The Perceiving Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute
for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is creating the world’s most
realistic human avatars for use in research, film, virtual reality, and
We are looking for a
The successful candidate will
• work with computer vision researchers to design, coordinate, schedule, and run
human subject trials involving body shape and motion analysis.
• collect data: recruit participants, take body measurements (training provided),
attach motion capture markers to participants’ clothes and skin.
• organize data and handle data protection.
• prepare lab equipment for the trials.
• operate several computer vision technologies, including our unique 4D body
scanner (training given, no prior experience required).
• maintain related web materials and help coordinate lab tours.
Skills / Qualifications:
The job is very dynamic and you will often be introduced to new technologies. You
need to be flexible, eager to learn and able to adjust to the research needs. Good
organizational and time management skills are required.
We are looking for a team player to work in a multicultural English-speaking
environment. Very good command of English and at least a B2 level in German is
required. It is important that you are a responsible person with good social skills who
is confident in dealing with people, giving instructions, making decisions and solving
This could be a full-time or a part-time position. An initial contract will be offered for
two years with the possibility of extension. The position is remunerated in accordance
with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund), according to your
qualifications up to E8. Social benefits are paid according to the regulations of the
public service (TVöD).
The position is available immediately and is open until filled. Preference will be given
to applications handed in by August 23, 2019.
The Max Planck society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where
they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The
Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with
disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified
individuals. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity.
Any questions regarding the position should be forwarded to Tsvetelina Alexiadis at
Tsvetelina.Alexiadis@tue.mpg.de. Please direct your application including a
motivational letter, CV and references to Melanie Feldhofer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or as a hardcopy application to:
MPI-IS, M. Feldhofer, Max-Planck-Ring 4, 72076 Tübingen.