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JOB: Research Associate position at Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi)

The Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi) at the University of Muenster, Germany is offering a full time position at post-graduate level as
Research Associate
(TV-L E13)

to be filled on 1st of September 2011, or at the earliest convenient time.

You will work in the newly established research lab on situated computing ( The term of the appointment is two years initially, which can be extended.

The salary for the full time position (current working hours are 39 hours and 50 minutes per week) is according to the German TVL-13 scale.  The full pay scale (monthly gross income in Euro) is available at – successful candidates will be placed in band 13.  Their level (1 to 5) within this band will be determined based on prior experience.

Candidates are expected to hold either a Ph.D., a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Geoinformatics, Computer Science or a related discipline with a strong interest in one of the research areas covered by the situated computing lab. Excellent knowledge in at least one of the following (or closely related) areas is expected: mobile and ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction, location-based services, spatial interaction, evaluation methods for mobile or ubiquitous systems. Good technical skills (e.g. programming, familiarity with statistical software packages) are a benefit.

The appointment explicitly includes the option to pursue a doctoral degree, and – in case of a postdoctoral candidate – will offer opportunities to develop an independent research profile. The successful candidate will carry out research in the context of the group, support the head of the group in writing grant applications and managing the research group. He/She is expected to teach (in English) for 4 hours per week during semester time.

The Institute for Geoinformatics is a fundamentally interdisciplinary organisation committed to conducting innovative and internationally visible research related to Geoinformatics. We actively encourage collaboration across disciplines and research groups, and support staff in developing their own research profile and agenda. English is the main language spoken at the Institute, which houses staff from all continents with highly diverse cultural backgrounds. More information about the Institute can be found on its homepage (

The University of Muenster operates an equal opportunities scheme, and applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other candidates in case of equal levels of qualifications and skills.  The University of Muenster also strives to increase the percentage of female research staff and explicitly encourages women to apply. Female candidates will be given preference over other applicants in case of equal qualifications and skills of relevance for the advertised position.

Applications should include copies of degree certificates, curriculum vitae, list of publications (if applicable) and a brief research plan. Please send applications in the form of a single pdf until 30rd of June 2011 via email to:

Dekanat des Fachbereiches Geowissenschaften
Frau Dr. Beate Keplin
Robert-Koch-Str. 29
48149 Münster

In case of any further questions, please contact Chris Kray (