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Architectural Visualisation Researcher (ref.no. STARC_AVR_18_07)

Reference Number
STARC_AVR_18_07
Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centers, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.

As a member of the Virtual Environments Lab team at STARC, the successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the 3D modelling of historical buildings, archaeological sites, monuments and architectural details for interactive visualization applications. The successful candidate, as member of the team, will be responsible for the production of 3D scenes and buildings, creation of new interactive and immersive environment applications, maintaining the existing Virtual Reality software applications, to troubleshoot and resolve issues as they arise, and to identify and pursue opportunities for the further development of the Virtual Environments Lab.

 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:

  • 3D modelling for archaeological and architectural research purposes.
  • Texturing and image processing for real-time rendering applications.
  • Advanced rendering and visualisation methods.
  • Creating new interactive visualisation applications for immersive environments.
  • Identifying opportunities for the further enrichment and advancement of existing VR applications (new scripts, new user interfaces, new features and functionalities etc.)
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Architecture, Design, Computer Science, Computer Graphics, etc.
  • Master’s degree will be considered an advantage
  • Experience and proficiency with 3D modeling and rendering engines is essential.
  • Experience in interactive visualization is essential.
  • Proven knowledge and experience on visualization
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).
  • Motivated, creative, resourceful, and solution oriented individual.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language. Knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage.

 

Preferred qualifications/skills/knowledge/experience

  • 3D modeling and rendering engines, e.g., Autodesk 3ds max; Maya; Zbrush; Rhino; Unity; OTOY
  • Scripting and programming languages, e.g., C#; C; Python.
  • Experience with scripting and programming will be considered an advantage.
  • Ability to design user interfaces & knowledge of imaging and texturing techniques will be considered an advantage.

 

Application/Contact

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should submit their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of three references (including contact information). Applicants should also submit, if available, a portfolio including visualization design for videos, websites to Dr George Artopoulos (g.artopoulos@cyi.ac.cy). (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr George Artopoulos (abovementioned email). Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Contact person: George Artopoulos

Reference number: STARC_AVR_18_07

Starting Date
Friday, December 21, 2018
Closing Date
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Center
Status
Open