Data Processing Student Assistants (m/f/div), 40 - 83h per month

The Perceiving Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for Data Processing Student Assistants (m/f/div), to assist the team with 3D-scanning and data collection, processing motion capture data and set up and maintenance of scanning systems.

    About us:

    We are creating the world’s most realistic human and animal avatars for use in research, film, virtual reality, and medicine. Using unique 3D & 4D capture facilities, machine learning, computer vision, and advanced graphics, we are modeling every nuance of how humans and animals look and move. We develop algorithms to estimate human shape and motion in images, videos, RGB-D sequences, etc. Our approaches define the current state of the art. The Data Team is working closely with computer vision researchers to set up capture technologies and collect unique data sets. This involves combining new technologies with our existing scanners, capturing human subjects and running web-based annotation of images and videos.

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    Your tasks:

    You will work with our Data Team. Your responsibilities will include:

    • Assisting with cleaning, solving, retargeting, and editing motion capture data for delivery
    • Using software tools to facilitate data processing
    • Performing quality control on data deliveries
    • Assisting with 3d-scanning, data capture, and other data processing tasks
    • Assisting the set up and maintenance of scanning systems

        Your profile:

        • Enrolled at a German university in a study program, NOT in the last year of your studies
          • Experience with motion capture software (Vicon, Optitrak, etc.) is an asset
          • Familiarity with Python and/or web development is an asset
          • Good time management, organizational and planning skills
          • You will be working in a multicultural English-speaking team, therefore good written and verbal communication skills in English is required

                        We offer:

                                Students without a Bachelor’s degree will earn €12,00 per hour. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree will be paid €13,03 per hour. Please do not hesitate to apply anytime, if you are interested in working with us. Contracts are given per semester.

                                The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

                                Contact and Application:

                                Any questions regarding the position should be forwarded to Tsvetelina Alexiadis at

                                Candidates should upload their application as a single PDF to our application portal ( The application should include a motivational letter, CV and references.

                                The position will be open until filled or no longer needed.

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