PhD position – VR-based modelling of visibility and pedestrian dynamics at Bergische Universität Wuppertal

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Your Job:

  • VR-representation of the smoke, which is given by space and time dependent data from numerical simulation programs
  • Capturing the environment with a camera mounted on the VR headset
  • Concept and implementation of dynamically generated objects, such as escape route signs, in VR
  • Execution of a demonstrative study with test persons to validate the possibilities of the designed system

Your Profile:

  • Master degree in engineering or science
  • Strong cooperation and communication skills as well as the ability to work in with an international and interdisciplinary team
  • Interest in VR technology
  • Knowledge of visualisation methods and software development in the Unreal Engine
  • Interest in the development of scientific software and programming skills (C++ / Python)
  • Excellent oral and written English skills

Our Offer:

  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree
  • A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research establishments
  • Chance of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings
  • Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor
  • Participation in overarching seminars including certificate
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training Programme
  • A position for 3 years
  • Pay in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
  • Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here