PhD in Virtual Reality - ITCL

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PhD in Virtual Reality

ITCL Technology Center needs to incorporate for its research group in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Simulation a Senior Researcher to carry out the management and execution of R+D+i projects in collaboration with industrial companies where own tools and technologies are developed that allow environments of great visual quality and technologically innovative.

Lines of work:

The research group has flexible software for the development of virtual environments for applications in industry, defense, energy facilities, heritage, as well as hardware devices and visualization environments suitable for this type of work.

Virtual Reality:

  • Three-dimensional modeling oriented to real-time 3D applications.
  • 3D applications on mobile devices
  • Optimization techniques for distributed virtual environments.
  • Real-time data visualization, development of data structures and algorithms that allow interactive visualization.
  • Management of virtual resources within virtual environments.

Augmented Reality:

  • Development of visualization applications and devices.


  • Simulation technologies applicable to human factors training and research.
  • Multi-seat driving simulators (modeling of roads, cities, autonomous traffic management and management of simulation exercises, integration of human factors studies).

Applications for dependency (technological solutions created to improve communication, education and quality of life for people with different types of dependency and/or intellectual disabilities).


  • Development of R&D projects in the field of manufacturing processes.
  • You will lead and/or collaborate in the preparation of national and international project proposals.
  • Manage multidisciplinary projects and teams and maintain close contact with customers.
  • Ensure technological surveillance in its specific field of knowledge and networking.


At least four years of experience on VR/AV based proyects both in national and international calls and in particular experience in:

  • Project management.
  • Development of projects with industrial clients.
  • Technical coordination capacity of consortia between research centers and companies.
  • Generation of ideas and approach of new R&D projects with companies and in national and international calls.
  • Writing of reports, reports, technical articles, scientific publications.
  • Search for scientific and technical information.
  • Contact with companies, Universities, Public Research Organizations.
  • Management and strategic planning.
  • Other CCTT/Research Institute/Company R&D Department. 

Key Qualifications and Education:

  • PhD, Engineering in Computer Science or Telecommunications
  • Proficiency level of English (minimum B2), both speaking and writting.
  • Orientative age: 35-40 years old
  • Knowledge of: Unity, C# and Git. And experience in simulation, VR or AR projects.

  • Valuable: Experience with Unreal Engine, Houdini, VR development sdks (SteamVR, Oculus SDK…), AR development sdks (Vuforia, ARCore, ARKit…), in artificial intelligence, or 3D design/animation, art integration in graphics engines, shader programming.



  • Leadership
  • Capactity to both teamwork and independent
  • Results orientation
  • Resolving capacity
  • Flexibility
  • Learning and adaptation abilities

Work Conditions:

  • Job description: Senior Researcher
  • Investigation Group: VR/AR
  • Place of work: Headquarters in Burgos or Headquarters at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Leganés). UC3M Science Park
  • Full Job
  • Immediate hiring
  • Salary open to negotiation

    What we do offer?

    • Indefinite contract.
    • Personal and professional growth in a sector with high growth expectations.
    • Creative and dynamic work environment within a multidisciplinary team, highly qualified, teamwork, commitment to talent and professional development, with a high level of commitment and a clear vocation for solutions applied to industry.


    Nationally accredited Technology Centre, consolidated with more than 30 years in the market.

    *Recognised by the Ministry of Science and Innovation as a CERVERA Centre of Excellence through CDTI in the CERVERA Networks of Excellence CER-20211022 and CER-20211003


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