WA 35/18

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 35/18
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 a leading company in the fashion industry, the possibilities of innovative fit analysis for garments will be investigated. In close cooperation with a R&D team of the industrial partner, aspects of the geometric modeling of garments, modeling of material properties, numerical simulation of deformation as well as the realistic depiction of textiles and visualization of fit properties will be worked on at ZIB. The task of the present position is the visualization of simulated garments and fit-properties; this includes the

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

  • implementation of methods for photorealistic rendering of simulated clothing on given anatomies utilizing photographed textures and empirically determined optical properties,

  • and the development of new methods for the visualization of fitting properties.


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++, Python)

  • very good knowledge and experience in computer graphics or data visualization

  • willingness and ability to analyze and produce 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 35/18, including CV in tabular form and all relevant documents by July 29th, 2018 (date of receipt) to


ZuseInstituteBerlin (ZIB)
- Administration -
Takustr. 7


orelectronically as pdf-form to: jobszib.de.


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Further information about the position can be obtained on our website www.zib.de or from Hans-Christian Hege (E-mail: hegezib.de).



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