VR Programmer

The Virtual Learning (VLL) at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a VR programmer from January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of prolongation. 

About us

The Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) at the Department of Psycology, at University of Copenhagen is looking for a part time Virtual Reality Unity developer. We are an ambitious research group that does research in virtual and augmented reality with experimental psychology. The VLL is led by professor Guido Makransky https://research.ku.dk/search/result/?pure=en%2Fpersons%2Fguido-makransky(945b6930-6c8f-49a5-b8ed-531dc0f8daef).html.

About you

Your main tasks will be to translate research ideas into functioning VR environments. You will work closely with an international team of researchers (PhD students, Postdocs, Associate Professors, and Professors) that work across educational psychology, social psychology, and human-computer interaction. We hope you have interest in research, but your main responsibility is ensuring high quality software development.

You have a background in computational sciences or some other relevant field. You have both an interest and practical experience with Unity and C# development, and prefarably within VR. Maybe you have previous experience with games development as an indie developer or from a bigger studio. You will work with several research stakeholders with varying technical profiency, so it is key that you can communicate challenges and recommend technical solutions.


* Relevant Bachelor's or Master's degree in software engineering, computer science, medialogy, physics, or related field

* Proficiency in C#

* Professional experience with Unity

* Experience with version-control (git)

Additionally, it would be an advantage if you have one or more of the following qualifications:

* Experience with 3D modeling (e.g., Blender, 3DS Max, Maya)

* Experience with MoCap (e.g., OptiTrack, Rokoko)

* Experience with audio and video editing (e.g., Adobe Premiere)

* Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., R, Python)

* Experience with collaborative VR simulations

* Experience with networking

Conditions of employment

The working hours are 20 hours per week as an academic officer with salary and employment conditions according to the current collective agreement between AC and the Ministry of Taxation. There is the possibility of negotiating allowances according to qualifications.


We look forward to receiving your application, CV and documentation of academic credentials via the job portal (click on "Søg stillingen"). Deadline for applications is 1 December 2023. Interviews are scheduled for week 49.

The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect society and encourages applications irrespective of personal background.



Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Guido Makransky
E-mail: gm@psy.ku.dk


Application deadline: 01-12-2023
Employment start: 01-01-2024
Department/Location: Institut for Psykologi
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