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Environmental Data Science & Systems group


The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of Oak Ridge National
Laboratory (ORNL) has an opening for a postgraduate fellow in its
Environmental Data Science & Systems group
( We are
seeking a recent Ph.D. graduate interested in applying informatics
skills to Earth Science data management, distribution, and

The successful candidate will be involved in a project to manage
informatics tools for the Distributed Active Archive Center for
biogeochemical dynamics (ORNL DAAC:<>).

The job posting is available at the following URL (it is shortened by


Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

POSITION AVAILABLE: Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of
Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available to work on research
projects related to numerical linear algebra methods in computational
materials science.  The projects involve high performance algorithms
(e.g., solving very large eigenvalue problems) in the study of
electronic structures of materials.

Applicants must have a good background in numerical linear algebra in
a broad sense, as well as experience in parallel scientific computing
and parallel programming.  Knowledge in physics, especially in topics
related to materials science, is desirable but not essential.  A Ph.D.
in Computer Science or a field related to scientific computing is

For more information, or to apply online, access the following link
with the requisition number: 182552

There is no deadline for applying - but the selection process will
begin one month after the posting of this announcement and the
position will remain open until it is filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and

Postdoctorial position at Bangor University

We are looking for a postdoctorial Research Officer (RO) or Research Project Support Officer (RPSO) (without phd) to work at the School of Computer Science, Bangor University, UK, for up to 12 months on an UK AHRC Research Council, funded project titled “Alternative Views on the lost heritage of Gwynedd”.

To apply, and to read further details, goto, perform a Keyword search of job Number BU00138.

The project is a collaboration between the School of Computer Science, Bangor University (Dr Jonathan C Roberts), the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, Bangor University (Prof. Ray Karl), the Department of Computer Science, Aberystwyth University (Dr. Bernie Tiddeman) and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (Mrs Emily Bateman). Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts and Professor Ray Karl of Bangor University lead the project.

The successful applicant will be located in Bangor and will report to Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts. The RO/RPSO position is available for upto 12 months and the successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible.

Computer photogrammetry techniques have advanced enough to utilise multiple 2D photographs of the same object, building or environment, perform a registration of them and calculate a 3D model from the 2D photos. This project will create 3D models from the photographs in the archives and allow users to navigate and view these 3D scenes. The focus is on an image archive of Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (GAT), photographs that were taken many years ago, and not for the purpose of creating a 3D picture. Many of the photographs depict assets that have long disappeared, or excavations that have been built upon. We will also elicit stories from public engagement and collate information on these pictures. Therefore, we will present alternative views on the lost heritage of Gwynedd: including 2D pictures, interactive 3D models, stories and interpretations of the heritage asset, and where appropriate 3D physical models printed through rapid prototyping techniques.

The post holder will join the team investigating and researching photogrammetry, searching archives for suitable historic records to be processed, creating the 3D models from selected photographs, working with the local community to continue with 3D photogrammetry creation and gathering stories, creating material for an exhibition, and assist/organise a workshop and exhibition. In particular the RPSO/RO should enthusiastically contribute to significant technical advances and novel directions in their scientific investigation and will actively take part and assist/lead the development of research publications (at high impact publication venues), a workshop and exhibition of the project. The appointee is expected to attend conferences, visit partner institutions and give seminars and conference presentations.

Applicants should have a good first degree and/or Masters or PhD level qualifications and experience in heritage, archaeology, virtual reality, visualization and/or computer graphics. They will require the enthusiasm and drive to assist/carry-out high quality research in an exciting, highly professional, multidisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will work closely with established researchers within Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities and the partner institution trust.

The successful candidate will be appointed on either Grade 6 or Grade 7 dependent on qualifications and experience and the salary and job description will be matched accordingly.

Informal enquires should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts, School of Computer Science, Bangor. Email: Further particulars are available on request.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2013

Committed To Equal Opportunities

Best regards

Post-doc Positions in Information Visualization - Brazil


Post-doc Positions in Information Visualization

The Visualization, Imaging and Computer Graphics Laboratory (VICG) of the Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences - 
University of Sao Paulo -  Sao Carlos/SP - Brazil  invites applications for two post-doctoral positions to work in the project  
"Challenges in Exploratory Visualization of Multidimensional Data: Paradigms, Scalability and Applications".  

