Postdoc. in Geospatial Visualization

Postdoc. in Geospatial Visualization

Leibniz Institute for Regional GeographyThe Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, IfL) is the only non-university research institute for geography in Germany. The institute currently has around 75 employees and an annual budget of 4.3 million euros, in addition to research funds acquired in competitions, amounting to about 2.3 million euros.

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig examined at 1 September 2016 (n).

To participate in existing research projects and the development of new visualization capabilities across digital and printed atlases and other publications Institute of IfL. The staff supports research and transfer projects which combine approaches of geography, information science, computer science and cartography. Preference is given to candidates with research interests in innovative forms of space-time visualization, cultural dimensions of visualization and geo-visualization with new media.

IfL is as non-university research institute with currently about 80 employees member of the Leibniz Association. It is funded institutionally by the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Republic of Germany under the joint research funding.

We offer you:

  • for periods up to up to four years full-time, flexible working time, good working environment and highly motivated project teams, according Expiration WissZeitVG
  • Ways to implement their own ideas in the context of research and transfer projects

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support for research and transfer projects with cartographic and spatial visualizations, especially dynamic demographic processes, cultural variations in the creation and use of Geovisualisierungen and cartographic products
  • Participation in work on new and existing concepts Atlas Atlas and map production
  • Co-development of new collaborative projects
  • Publication of academic research papers and results
  • Development of research activities and academic qualifications
  • External funding
  • Implementation of teaching and support in the committee work and in workshops
  • Support for the coordination and organization in the department


  • a university degree (geography, cartography, or related fields with an emphasis on visualization and communication) and a very good doctoral degree covering topics of the above mentioned task profile
  • proven ability for creating complex web-based maps and visualization projects, including dynamic data-driven visualizations
  • Experience with academic publication process
  • basic experiences with structured and unstructured data and various languages of Data Processing
  • depth knowledge of cartographic theories and techniques, including multi-media Cartography
  • internationally refereed publications
  • good German language skills in speaking and writing
  • very good knowledge of English
  • Experience in the procurement of externally funded projects are desirable

We expect a dedicated, independent thinking and acting personality who brings a high degree of initiative, execution, team-work and innovation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: April 29, 2016

Please send your application with your CV, significant testimonies, references and reviews, a list of its own maps, visualizations and similar applications, which are accessible on the Internet, each with a reference image and a relevant English-language publication in a PDF file of max.30 Pages under “Postdoc Geovisualisation” to: personal (at)

Contact / in for inquiries : Prof. Francis Harvey

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