Research Opportunity in Game Design and Development

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Want to help develop an online, multiplayer graphical computer game? We are constructing and executing a serious game to explore the impacts of nuclear weapons with alternate effect regimes on global nuclear stability. Come work across disciplines with us to create a videogame and improve our understanding of how potential future nuclear weapons characteristics impact conflict escalation dynamics.


  • Experience working with a team on a large software project
  • Experience with at least one of the following languages: C++/C#/Java

Highly Preferred:

  • Game development experience using a game engine (for instance like Unity or the Unreal Engine)
  • Experience developing and working with web applications frameworks (for instance: GRAILS/Django/Ruby on Rails)


  • Experience with setting up and maintaining a web server
  • Experience with managing a database server (such as MySQL)

Graduate Students Supplement your current research effort at 10 hours per week and earn extra cash. Positions will be made at a 25% GSR appointment with partial tuition and fee remission.

Undergraduates Design games, learn from experts, make money! The position is at $15 per hour at ~10 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer.

To apply, submit a cover letter and CV to 

Bethany L. Goldblum, PhD (

Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Director, Nuclear Policy Working Group





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