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18 Sep 2020

Full-Time Virtual reality (VR) 3D artist

University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry – Posted by AdSeeker Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Grade 8: £41,526-£45,361 per annum

Applications are invited for a Virtual reality (VR) 3D artist to work on a project at the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) research team

The post is for a fixed term (funded to 2 years).


  • Responsible for the design and 3D modelling of 3D environments depicting social situations.
  • Work closely with the VR programmer, who will be responsible of the source code of the VR applications.
  • Your main tasks will be to design, model, rig, and animate virtual humans and other animated assets.
  • Recording of 3D animations with a motion capture system, cleaning up the animations and synchronise the audio files.
  • Working with the research team during the iterative design process of the VR scenarios and provide your expertise in 3D modelling.
  • Contribute to the testing and bug tracking of the VR applications.
  • Ensure that the 3D assets are optimised to deliver smooth experiences in VR and minimising adverse effects, such as motion sickness.
  • Set up and maintain a software repository for 3D assets and large files, ideally with versioning control.
  • Contribute to the creation of multimedia content for the public dissemination of our research.
  • Encouraged to collaborate in other on-going research projects and participate with new ideas for future projects.


  • Versatile 3D artist with experience in a wide range of skills, including 3D character modelling and animation, and 3D environment modelling
  • 3+ years of experience, ideally in VR applications.
  • Knowledge of optimisation techniques.
  • Self-motivated person and be aiming to deliver top-grade experiences that will be part of the next generation of mental health therapies in VR.
  • Strong attention to detail and be able to follow the project schedule.
  • Knowledge of the design principles for VR applications, and a solid understanding of 3D assets optimisation for different platforms (Windows, Android).
  • Demonstrable experience in 3D character modelling, rigging, and animating virtual human characters, and have experience in creating, texturing, and lighting 3D environments.
  • Experience in project management tools (Jira) and a clear understanding of the software development cycle.


How to Apply

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and a CV as part of your application. We strongly recommend you include a link to your portfolio in the application. The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 12th October 2020

Job Categories: 3D Artist. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 28 days.

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