The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center compasses the full spectrum of fundamental research through population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field. 

3D Character Generalist (f/m/d)

Code: 10011/2019/2

Your tasks

  • Animating humanoid actions to simulate daily interactions (shopping, reading, eating, etc.)
  • Modelling of high-poly 3D characters (~50k verts), rigging and skinning
  • Creating emotional facial expression based on blend-shapes
  • Collaborating on developing a character behaviour system
  • Occasional Prop and Environment 3D modelling


  • Extensive experience with humanoid animation, rigging and skinning
  • Proficient knowledge of 3D animation and modelling (Maya/Motion Builder/Blender, ...)
  • Experience with next-gen organic modelling, texture unwrap, material painting, etc.
  • Basic experience with the Unity3D editor is a plus
  • Experience with Marvellous Designer / Adobe Fuse / Substance Suite is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (German in a plus)
  • Excellent communication and team working skills

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
  • An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
  • A high potential for the individual development of our employees
  • Targeted personnel development
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund




Contact details

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wolbers

Working hours


Contract length

18 months

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

March 22nd, 2019

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to appl