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Postdoctoral Researcher (F/M) Machine Learning for Signal Processing

Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS



You love finding creative solutions for tricky challenges? You are eager to make the successors of MP3 and AAC even better by using methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence?

Join the home of MP3!
You will become part of a top team that develops new methods for enhancing audio coding formats that are already fantastic. We aim to improve sound, speech and audio coding, transmission and light field technologies – whatever people want us to do. Intimidating? Don’t worry. We are an interdisciplinary team, looking to support career-oriented talents.

What you bring to the table

  • A scientific degree in Electronics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Media Technologies, Neurosciences or a related subject
  • Expertise in machine learning or signal processing
  • Experience using C++ and Python
  • Enthusiasm for scientific issues and scientific working methods
  • English for working in an international team

What you can expect from us
We offer you varied and challenging work in an enthusiastic team. You can contribute with your ideas and help design new concepts. Regular training is given, as are flexible, family-friendly work arrangements. You will have a state-of-the-art workstation in a modern, bright 2- to 3-person office.

About us
The Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Media Technologies division has been making its mark on media digitalization for over 30 years, developing pioneering standards such as MP3 and AAC. The latest Fraunhofer IIS technologies open up new acoustic possibilities, with applications in virtual reality, automotive sound systems and mobile telephony, as well as broadcast radio and streaming.

General conditions
Employment, remuneration and social benefits are in line with the collective bargaining agreement for the public sector (TVöD).
The position is initially offered as a two-year contract.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the event of equal qualifications. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

We look forward to receiving your application (English or German)! Please submit it (in PDF format, including cover letter, CV and references) to: Claudia Kestler-Böhm, via our career portal, quoting reference number IIS-2018-AME100.

Information about the Institute is available online at:

Location: Erlangen - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd October 2018
Expires: 22nd December 2018
Job Ref: IIS-2018-AME100
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