Postdoctoral researcher: Visual Analytics on Large-Scale Displays
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The successful candidate will join the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and environmental informatics, the department has the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle major environmental challenges our society is facing today : climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control.

ERIN department has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher position in visual analytics on Large-Scale Displays, in the framework of an industrial research project.

The successful researcher will be integrated in the Environmental Informatics unit, which focuses on artificial intelligence, mixed reality systems, visualisation, geocomputation and their application to environmental issues.


We are looking for a highly motivated researcher that holds a PhD degree in computer science. The candidate will be part of a larger team of visual analytics researchers from LIST and engineering experts from a private company.

The research work will be carried out in the premises of both LIST and the private company.

The candidate’s main mission will be to invent and extend state-of-the-art visual analytics systems so that they can be used effectively and intuitively in the context of a large-

scale interactive visualisation wall (approximate size : 8m x 2m, cutting-edge technological settings).

Moreover and as a LIST researcher, the applicant will also be involved in the following tasks :

RDI work :

  • Provide state of the art work related to a given research thematic or technology / perform systematic literature review
  • Provide input to the definition of research concepts
  • Design and implement innovative prototypes
  • Manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the RDI projects
  • Contribute to generating knowledge
  • Collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally
  • Dissemination, valorisation and transfer :

  • Assist in the preparation of internal project reports and presentations
  • Contribute to dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results (patents, licences, prototypes, publications, technical reports)
  • Make presentations at workshops and conferences
  • Develop scientific and industrial networks
  • Education

  • PhD in Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Data Sciences or related field
  • Competencies

  • Relevant research experience and demonstrated competencies in visual analytics and / or data visualization
  • Fluency in at least one of the following programming languages : Javascript, Python, Java, C#, Scala
  • Familiarity with Web Development using D3js, AngularJS, React, Node is a plus
  • Track record of research dissemination including peer-reviewed publications
  • Excellent analytical, and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation)
  • Demonstrated ability to generate new ideas, concepts, models and solutions
  • Collaborative skills, initiative, result oriented, organization, and capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Software engineering skillsKnowledge in data sciences considered as an advantage
  • Familiarity with wall-size displays, and / or natural user interfaces is a plus
  • Language

  • Proficient written and spoken English is mandatory
  • Contact

  • Candidates interested in the above position can apply online. The application file should include :
  • A CV
  • A motivation letter
  • Possibly the names of two or three referees
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