The project, funded by Fapesp (Sao Paulo State research funding agency), aims at advancing the state-of-the-art research in scientific 
and abstract data visualization, with emphasis in the processing and handling of high-dimensional, multimodal time-varying data. 
The novel paradigms to be developed shall provide advanced visual metaphors for visualizations based on multidimensional projection and 
phylogenetic trees, allowing for improved understanding and exploration of many types of data, including text, image, biological, 
music collections and nanoescale sensing data. An additional goal is to investigate data visualization and visual exploration methods suitable 
for execution on portable devices.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow! Curiosity, open-mind, creativity, persistence, and collaborative-work capability are the 
key personal skills we target. A Ph.D. in computer science, applied mathematics, or related areas is required, with demonstrated experience 
and high quality publications. Candidates should have advanced programming skills and a solid background in mathematics.  
Portuguese speaking is not required but fluency in English is mandatory.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including their full publication record), as well as reference letters (at least two) by email to
Dr. Luis Gustavo Nonato - Applications will be open until February 15th.

postdoctoral position - LIRIS lab, University of Lyon, France


A postdoctoral position is available in the LIRIS lab, University of Lyon, France -- 10 months.

The focus of the project will be on development of novel techniques for progressive compression of textured 3D meshes, within the context of our Web platform for 3D streaming.
This work will lean upon our recent algorithms [1][2].

Net income: about 2000 euros per month (according to experience)

A MSc degree (with research experience) is required; applicants with PhD degree are preferred.
The applicants should have skills in computer graphics and 3D mesh processing. Previous experiences in compression and / or textured mesh are welcomed.
Autonomy and Entrepreneurial spirit will be appreciated.

Most programming will be done in C++ ; WebGL/JavaScript experience is welcomed.

To apply, please send a CV, links to relevant peer-reviewed publications, and reference letters to Guillaume Lavoué ( and Florent Dupont (

[1] Lee, H., Lavoué, G., Dupont, F., Rate-distortion optimization for progressive compression of 3D mesh with color attributes, The Visual Computer, vol. 28, No. 3, pp.137-153, 2012.
[2] Maglo, A., Lavoué, C., Hudelot, C., Lee, H., Mouton, C., Dupont, F., Remote scientific visualization of progressive 3D meshes with X3D, International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D), Los Angeles, USA, July 2010.

Guillaume Lavoué
Associate Professor - INSA de Lyon, France
Tel : (33) 4 72 43 71 36
e-mail :

PostDoc - IDAV University of California at Davis


Post Doctoral Researcher to perform advances research and development in the area of analysis and visualization of large scale performance data collected from massively parallel simulations. The long term goal is to develop a better understanding of the complex interplay between hardware characteristics, computation, and communication, and their relationship to the simulated physical phenomena in large-scale applications. This work will involvve reseraching new technicques to visualize and analyse typically abstract performance data and to provide more intuitive views and new insights to application developers.

The work will be performed as part of a large team of visualization and performance analysis experts at LLNL, UofU and UC Davis that regularly interacts with a number of development teams for some of the world’s most advanced scientific simulations, including multiple gordon bell prize winners. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary  team environment and have the opportunity to spend extended periods of time at any of the participating institutions. Candidates should have expertise in some of all of the following areas: Information visualization, multi field analysis, multi field visualization, high performance computing, statistics, and data analysis.

Contact: B. Hamann,, (530) 754-9157

Check their website for more information.

Postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado

The US National Research Council (NRC) Associateship Program is
accepting applications for two-year appointments for postdoctoral
research at the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder,
Colorado. Among the topic areas of interest are image analysis,
dynamical systems, combinatorial and discrete algorithms, applied
optimization and control, compressive sensing, scientific data
mining, immersive visualization, parallel/distributed computing,
and verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification in
scientific computing. Of particular interest are applications
in materials science, electromagnetics, optoelectronics,
computational biology, network science, quantum information,
and computer security.  For details see

Competition for postdoctoral awards across all NIST technical
program areas is managed by the NRC. Applications must be
submitted directly to the NRC; the deadline for applications is
February 1. An additional competition is held in the summer, with
an application deadline of August 1. Note that the NRC program at
NIST is restricted to US citizens.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Data Visualization - University of Colorado School of Medicine


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Data Visualization

The Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine invites applications for an NLM (NIH) funded post-doctoral fellowship.  The successful candidate will conduct interdisciplinary research in biological data visualization and work closely with Dr. Carsten Görg and other faculty and researchers in the Computational Bioscience Program.  

A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a related discipline, and being a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident are minimal requirements. The ideal candidate would also have a background in information visualization or visual analytics, and experience in visualizing and analyzing structured data, such as networks, as well as unstructured data, such as textual documents.  Programming skills in Java, web-based graphics development, and domain knowledge in biology are beneficial.  The candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her research, publication, and presentation skills under mentorship from Dr. Görg. 

Start date: Immediately.  The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with the possibility of a yearly extension to up to three years based upon performance.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a related discipline, and be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Salary & Benefits: Successful candidates will be offered the NRSA specified stipend (based on years of experience), medical insurance, $2000 per year in travel support and $6500 per year in additional research-related expenses.

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests; also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.  Contact Dr. Görg for questions about the position or the program.

