Open Position in Geoinformatics, Heidelberg University : Senior Researcher / PostDoc : Analysis, Enrichment & Integration of VGI, OSM, Big Spatial Data

The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University is offering a position as senior researcher or Postdoc (100%, TVL) in Geoinformatics with a specializion in quality analysis, mining, improvement and integration of data from VGI data sources such as OSM or Social Media.

The candidate shall contribute to at least one of the following projects: (DFG) (EU HORIZON2020) (EU HORIZON2020),

The relevant topics include at least one of the following:

– Design and development of new methods and tools to investigate and improve the quality and suitability of geographic information, esp. wrt Crowdsouring/VGI/OSM
– Design and development of new methods and tools for combining, integration and enrichment of heterogeneous sources of spatial data, in particular VGI/OSM & Location-based Social Media
– Data Mining in VGI, esp. OSM and Location-based Social Media / Networks
– Machine Learning and Data Fusion in VGI/OSM and Location-based Social Media / Networks
– Geocomputation, Agent-Based Modeling and Spatial Statistics wrt VGI
– Location Based Services (LBS) & Navigation with VGI/OSM (Special Needs, Indoor/Outdoor etc.)

We offer an attractive job in an interdisciplinary dynamic team with excellent possibilities for research and further qualification. The Chair of GIScience is also member in the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE). The University of Excellence Heidelberg belongs to the internationally top ranked universities and offers an especially stimulating research environment.

We expect a PhD in either Geoinformatics, Geography, Computer Science or related fields, as well as profound research experience, technical and methodological expertise in Geoinformatics / GIScience, paired with the ability for independent scientific work and the acquisition of third party funding, as well as teamwork and leadership.

The position is initially funded for up to 3 years with options for further extension (depends on specific project above). Please apply as soon as possible with the relevant information (cv, grades, papers, references etc.) electronically to – preferred in April and May. Payment is according to official schemes (TV-L).