1+ months

3D Animation and Modeling Researcher - ICL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL) is seeking a motivated and dynamic 3D animator. The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team including Socio-Technical Systems, Healthcare, Industrial Design, VR/AR development, Human Factors Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, and Data Analytics. Eligible candidates should have a good knowledge of Virtual Reality design best practices, a good knowledge of the Unity environment, and documented experience with 3D modeling. Candidates should have advanced written communication skills as well as have experience working with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team. Moreover, candidates will be responsible for carrying out research-related tasks, including rendering assets related to gameplay, rigging, and animation.


Designs, models, rigs, and animates characters and objects in Blender
Works with UI and Technical teams to produce models consistent with extant look and feel
Considers the integration requirements for game engine applications
Maintains design and model archives
Presents character and object concepts, models, and animations to the project and technical teams for feedback

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Associate I

  •  A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Computer Science, Physics.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Experience with model decimation techniques
Ability to create 3D assets from start to finish that are optimized for the Unity engine
Experience developing 3D models and animations for integration with games
Solid understanding of humanoid body mechanics and physics
Full understanding of and experience with retargeting of humanoid animations in Unity
A strong portfolio demonstrating capability in crafting reasonably realistic modeling and animation of human characters
Proficient in software such as Maya, Blender, or 3DS Max

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree, or Master's Degree in Progress
  • Proficient in Blender
  • Previous work designing for Virtual Reality
  • Experience working with Serious Games or Research teams
  • Knowledge of Virtual Reality best practices
  • Motivation to contribute to impactful solutions
  • Organized, approachable
  • Committed to diversity and inclusive environment building

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Posted: 2020-02-19 Expires: 2020-04-18

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