About the Computational Bioscience Program
The Computational Bioscience Program is home to twelve core faculty working in the areas of genomics, visualization, text mining, knowledge representation, network analysis, molecular evolution, phylogenetics, statistical methods, microarray, biomedical ontology, and other areas.  The School of Medicine is home to a broad array of outstanding research and instrumentation, including extensive DNA sequencing and microarray facilities.  We are housed on the first all-new medical campus of the 21st century, close to both the urban amenities of Denver and the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  For more information, please consult

UC Denver is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
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2013 John von Neumann Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science

The Computing Research Center and the Computer Sciences and Information Systems Center at Sandia National Laboratories invite outstanding candidates to apply for the 2013 John von Neumann Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious post-doctoral fellowship is supported by the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research. The fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures with application to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance. Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. in applied/computational mathematics or related computational science and engineering disciplines. Applicants must have less than three years of postdoctoral experience.  This appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications received before February 8, 2013 will receive full consideration; however the position will remain open until filled.
For more information, including application instructions, please see our web page at

PI and PostDoc Cancer Science Institute of Singapore


Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
CSI Singapore, National University of Singapore, is a state-of-the-art research center with a multifaceted and coordinated approach to cancer research, extending from basic cancer studies all the way to experimental therapeutics. The focus of the institute is on cancers endemic to Asian populations such as gastric, liver, lung, leukemia and breast cancers.
We are seeking individuals with exceptional scientific credentials to join a vibrant, dynamic team at CSI Singapore 

Principal Investigators 

Qualified candidates at Associate Professor and Assistant Professor levels should be at the cutting edge of their field with an established record of excellence in cancer research.

Candidates should have the capability and experience of leading high-level, innovative research programs resulting in international quality publications. Successful candidates can look forward to stable funding for up to 5 years commensurate with their abilities, ample laboratory space and resources, a competitive salary package and a dynamic working environment. Candidates with research emphasis in gastric, liver and lung cancers will be strongly considered. 

Postdoctoral Position

Full-time postdoctoral positions are immediately available for MD and/or Ph.D graduates interested in in cancer and stem cell biology or genomics.

Candidates must have a proven track record in research and laboratory work in the form of publications in top peer-reviewed journals. Ability to communicate in written and spoken English required. Applications should include full curriculum vitae, publication list, information on years of experience in research and laboratory work, and names and contact information of three referees. Please also include a summary of your research experience and a brief description of intent of research in the form of two proposals of the research you would be interested to pursue. 

Interested candidates email to: 
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. 
For more details, please visit our website:



Post-Doctoral Fellow in Data Visualization at University of Arkansas at Little Rock


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow (P98183) position in the Emerging Analytics Center (EAC). This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon continued funding.

The EAC is focused on providing insight into complex data through visualization, virtual reality, and advanced interfaces. EAC is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a large, high-density pixel display; immersive, CAVE-like environments; wide-area motion tracking; and haptic devices.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be expected to advance the analysis of data through information and scientific visualization, the creation of information rich virtual reality, and integration of haptic and tracked interfaces into visual analytics. The domains to benefit from this research include, but are not limited to, business analytics, bio-medical data, social networks, and engineering. The Fellow will also be expected to
•    assist business partners of the EAC,
•    support faculty and students working with the EAC,
•    help with manuscript preparation,
•    contribute to grant identification, application and reporting, and
•    perform other duties in the EAC as required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate technical competency, a commitment to team research and quality, excellent communication skills and the ability to work with other researchers and students.

Possible research topics are:
•    algorithms and techniques for visualization of data with various degrees of quality;
•    algorithms and techniques for large-scale visualization and analysis;
•    visual analytics methods and interfaces;
•    human factors related to data visualization, data quality, and virtual environments;
•    developing information-rich virtual environments and simulation.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate with dissertation research in an appropriate field (such as Computer Science, Information Science, or Computer Engineering) is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive research experience with a record of publications in one or more related areas AND research experience in the following areas is preferred:
•    Information Visualization,
•    Scientific Visualization,
•    Visual Analytics, or
•    Virtual Reality.

Further information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources website at Review of applications will begin immediately; application deadline is February 15, 2013.

Junior Group Leader positions at the Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication

The Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication offers post-docs the opportunity to head their own junior research group under excellent conditions at Stanford University, U.S.A., and Max Planck Institute Saarbrücken, Germany. The program has three consecutive phases:
1. prepatory phase at MPI Saarbrücken
2. Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University
3. Junior Research Group Leader at MPI Saarbrücken.
The program is flexible and can be entered at each step according to the experience of the applicant.

Applicants to the program must have completed an outstanding PhD and have an excellent publication record. The next application deadline is 31 Jan 2013. For details about the program and the application process, please visit:

Best regards,

Bernd Girod, Leonidas Guibas, Hans-Peter Seidel
Directors MPC-VCC