GEO-C (Joint Doctorate in Geoinformatics: Enabling Open Cities, http://geo-c.eu/) is a four-year project funded by the European Union. The goal of this project is to explore concepts and initiatives that are being designed and implemented to monitor and analyse different aspects of urban life, and manage service provision intelligently. A key gap in this area relates to how people can understand the processes driving smart cities and their services, and how they can gain a sense of control rather than being controlled by the services provided by a smart city. GEO-C aims to contribute methods and tools to realise smart and open cities, in which all groups of society can participate on all levels and benefit in many ways. The complementary strands of research in GEO-C will lead to an improved understanding of how to build open cities and will produce a prototypical open city toolkit. The toolkit will contain software, libraries, apps and frameworks that enable cities to easily set up or adapt key services, processes and analyses.
Do you have a background or strong interest in one of the following areas?
● Apache Cordova
● App development (Android programming, UX Design)
● R programming
Then, we want you as part of the GEO-C team! You will be working in a team of up to three student assistants, four PhD students and a post-doc at the Institute for Geoinformatics. The workload will be eight (8) hours per week. The Situated Computing and Interaction Lab (SitCom Lab, http://sitcom.uni-muenster.de/) will provide the necessary facilities (working space, virtual machines, etc.). German language skills, familiarity with Leaflet and Node.js are considered an asset, but not required.
The Institute for Geoinformatics offers an attractive, international and English-speaking work environment. Applications including a CV and a short motivation letter should be sent to Dr. Auriol Degbelo (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a single PDF file. Applications from women are encouraged and will be favoured in case of equal qualification, competence and specific achievements. Preference will be given to disabled applicants in case of equivalent qualification.
The application process remains open until January 04, 2017 or until the positions are filled.