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Student summer job in Geoinformation

Application Deadline: 15. March 2021

The research unit Geoinformation (GIScience) of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO) is looking for a

Summer Student

to work part time (30 hrs/w) for 2 or 3 months during the summer holidays (July – September).

The Geoinformation group ( engages in research relating to Spatial Human-Computer Interaction, Spatial Machine Learning, Wayfinding and Mobile Decision Making, Location-based Human Information Behaviour and Location-Based Services, alike. We aim to understand and model wayfinding human behaviour, find ways how to exploit AR and VR technologies to assist wayfinders and apply deep learning methods to semantically enriched geographic information.

Strong programming skills in Python or C# and the ability to work independently are required. Sound knowledge in machine learning, computational geometry or Augmented Reality technologies are a plus. The specific tasks of the successful applicant will be negotiated upon the start of the summer job, taking the applicant’s personal interests and level of knowledge into account.

The salary for this position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum salary will be € 1.587,45 (gross, for 30 hours per week).

The application should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Availability (preferred duration of contract (2 or 3 months) in July, August, and/or September)

If you are interested, please send your application to until March 15th, 2021.

Open PhD Position

Application Deadline: 1. March 2020

The Geoinformation Group at TU Vienna in Austria is looking for a PhD Student, starting the earliest possible.

We welcome applications from students that are enthusiastic about working in the area ofHuman-Computer Interaction and Geographic Information Science. During this 4 years position, the main focus will be on spatial interaction modalities and human activity recognition using a variety of sensors. The research is expected to lead to publications and a PhD dissertation for the student. 

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate must have an academic degree (Master Degree or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g., Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Media Informatics, Information Science), as well as strong research interests in Geographic Information Science and Human-Computer Interaction.

Good programming skills (e.g., C#, Python) and analytical thinking are required. Experience in Machine Learning and Empirical Research is highly desirable. Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: AR/VR, Unity, Eye Tracking. Furthermore, the candidate must have good communication skills in English (oral and written) and be a team player.

Contract information

  • 4 years position not tied to a project
  • 30h/week employment
  • Minimum 2.148,38 Euro gross (14 x per year)

Application Documents

  • Motivation letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of education degrees: e.g. bachelor degree, master degree, etc.
  • Course transcripts, GPA (grade point average) 
  • Reference letters are welcome


Application Deadline: 1. March 2020


Please send your application documents (one file) to 

If you have any questions, you can write to 

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