills are required: knowledge about information systems, data 
technologies, visual analytics and information visualization, 
mathematical and statistical methods for data analysis. Experience in at 
least one current software development environment is required. 
Experience in the field of artificial intelligence is of advantage. The 
successful candidate seeks an ambitious activity in industry-driven 
research and is particularly willing to obtain a PhD under supervision 
of the scientific partners of this project at TU Graz, including Prof. 
Tobias Schreck, Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge 
Visualization. The successful candidate will work within an 
interdisciplinary project team consisting of experts including the 
industrial partners, project management and scientific partners of Graz 
University of Technology. The candidate plays a major role in shaping 
and executing the projects' research agenda. Project work will also 
involve collaboration and knowledge exchange with the Pro2Future 
partners, several allied international research groups as well as 
participating in the international research community.

Your qualification:

• A university-level degree in computer science, information systems, 
information science, mechatronics, telematics, mathematics, or related 
• Programming skills in a current development environment (Java, 
JavaScript, C#, Python, ...)
• Fluent English, written and spoken. German is appreciated or the 
willingness to learn German is expected.

We offer:

• The opportunity to align the research for your Ph.D. studies to a 
3-years research project, starting in Spring 2018.
• The opportunity to work in a young, dynamic, creative and 
collaborative team with strong ethos of mentorship and professional 
development as well as focused publication agenda.
• We will provide the successful candidate with a cooperative and 
supportive environment to establish themselves and their careers, i.e. 
particularly the Ph.D. studies.
• Full-time gross salary for this position is 2,750 Euro per month (14 
times a year).

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send your application (including CV, 
supporting documents, letter of motivation) via email to: 
jobs at pro2future.at, or by postal mail to Pro2Future GmbH c/o Dr. Stefan 
Thalmann, Inffeldgasse 25 F, 8010 Graz, Austria, phone:+43 316 
873-30603. More information on Pro2Future is available at 

Pro2Future GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly 
welcome applications from women and international candidates. In case of 
equal qualification, female applicants will be hired preferentially.

Univ.Prof. Dr. Tobias Schreck
Graz University of Technology
Inst. of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization
Inffeldgasse 16c
A-8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 316 873 5403, Fax: +43 (0) 316 873 105403
Mail: tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at
Web: http://www.cgv.tugraz.at/

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