Junior Researcher / IT-Developer

Junior Researcher / IT-Developer

Published Deadline Location
28 Mar 18 Apr Tilburg
The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department is looking for an enthusiastic and well organized Junior Researcher.

Job description

The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department is looking for an enthusiastic and well organized Junior Researcher who will primarily support software development in a cross-school collaborative research project. The role concerns the development of a virtual reality application intended for training prospective memory in older adults. The application will also serve as a virtual training platform for training memorisation techniques, such as the method of loci. This appointment is for 0.6 fte for 5 months.

Supporting two grant funded projects from Tilburg Universities School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) and School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (TSB), you will work closely with the research team, primarily developing a virtual reality application using Unity. You will work closely with two student assistants in the development, and you will be expected to organise and distribute tasks between the development team. The application you assist in developing will be used in multiple data collections, commencing Q3 2024. 

Tasks

  • Design, develop, and maintain virtual reality application using Unity game engine
  • Optimise and debug virtual reality application for best performance on a potential variety of platforms
  • Contribute innovative ideas to enhance visual and interactive aspects of the virtual reality application
  • Organising and distributing tasks with the development team
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate requirements into deliverables
  • Communicating progress and milestones with the wider research team

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

Profile
We are looking for a candidate who has the following qualities:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, game development, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience developing virtual reality applications in Unity.
  • Experience with source control (e.g. Git)
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Works well in a multidisciplinary team
  • Self-directed learner
  • Passion for virtual reality and a commitment to creating engaging user experiences
  • Proficiency of English

Conditions of employment

  • the position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as ‘ICT Ontwikkelaar 5’ (IT-Developer 5).  
  • the starting gross salary for a full-time appointment for an IT Developer 5 is (minimally) € 3.072,- (step 0 in scale 8) up to (maximally) € 3.539,-, (step 3 in scale 8) gross per month. 
  • the position is parttime, 0.6 fte for 5 months. The start of the employment will be as soon as possible.

 Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. The university offers very good fringe benefits (it is one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands), such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model for terms and conditions of employment. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Employer

Tilburg University | University Services

Service society and making it better for its citizens. That is what drives us. Tilburg University's founder, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society must be actively and consciously involved in it. These ideas still form the basis of our university.

Under the motto Understanding society, our more than 2,800 employees develop and transfer knowledge and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepeneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

We educate our 20,000 students of 132 nationalities to become Tilburg University Shaped Professionals: responsible and entrepeneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way.

University support is invested in University Services, organized into seven divisions:

1. Academic Services
2. Marketing & Communication
3. Human Resources
4. Finance & Control
5. Library & IT Services
6. Facility Services
7. Executive Services

Additional information

For further information, please contact Phillip Brown (p.c.brown@tilburguniversity.edu).

Specifications

  • IT; Research, development, innovation
  • max. 24 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 22216

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

You can submit your application including a CV and motivation letter until April 18, 2024. 

Please also include links to applicable development work or portfolio.

Application procedure

Application procedure

You can submit your application including a CV and motivation letter until April 18, 2024. 

Please also include links to applicable development work or portfolio.

Make sure to apply no later than 18 Apr 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).