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

We in the Perceiving Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen 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 collect unique data sets. This includes collecting human subject data at our capture facilities, web-based data extraction, and working with commercial and academic data sets.

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Roles & Responsibilities

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

    • Collecting and curating different types of data (images, videos, 3D scans, motion capture, etc.)
    • Using, developing and enhancing software tools to facilitate data labling and processing
    • Assessing the quality of data and working with researchers and engineers to improve algorithm performance
    • Implementing research code from recent publications
    • Assisting the team with other tasks, depending on your skill set and interests

Education & Experience

    • Enrolled at a German university in a study program, NOT in the last year of your studies
    • Experience with Python (2+ years)
    • Experience with computer vision or graphics is an asset
    • Experience with deep learning architectures is an asset
    • Familiarity with web development and scraping 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

Our offer:

Students without a Bachelor’s degree will earn €12,41 per hour. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree will be paid €13,03 per hour. An initial contract will be offered for up to six months. Contracts are given per semester.


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. 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.

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