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. 

Unity Developer (f/m/d)

Code: 10013/2019/2

Your tasks

  • Creation of controllable virtual environments and scenarios based on therapeutical designs
  • Implementation of UI for therapists and VR UX for patients
  • Optimization of graphics for VR, in particular light and shading
  • Development of algorithms and methods for application of real-time biometric data



  • Degree in computer science or related discipline
  • Excellent knowledge of Unity3D and related programming languages (C#)
  • Experience with 3D modelling and animation
  • Basic knowledge of rendering techniques and shader programming (Cg)
  • A track record of work on team projects, code versioning, unit testing
  • Experience with VR/AR and related UI/UX design is a plus
  • Experience with data visualization in Python (Matplotlib, Seaborn) is a plus
  • Experience with optimization methods (linear optimization and/or gradient-descent optimization) is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (German is 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

14 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 apply.