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Research Assistant, Medical Virtual Reality

Last updated: August 28, 2022, 3:58 p.m.

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University

Duration: May 9, 2022 to June 30, 2022
Application deadline:
May 9, 2022
$20 per hour

Position scope

Develop a virtual-reality system for neuroanatomical navigation and learning.

Primary responsibilities

  • Perform research and development in user-interaction paradigms in medical virtual reality
  • Implement a prototype for a virtual-reality system for the navigation and education of neuroanatomy
  • Develop a guided demo for novice users of the developed system


  • Undergraduate studies (ongoing or completed) in Computer Science/Engineering
  • Knowledge in game design, computer graphics, and/or virtual reality
  • Solid knowledge in C#, ­Unity game engine, and blender
  • Good spoken and written English language skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


  • 2 months contract
  • Part-time 21 hours/week

Application Instructions

Please send your full curriculum vitae with a cover letter by May 9th, to Dr. Yiming Xiao

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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