3 PhD Positions in Visualization/Visual AnalyticsPhD - Individual Supervisor

  • English, German

    Working Language

  • Rostock


  • 04 Dec 2023

    Application Deadline

  • as soon as possible

    Starting Date


Open Positions


Time Span

as soon as possible for 3 years

Application Deadline

04 Dec 2023



Type of Position

PhD - Individual Supervisor

Working Language
  • English
  • German
Required Degree


Areas of study

Applied Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Geoinformatics, Media Informatics, Medical Informatics, Practical Computer Science, Software Engineering



The Chair of Visual Analytics at the University of Rostock focuses on the interactive visualization and visual analysis of abstract and spatial data. We employ the latest technologies and continuously expand them, including:

  • VR/AR/MR, for example, in the field of Immersive Analytics,
  • AI (such as LLMs) for Smart Visual Interfaces and Narrative Visualization, and
  • GPU and cloud computing for the visualization of large datasets

Our research activities encompass both fundamental research and various application areas, such as biology, medicine, climate research, or marine ecology. We combine well-founded theoretical approaches with practical applications to generate a broad spectrum of scientific insights and real solutions.

As part of the Institute for Visual & Analytic Computing, we offer a friendly, helpful, team-oriented, and inclusive working environment with a highly motivated faculty. Furthermore, we have an extensive international network that provides opportunities for research collaborations and stays abroad.

Currently, we are looking for several new team members at the PhD student level:

  • 2 x Research Assistant Visual Analytics (PhD student, fully financed, 3 years, option of a 3-year extension):

    We are looking for highly motivated individuals with interest in data visualization. You should have a background in visualization, human-computer interaction, and/or computer graphics and very good programming skills. You will conduct research on novel visualization methods with considerable freedom on the specific topic and support teaching at the Chair of Visual Analytics, primarily in the Master’s program “Visual and Intelligent Systems” (solid German needed). Current research projects are related to visual storytelling and immersive analytics in medical contexts.

    Application and details:
  • 1 x Project Assistant Human-Data Interaction (PhD student, fully financed, 3 years):

    We are looking for a talented individual who is passionate about interactive visual data analysis, especially the smooth and efficient interaction with visual representations of data. You should have a background in visualization, human-computer interaction, and/or computer graphics, as well as strong programming skills. You will work on the Project "iVMorph – Interactive Visual Metamorphosis for Multi-view Data Exploration”, whose goal is to link multiple heterogeneous visual representations of multi-faceted data via smooth animated transitions.

    Application and details:


Life and Work in Rostock:
The Hanseatic City of Rostock is a great place to study, research and live. The economic and scientific center of the northeast isvery attractive, with all the atmosphere of a major city in the middle of one of the most beautiful parts of Germany. The University of Rostock was founded in 1419 and today, with approximately 14,000 students and 2,933 employees, it offers fascinating perspectives in almost all scientific fields. The University of Rostock has an excellent interdisciplinary research landscape covering natural and technical sciences, medicine, life sciences, humanities and cultural studies.

Further Information:

Required Documents

Required Documents
  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
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