Research Associate / PhD student / Postdoc 

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
14 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, the Junior Professorship in Immersive Media Design at the Institute of Software and Multimedia Technology invites applications for a

Research Associate / PhD student / Postdoc 

(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L) 

starting September 1, 2021. The position is offered until August 31, 2024.

The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic  qualification (e.g. PhD or habilitation thesis). Balancing family and career is an important issue. The post is generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. Please indicate your request in your application.

The TU Dresden Immersive Experience Lab ( conducts interdisciplinary research into the perceptual foundations, applications and creative possibilities of immersive media. Our work combines elements of perceptual and computer science, engineering and art and design. Current projects include immersive psychotherapy, data visualisation, architecture, embodied artificial intelligence and a-life, immersive theatre and music and research in multisensory perception. See for more information. We are seeking a talented computer scientist or engineer to conduct innovative research in the field of immersive media, using state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality systems.

Tasks: Collaborating with scientists, engineers and artists from various disciplines to develop immersive experiments, applications and artistic creations; leading development of a large multi-user mixed-reality platform; maintenance of technical facilities and infrastructure; publishing and present research results at international conferences and in academic journals, supervising student employees, teaching seminars and tutorials and supervising student research projects. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop his or her own courses.

Requirements: university degree and - if applicable - PhD degree in computer science or engineering or related subjects. Strong C++ or C# and GPU programming and real-time 3D graphics and game-engine experience (e.g. Unreal, Unity). Fluency with written and spoken English (knowledge of German is not necessary, but advantageous). 

Desirable skills and experience: virtual or augmented reality development; experience working in or leading interdisciplinary teams on artistic or scientific projects; experience with 3D tracking systems; machine learning; 3D modelling and 3D pipeline workflows (e.g. Blender, Maya, Houdini); publications in relevant conferences or journals.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit applications including CV, degree certificates, transcript of records by July 13, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal as a single PDF file to or by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Informatik, Institut für Software- und Multimediatechnik, Juniorprofessur für Gestaltung immersiver Medien, Herrn Jun.-Prof. Dr. Matthew McGinity, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed. 

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