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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Reference Number
Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Contract Duration
Fixed Term
Salary Range (£)
42955 to 42955


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, is in the top ten in the UK for starting salaries and is second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in academic staff, estate and systems and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

We're looking for a visualization researcher to design and implement analytical software to support criminal intelligence analysts. The post holder will work in our dynamic visualization group at the giCentre, Northampton Square on the EU-funded VALCRI research project. This will require close collaboration with colleagues 17 other institutions across Europe, many of whom are contributing to the project code base, and in particular the project coordinators at Middlesex University, London. The work will involve developing highly interactive graphical interfaces, working in an agile environment and some travel.



Working closely with project partners to design, development and implement visualization software to support intelligence analysts in their data analysis. Working to ensure that uncertainty is effectively visualized, colour is used appropriately and interactions are fluid and consistent across a range of data analysis tasks. Undertaking research in information visualization through this process. Working on high quality academic publications with colleagues at the giCentre and across the VALCRI consortium. Coordinating project meetings at City. Presenting research findings to conferences. Reporting.

Person Specification

We are looking for somebody who can apply creative thinking and creative approaches to design, implement designs in robust software and undertake high quality research in visualization through this process (technique development and design study).
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science or associated discipline with a strong emphasis on visualization or visual analytics.
High levels of competence in programming (Java, JavaScript), using web standards (HTM5 and associated) and development frameworks (GWT, Meteor) are required.
Knowledge and experience of using large and diverse data sets, geographic information, uncertainty visualization and developing visualization systems are important.
Experience of document management and intelligence analysis are an advantage but not essential.


Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications:  11.59pm on 6th July 2017.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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