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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research and Teaching Position, Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering, Danube University Krems


Research and Teaching Position (Danube University Krems)

The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering ( at Danube University Krems (Austria, announces a Research and Teaching Assistant position on the level of a PhD candidate (without PhD or doctoral degree) in the field of Visualization & Visual Data Analysis, and Data Mining.

Main tasks

* will perform research and teaching in the fields of Visualization & Visual Data Analysis, and Data Mining
* design and write scientific publications
* participate in scientific and consulting projects
* Work within a creative, highly motivated, and international Team

Conditions of admission: required education/skill set

* 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
    - Visualization
    - Visual Data Analysis
    - Data Mining
    - Graphical User Interface Design
    - Computer Graphics
  or the willingness to quickly become acquainted with research explained  above
* 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
* are interested and enjoy scientific working

Closing date for applications:  March 19, 2007

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:
Personalabteilung der Donau Universitaet Krems,
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
A-3500 Krems, Austria


in an email to

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
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 :::