Research Engineer in Virtual and Augmented Reality Mobile

University of Basel Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Virtual and Augmented Reality Mobile Software Engineer


The Division of Cognitive Neuroscience (Faculty of Psychology and Faculty of Medicine) is an interdisciplinary research group aiming to increase the understanding of human cognitive and emotional processes and to find new ways to treat memory- and emotion-related disorders. We are currently looking for a VR/AR Mobile Software Engineer to develop future smartphone applications in the field of psychology. These apps will involve Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or other related Human Computer Interaction technologies.

Your position

we are looking for a software developer who is interested in supporting us in the following tasks:

  • Development of VR/AR apps with our researchers in Psychology Department
  • Production of 3D applications
  • Finalising apps together with designers and psychologists
  • Release and maintenance of produced apps and app documentation

Your profile

We are looking for individuals that meet the following key qualifications:

  • You have a university or university of applied sciences degree in computer science, (medical) informatics, software engineering, or similar;
  • You have solid programming skills in: Unity3D game engine, C# programming, XML, json, latest web technologies;
  • You have experience with tools for mobile devices (e.g. React Native, ARCore/ARKit, Xcode, etc.);
  • You are interested in virtual and augmented reality technology, mobile app development incl. management of the app submission process, continuous integration and development;
  • You are proactive, communicative and you show personal responsibility, initiative and enjoy interdisciplinary teamwork;
  • Good English skills in both verbal and written communication, German would be a plus
  • Having experience of mobile app submission and management would be a plus

We offer you

We offer you an interesting work place in a forward-looking field of research.
An interdisciplinary Team consisting of psychologists, medical doctors, biologists.
Responsible and versatile tasks in a dynamic research group.
The conditions of employment and salary follow the guidelines of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents until 31th August 2020:
1. Cover letter outlining your motivation and experience in the fields of mobile app development;
2. CV with list of mobile app projects and virtual reality projects including your specific contributions;
3. Certificates (e.g. Master's degree, etc.) and transcript of records
Please send your CV and other documents to Dr. Nan Wang (, and Prof. Dr. Dominique de Quervain (, director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience.
For more information about about technical aspects you can contact

Please note, that we only accept applicants with Swiss or EU/EFTA citizenship or applicants with an existing and valid residence and work permit for Switzerland.