The Technical Group of the Max Planck Institute for Pyscholinguistics is offering a full-time position from May 1st, 2023 for a technical expert with knowledge of motion capture and 3D character animation.
The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics has a large number of experimental rooms in which the psychological, social and biological foundations of language are researched with the help of test subjects. Outside the institute, our researchers also collect data with modern audio/video EEG and eye-tracking equipment.
A new motion capture lab and a new VR lab (consisting of a VR CAVE system) will be set up to equip the newly founded Multimodal Language department. We are looking for an expert to help plan, set up and use these labs.
Motion data obtained in the motion capture lab will be transferred to avatars, which can then be used in experiments in the VR lab. You will have the opportunity to work with the most high-end motion capture hardware available such as Vicon tracking systems. On the software side, we work with Maya, Unity and Unreal Engine. Programming skills in C#, C++, Blueprints and Python are an advantage.
The deadline for applications is midnight (CEST) on Monday March 13th, 2023. Please submit your application directly via this link on our recruitment portal.
For technical questions about the skills and experienced needed for the post, please contact the Head of the MPI’s Technical Group, Reiner Dirksmeyer ([email protected])
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen is a research institute entirely devoted to the study of language. Our goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types. We are situated on the campus of the Radboud University, and have close collaborative links with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University. We also work closely with other child development researchers as part of the Baby and Child Research Center. Staff and students at the MPI have access to state-of-the art research and training facilities (including audio-visual equipment, EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, virtual reality labs, molecular biology labs and a child-friendly child development lab).
We are part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association of German-funded research institutes dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunities employer. We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief, or sexual orientation (https://www.mpi.nl/page/equal-opportunities).