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Research Scientist Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Spatio-temporal Analysis for Migration Research

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, offers a researcher position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filled ASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Humanitarian Safety“, i.e., the development of methods for analysing user-generated data from social media to support migration management.

 The major research tasks for the announced position are defined as follows:

  • Identifying spatio-temporal clusters in social media data as an indicator for migration movements
  • Semantic analysis of social media posts using self-learning systems
  • Spatio-temporal visualisation of migration clusters
  • Collaboration with social scientists and legal scholars to co-develop a privacy-by-design guideline as a basis for the methodological research