WA 30/18

The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is a non-university research institute under public law of the state of Berlin. The division "Mathematics for Life and Materials Sciences" is offering a


research position (f/m)

reference code: WA 30/18
pay grade E 13 TV-L Berlin (100%).


The position is offered starting at the earliest possible date and will be a fixed-term contract for 2 years with the option to be extended.




Together with one of the leading companies in the fashion industry, the possibilities of innovative fit analysis for garments will be investigated. In several closely related research projects at the ZIB, aspects of geometric modelling of garments, modelling of material properties and numerical simulation of deformation, as well as the realistic visualization of textiles are investigated. The research is carried out in close coordination and cooperation with a development team of the cooperation partner.


The following tasks have to be solved for the visualization of simulated garments:


  • evaluation of various open source frameworks for high-quality rendering

  • implementation of methods for photorealistic rendering of simulated clothing on given anatomies

  • transfer of photographed textures to the model and use of empirically determined optical properties in rendering.


We expect communication and teamwork skills, creativity, as well as a high degree of independence and commitment. We offer a challenging professional environment with excellent equipment and a friendly working atmosphere, as well as opportunities and support for further qualification for scientists at all stages of their careers. Scientific publications at the highest international level are our goal. Participation in international and national conferences is welcome and possible.




  • master's degree or similar in computer science, mathematics, or physics

  • good knowledge and skills in software development (C++, Phyton)

  • very good knowledge and experience in computer graphics

  • willingness and ability to analyse scientific publications

  • good command of spoken and written English


The candidature of women is encouraged. Since women are underrepresented in information technology, ZIB is trying to increase the proportion of women in this research area.


Persons with disabilities will be given preference, when equally qualified.


Please send your application, quoting the reference code WA 30/18, including CV in tabular form and all relevant documents by June 30th, 2018 (date of receipt) to


ZuseInstituteBerlin (ZIB)
- Administration -
Takustr. 7


orelectronically as pdf-form to: jobszib.de.


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Furtherinformationaboutthepositioncanbeobtained on our website www.zib.de or from Dr. Stefan Zachow (E-mail: zachowzib.de).



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