Virtual Reality Application Developer (Natural Sciences and Science Education) [Contract Position]

  • The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of one full time Virtual Reality Application Developer on a 12-month contract at the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group

    Project Title: Diving into the Virtual World of Organic Chemistry

    Project Introduction: 
    Organic Chemistry is a sub-discipline of chemistry that involves the study of the structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds. One of the major difficulties in learning organic chemistry is in visualizing and understanding the three-dimensional nature of molecules. Most students lack the required skills to visualize the molecule in three-dimensional and therefore have great difficulty in relating the two dimensional drawings used in textbooks and classroom chalkboards drawings to their three-dimensional structures. This project involves the development of content that works on Oculus, a Virtual Reality (VR) platform in order to help students to better visualize three-dimensional representations of stereoisomers and reaction mechanism of organic chemistry.

    • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or other relevant degrees.
    • At least 2-5 years of relevant industry experience on VR modelling, interaction, prototyping and simulation.
    • Highly proficient at understanding and gathering user requirements.
    • Able to produce prototypes with multiple iterations.
    • Practical knowledge and skills in the following areas: 
      - Augmented Reality (AR) application development platforms such as Unity3D, Vuforia and ARKit.
      - Programming languages such as C++/C#/Python
    • Interest and experience in developing education innovations involving VR tools, video media and annotation tools.
    • Team player, open to feedback, and keen to learn and improve.
    • Meticulous and systematic.
    • Responsible and accountable for tasks.
    • Able to work under tight timelines.
    • Work in a small team to design and develop VR tools for the simulation and interactive visualization of chemistry models.
    • Apply the technology for the development of the software.
    • Work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) in planning and implementing the project plan and timeline.
    • Produce rapid prototyping designs with multiple iterations based on requirements and discussion outcomes.
    • Design and develop mobile application courses based on requirements.
    • Visit various partner schools for implementation. To support and observe usage of software applications.
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

    Please send your application to:
    Head, Human Resource Department
    National Institute of Education
    Nanyang Technological University
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Fax: (65) 6896 9360

    **We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified**

  • 25 April 2018
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