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Postdoc Postions Available

Mar 29, 2012   //   by Dieter   //   Hiring, News  //  No Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest

Postdoc Fellow Positions
(Marie-Curie Experienced-Researcher)
in “Geoinformatics/GeoWeb 2.0”

 

The GEOCROWD project (www.geocrowd.eu) offers PostDoctoral Fellow positions at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in the area of “efficient data management for uncertain user-contributed geospatial data”.

The duration of the position is 1 year with the possibility of renewal.

The GEOCROWD Project

The positions are funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Programme (ITN) project GEOCROWD (http://www.geocrowd.eu). The project’s aim is to establish a fertile research environment by means of a training network that will promote the GeoWeb 2.0 vision and advance the state of the art in collecting, storing, analyzing, processing, reconciling, and making large amounts of semantically rich user-generated geospatial information available on the Web. The project started in 12/2010 and will finish in 11/2014.

The following universities are participating in the project: Universität Bremen, Germany – Prof. Christian Freksa (Cognitive Systems Group), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany – Prof. Jochen Schiller and Prof. Agnes Voisard, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark – Prof. Christian S. Jensen, ETH Zürich, Switzerland – Prof. Gustavo Alonso, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland – Dr. Alexei Pozdnoukhov (National Center for Geocomputation) and the University of St. Andrews, UK – Prof. Stewart Fotheringham.

RESEARCH and RESPONSIBILITIES

GeoWeb 2.0 is the geographic embodiment of the Web 2.0 moniker for the next generation Web, that is, it is a term the next generation of geographic information publishing, discovery and use. Related to this area the research in GEOCROWD focuses on (i) exploiting user-contributed geospatial data, (ii) Web-geodata management, (iii) efficient means for data collection and dissemination, e.g., mobile computing, and (iv) innovative uses for such data.

Your responsibility will include the following tasks:

  • Research in the area of efficient data management for uncertain user-contributed geospatial data
  • Conducting joint research with the members of the group
  • Supervision of diploma students and assisting in the supervision of doctoral students
  • Organization of scientific events

SKILLS/PROFILES

We expect from a successful candidate

  • to have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field
  • with research experience in one or more of the following areas (in order of importance): spatial databases, query processing and indexing, AI, large-scale data management, and spatial and temporal reasoning, and
  • to have excellent English language skills.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Marie Curie fellows enjoy good salaries and working conditions, career development opportunities and work-life balance. More specifically, the financial support of Marie Curie ITN to the Experienced Researchers (postdocs) includes:

  • a considerable monthly living and mobility allowance,
  • a yearly travel allowance (i.e., a fixed amount of money based upon  the direct distance between the location of origin of the researcher and the place of work),
  • a career exploratory allowance (i.e., a single payment for attending job interviews, additional courses, job fairs, etc.), and
  • coverage of the expenses related to the participation in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.).

ENVIRONMENT

The DBLAB at the National Technical University of Athens headed by Prof. Sellis (http://web.dbnet.ntua.gr) aims to conduct research in the areas of data management and large-scale information systems. The group closely collaborates with the Institute of Management Information Systems (IMIS), Research Center “ATHENA” (http://www.imis.athena-innovation.gr). Both teams are located in Athens, Greece.

HOW TO APPLY?

To communicate your expression of interest, please send

  • your curriculum vitae and
  • a research statement

by email to Dr. Dieter Pfoser (pfoser at imis dot athena-innovation dot gr).

While expressions of interest are accepted on a continuous basis, applications received by

>>>April  27, 2012<<<

will be considered in the first evaluation cycle.

MORE INFORMATION

  • About the project: http://www.geocrowd.eu
  • Questions? Send an email to pfoser at imis dot athena-innovation dot gr

11 ESRs hired so far…

Nov 9, 2011   //   by Dieter   //   Hiring, News  //  No Comments

11 ESRs have been hired so far in the GEOCROWD project. Check the list of names and their respective CVs – ESRs @ GEOCROWD.

GEOCROWD currently has still two post-doctoral student positions available! If interested send your cv to contact@geocrowd.eu.

Geocrowd hiring

Jun 23, 2011   //   by Dieter   //   Hiring, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Almost all positions have been filled. There are however still a few positions available at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and FU Berlin, Germany.

In addition, there are two post-doc positions available at the National Technical University of Athens. The appointment durations are one year each. A requirement for the postdoc positions is that you haven’t got more than five years of research experience.

In each case, submit your cv to contact@geocrowd.org. Mention “postdoc” in the subject if applying for those respective positions.

Call for Expression of Interests “junior researcher positions”

Jan 17, 2011   //   by Dieter   //   Hiring  //  No Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest
Marie-Curie Early-Stage-Researcher Positions (Doctoral students) in
“Geoinformatics/GeoWeb 2.0”

OVERVIEW

13 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions are available at the following institutions:

These positions are funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Programme project GEOCROWD (http://www.geocrowd.eu).

The duration of the positions is 3 years with the possibility of an extension funded from other sources. Applications for smaller periods will be considered.

Recruited ESRs will have the option to enroll as PhD students at the various institutions.

RESEARCH TOPIC

GeoWeb 2.0 is the geographic embodiment of the Web 2.0 moniker for the next generation Web, that is, it is a term the next generation of geographic information publishing, discovery and use. The goal of the GEOCROWD project is to establish a fertile research environment by means of a training network that will promote the GeoWeb 2.0 vision and advance the state of the art in collecting, storing, analyzing, processing, reconciling, and making large amounts of semantically rich user-generated geospatial information available on the Web. Specifically, activities will be centered on (i) exploiting user-contributed geospatial data, (ii) Web-geodata management, (iii) efficient means for data collection and dissemination, e.g., mobile computing, and (iv) innovative uses for such data. The project goal is to tame this data explosion, which applied to the geospatial domain translates into massively collecting and sharing knowledge to ultimately digitize the world. This is the challenging research goal to be undertaken by the recruited ESRs.

Junior researchers with an MSc in areas such as spatial databases, query processing and indexing, mobile and pervasive computing, large scale data management, distributed systems, AI, geographic information science, geocomputation, and spatial and temporal reasoning are encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The recruited ESR should be, at the time of selection, in the first four years of their research careers (measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate).
  • ESR should not already have a PhD and they should have the qualifications to embark on a PhD program (i.e., s/he should have an MSc by the time of the recruitment).
  • ESR must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. This requirement is irrespective of the applicant’s nationality.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Marie Curie fellows enjoy good salaries and working conditions, career development opportunities and work-life balance. More specifically, the financial support of Marie Curie ITN to the ESR includes:

  • a considerable monthly living and mobility allowance,
  • a yearly travel allowance (i.e., a fixed amount of money based upon  the direct distance between the location of origin of the researcher and the host),
  • a career exploratory allowance (i.e., a single payment for attending job interviews, additional courses, job fairs, etc.), and
  • coverage of the expenses related to the participation of the ESR in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.).

HOW TO APPLY?

To communicate your expression of interest, please send (i) your curriculum vitae and (ii) country/institution preference by email to contact@geocrowd.eu.

While expressions of interest are accepted on a continuous basis, applications received by February 25, 2011 will be considered in the first evaluation cycle.

MORE INFORMATION