We are looking for a 5/6-month intern, for a project starting next year. Please find more information below:

Who we are:

Campus Biotech is a Swiss center of excellence in biotechnology and life sciences research focusing on three domains: Neuroscience & Neurotechnology, Digital Health and Global Health.

The Virtual Reality Facility (https://hnp.fcbg.ch/ ) at the Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva (FCBG) is part of the Human Neuroscience Platform, and provides researchers with state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in the field of immersive interaction and motion analysis in virtual reality for experimental research and clinical applications (e.g. cognitive and affective assessment, cognitive and behavioral therapy, neurological rehabilitation, gait and upper limb neuro-prostheses).

Job Description

The Kinesiology Laboratory (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/kinesiology/) and the Biomechanics Laboratory (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/chiru/fr/b-lab-tests-robotises-avances-de-dispositifs-chirurgicaux/) of the Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva have recently initiated a new clinical activity consisting of a biomechanical analysis of the shoulder. This analysis is currently focused on the diagnosis and follow-up of patients selected for a reverse shoulder arthroplasty (e.g. in case of rotator cuff-deficient shoulders and/or arthritis of the shoulder joint). Both shoulder kinematics and muscular activity (surface electromyography) are including in this analysis.

Among other bony segments, the scapula remains challenging to track during a motor task. This is mainly due to soft tissue artefacts (STA), i.e. the relative motion bone-sensors caused by the biological tissues between the sensors and the bone that leads to inaccuracies in the estimation of rigid bone poses or kinematics. Commonly, optoelectronic cameras are used to track the 3D trajectory of a set of cutaneous reflective markers placed on the subject skin with respect to specific bony landmarks. However, it has been demonstrated that during arm elevation, STA of several landmarks can reach up to 15 mm, leading to huge errors in bone pose.

The internship is for MSc level students performing their 5/6 months final research project in 2023. The position is full-time at FCBG in Campus Biotech. Ideally, the internship would start between February and May. Small monetary compensation.

Please send your resume and cover letter to vr@fcbg.ch.

If you have any visuals to show or project we can browse, don’t hesitate to add them as well!
We look forward to receiving your application.
  • vr@fcbg.ch

Required profile


  • Mastery of the development language: Python
  • Mastery of the Unity engine
  • Mastery of the development language: C#
  • Knowledge of real time optimization constraints
  • Knowledge of versioning tools (Git)
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Excellent autonomy

The "Plus":

  • A first VR experience
  • Knowledge of 3D software: Blender or 3ds Max
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)