Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen

Research Associate Engineering for the Metaverse

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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros.

Intrigued by the developments in XR and the metaverse? Ready to accept challenges in new ways of communication, applying machine learning and artificial intelligence?

Eager to join the team that made MP3 and AAC a success?

Please read on!

About us
The Fraunhofer IIS »Audio and Media Technologies« division in Erlangen, Germany, 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.

What you will do

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.
We are an interdisciplinary team, looking to support young career-oriented talents.

What you bring to the table

  • A scientific degree (Master, PhD or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, 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

  • Our colleagues enjoy our positive work culture: We are open-minded, help and trust each other.
  • Projects with a strong practical component motivate our employees to drive innovation.
  • An exciting role: Attractive working environment within world’s top audio experts.
  • Our committed teams offer freedom for your own ideas and room for creativity.
  • We value personal contact: Through our structured onboarding process, you easily become familiar with our institute and are able to extend your network successfully.
  • We take your needs seriously: We support your work-life-balance by offering flexible working hours and hybrid work.

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The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently. This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

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, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future.

Interested? Join our team and work with us on the technology of tomorrow! We look forward to receiving your complete online application (cover letter, CV, transcripts).

Important: Please do not forget to click on the »Apply«-button after clicking the »Save«-button, otherwise your application will not reach us.

Claudia Kestler-Böhm

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Requisition Number: 50662

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Research Associate Engineering for the Metaverse
Am Wolfsmantel 33 Erlangen, Germany
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