volume: Fulltime/Parttime
restriction: max. 3+3 years
salary: EG 13 TV-L
beginning: as soon as possible

In the Virtual Worlds and Digital Games Group at the Department of Eco-nomic Sciences and Media, TU Ilmenau, is a vacancy for a

Computer Scientist (M.Sc./Diploma) as

Post-Doc Researcher (m/f/d)

starting as soon as possible.

The Virtual Worlds and Digital Games group explores technologies and applications in the area of Mediated Reality. This includes, but is not limited to, research and development of novel approaches to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), mixed reality (MR), and diminished reality (DR). This includes novel methods from the areas of computer vision, computer graphics, human-machine interfaces, and distributed virtual or augmented environments, in particular also using deep learning approaches. We offer a dynamic working environment in an international team, with the commitment to be one of the leading research groups worldwide in this field. With our publications, we are consistently represented at high-level international conferences and conduct a large number of externally funded projects, both interdisciplinary and with application partners from the private sector.

Through the Institute for Intelligent and Interactive Immersive Media and Technologies (I4MT), we are closely linked to numerous groups at the university. This provides the basis for new collaborations, innovative ideas and projects in the context of larger funding formats. The Ilmenau Interactive Immersive Technologies Center (I3TC) with its infrastructure (i.e., CAVE, Virtual Studio) is available for technical realization and administrative support.

We are now looking for an employee with a completed PhD and proven research activity in the context of virtual and augmented reality, computer graphics or computer vision to support and expand our team. The position is particularly suitable for applicants who wish to further qualify themselves with a view to an academic career.

Your tasks

Your job tasks include:

  • Excellent independent research in an area closely related to VR/AR/MR/XR.
  • Initiation of own research projects and support in the application of third-party funded projects of the department
  • Coordination and/or project management of externally funded projects
  • Teaching of 4-6 LVS (one LVS comprises at least 45 minutes of teaching time per week of the semester's lecture period) related to VR/AR and/or digital games in various bachelor and master programs
  • Call for innovative topics for theses and student projects, and their supervision and evaluation (in cooperation with the head of the group)
  • Producing high-quality publications of international standing and presenting research results at relevant conferences
  • Continuously monitoring relevant publications and advancing the state of the art, incorporating new methods and approaches into own solutions
  • Participation in university committees as well as external expert committees

The position is initially limited to three years. An extension for another three years is possible. Legal restrictions (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz) apply.

    Your profile

      For being part of the selection process is needed:

      • Very good, completed studies (M.Sc./university diploma) in computer science, media informatics, computational visualistics, or comparable subjects
      • Excellent, completed PhD in computer science or comparable subject
      • Relevant publications at prestigious international conferences (e.g., IEEE VR, ISMAR) and journals (e.g. IEEE TVCG)
      • Very good knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken
      • Solid programming skills (C++, C#, Python, or similar)
      • In-depth knowledge in the field of VR/AR/XR
      • Strong background in at least one of the areas of computer graphics/computer vision/neural networks

      Following skills are desirable:

      • Experience in teaching courses
      • Ability to present work results independently
      • High level of communication and teamwork skills
      • Knowledge in implementing VR/AR applications or computer games
      • Experience in using game engines (e.g., Unity or Unreal)
      • Experience in applying for external funding

            Your application must contain at least the following documents:

            • Cover letter
            • Curriculum vitae
            • Master's certificate
            • Certificate of graduation: (provisional) PhD certificate
            • Transcript of Records (overview of studies incl. grades)
            • List of publications and research agenda

              What we offer you:

              • Attractive remuneration according to collective agreement (as per TV-L) incl. granting of a special annual payment
              • Vacation entitlement of 30 days in the calendar year and additional days off on 24 / 31 December.
              • Flexible working time model
              • VBL - pension scheme in the public sector

              From individual advancement with a wide range of continuing education opportunities to a variety of health and recreational offerings, you can expect an appreciative working environment at a renowned university at TU Ilmenau. In addition to an attractive, family friendly working hour’s model, you will also benefit from advantages such as the use of the dining halls of the Studentenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in several attractive sport offers from the university owned sport centrum.

                The university stands for high-quality research and teaching in the fields of engineering, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media. TU Ilmenau particularly values innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. We identify with Humboldt's ideals and pursue the vision of an open-minded and cosmopolitan campus.

                Ilmenau University of Technology is holder of the “TOTAL E-Quality“ distinction and emphasizes gender equality.

                Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferred.

                Ilmenau University of Technology offers flexible work arrangements.


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