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Game Artist to CODER: Center for Community Driven Research, Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Aarhus Universitet

Would you like to become part of an international team of programmers, academics and games industry professionals collaborating to build a universe of citizen science games?
Would you like to help build games and educational entertainment that aims to bring science into the living room, and citizens to the science lab? Are you passionate about games, science, and technology? Then maybe you are the right person to join our team at the Aarhus University.

In 2016, ScienceAtHome emerged as a major contributor to the global Citizen Science community. We launched our website scienceathome.org, published an article in the prestigious science journal Nature and launched new apps for iOS and Android. Over 270,000 players have played our games. Recently in 2018, we collaborated with DR2 the national broadcaster in Denmark to launch our latest game Skill Lab: Science Detective, a game that tests players Cognitive skills whilst gathering data to help us better understand how the human mind works.

The ScienceAtHome team punches well above its size; we do the majority of our design, sound, graphics and video in-house and are extremely ambitious in what we deliver. We do well because we care about our work, and the projects we are involved in.

The Opportunity
We are looking for a new Games Artist with creativity and initiative to help bring our games to life. You will be joining a small team of creatives working to raise our games up to the next creative level. We are on a mission to create high-quality scientific games that players can enjoy while making an important contribution to scientific research. Our Games Artist will be the lead artist creating graphics for our Citizen Science games and Outreach material.

Required skills

•    Passion and the skill to create high-quality game art
•    Excellent foundation drawing skills
•    2D and 3D skills: modeling and/or animating
•    Character creation and animation skills
•    Experience with creating and delivering game assets into Unity
•    Comfortable with Industry standard creative tools
•    Experience of game UI and typography
•    Proactive and independent and be able to work at a fast pace if needed.
•    Able to communicate in English and have good general communication skills
•    Has a strong understanding of visual design principles and an eye for detail
•    Be happy to join us in the office for your working day
•    Be team player, we’re building a team that can deliver more than it’s individual parts so it’s important that you contribute to team spirit and motivation.

Nice to have

•    Technical experience with Unity editor
•    Experience with game development, mobile and/or web-based games
•    Experience with Git and Sourcetree

What we provide

•    A creative and influential position in a super exciting research group where you can learn more about the craft of game development.
•    You will work with a healthy mix of professional game developers, designers, student assistants, and Research scientists.
•    Salary and terms are as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Deadline for application
All applications must be made online.
Please supply a CV, cover letter in English and links to an online portfolio showcasing your work.
We would like the candidate to start at the beginning of February.

The job is time limted for from February 2019 until march 2020 with option of extension if further external funding is obtained.

Interviews will be held ongoing during the application period.

Further information can be obtained from Jonathan Satchell
satchell@phys.au.dk Formalities and salary range
Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
Please apply here

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

31.12.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.