Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg

Scientist* - Cognitive Radar

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The Fraunhofer-Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR in Wachtberg near Bonn is part of the large Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and one of the leading and largest European research institutes in the field. We develop concepts, methods and systems for electromagnetic sensor technology, particularly for radar and radiometry.

The Cognitive Radar department investigates research topics on the interface between information processing and radar system technology. Machine learning and artificial intelligence methods allow for an optimal adaptation of the radar system within its environment. The evaluation of innovative solutions using advanced experimental systems and real-world demonstrations is of great importance.

Your tasks are:

  • Research and implementation of novel cognitive radar signal-processing methods
  • Application of novel deep learning approaches for radar applications
  • Simulation and experimental proof of developed methods
  • Presentation of results in (inter-)national conferences and workshop
  • Reporting and support in the acquisition of new projects

What we expect from you:

  • An above average University degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics with focus on signal processing or telecommunications
  • First working experience in high frequency or communications engineering
  • Good programming skills in MATLAB
  • Good German and English skills (both at least B2 level)
  • Ability to coordinate your tasks and work in a team
  • Ambition and proactive attitude

What you can expect from us

  • Open and collegial working environment in a professional research facility equipped with modern technology
  • Challenging R&D projects in versatile projects with high practical relevance
  • Room for innovative ideas within the own research area as well as promotion of publications to build reputation and visibility in science and industry
  • Regular exchange and contact with specialists* and renowned, (inter-)national partners* from science and industry
  • Above-average, promoted educational culture with a wide range of opportunities for personal development, e. g. through participation in specialized fairs, conferences, workshops and seminars as well as internal support programs
  • Additional performance- and profit-related variable compensation components
  • Flexible working hours for a good work-life-balance (39-hour-week, flex-time system, bridge day regulation and possibilities of mobile working)
  • Supplementary pension (VBL) and job ticket
  • Canteen and nearby shopping facilities
  • Family-friendly culture, co-child office, support from external service providers in emergency care for children and relatives

Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
The position is initially limited to 2 years.

In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasizes gender-independent professional equality.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability and sexual orientation and identity.

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.

Please submit your online application right here:

If you have any questions about this position, please contact:
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Brüggenwirth
Phone: +49 228 9435-173

Information about the institute can be found on the Internet at:

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Scientist* - Cognitive Radar
Fraunhoferstraße 20 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany
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