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Geoinformatics Geovisualization PostDoc Hamburg Germany

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The HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) — University of the Built Environment and Metropolitan
Development) — was founded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in 2006. It
is the only university Europe-wide which is solely focused on architecture and metropolitan
development. HCU combines the three academic fields Engineering and Natural Sciences,
Humane and Social Sciences, as well as Design and Planning. The university offers study
programmes in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Metropolitan
Culture, Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning, Urban Planning, and Urban

HafenCity University Hamburg offers in the research field - Geoinformatics/Geovisualization -
for the next possible date one full-time position limited to a period of 2 years, financed with
funds of BMBF and bound to respective allocation criteria, as


Research Associate (PostDoc)
German salary bracket 14 TV-L


During the two-year postdoctoral activity the job holder shall develop two to three research
projects towards application maturity, from which of them one shall be performed as a grantfunded
project at HCU afterwards. During the application process the PostDoc will be supported
by the Chair for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization. The proposed project should be
in the context of the research activities of the Chair and supplement these by original ideas
concerning the analysis and visualization of spatiotemporal information. Furthermore, the
postdoc shall independently organize conferences or similar projects (such as publications)
within his or her field of research.


Application Requirements
Prerequisite for the application is an excellent promotion in the fields of Geomatics, Geoinformatics,
Geodesy, Geography, Cartography or related disciplines. The job application has
to be submitted preferably by E-mail, optionally also in English language, in PDF (one file
including attachments) with the following documents:
- CV (with selected bibliography)
- Copies of study programme degree and doctoral degree certificates
- Project sketch for proposed research at HCU (max. 3 pages)
- Overview of own research projects and statement of own third party funding (max. 3
- References from two academic teachers


For any questions you may contact the Research Advisor of HCU, Mr. Jörn Weinhold (Tel.:
+49 40 428 27-4536), or Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schiewe (Tel.: +49 40 42827-5442; E-Mail:
jochen.schiewe@hcu-hamburg.de). The allocation of this PostDoc position is bound to the
guidelines of the “Professorinnenprogramm” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research


HafenCity University Hamburg strives for increasing the proportion of women within the scientific
staff. Hence, the university is funded in the framework of the “Professorinnenprogramm”
by BMBF and explicitly asks qualified women to apply. With equal qualifications,
competence and professional performance women will be given preference.
Handicapped and disabled people of equal status by law have priority over non-privileged
applicants of equal aptitude, competence and professional performance. You are requested
to add corresponding proofs of disability or equality to your application documents.


Please send your complete application documents to


Az.: 2013-46 WiMi Postdoc
Großer Grasbrook 9
20457 Hamburg


and send these, preferably by E-Mail and optionally in English language, as PDF (one file
including attachments) not later than November 4, 2013, to


Please use the reference „2013-46 WiMi Postdoc" in the subject field.


We point out that in the case of a job interview, no cost for travel and accommodation can be refunded. Due to the
large number of applications it is not possible to send back your documents. Therefore please do not submit any
original documents. However, if you hand in a sufficiently stamped self-addressed envelope, you will get back
your documents without being asked.


Please note that this is a non-official translation of the job posting.

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Geoinformatics, Geovisualization, PostDoc, Hamburg, Germany

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