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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 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros.

Our »Audio and Media Technologies« division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen develops world-class audio and speech processing technology and is one of the world's largest organizations in this field. Known worldwide for our significant contribution to the development of MP3 and ACC, our »Audio and Media Technologies« department has been working on multimedia technologies as well as audio and image coding for more than 25 years. Motivated by this success, we aim to address new challenges in 3D reconstruction for media and communication applications. Over 300 engineers and scientists drive state-of-the-art innovation and develop technologies that are currently used in over 10 billion devices and have already been licensed to more than 1 000 companies. 

Do you want to bring novel algorithms into efficient implementations?

Then join our team and help us create photorealistic digital 3D copies of popular objects or landscapes accessible to everybody.

What you will do

  • You will work with a team of researchers who are passionate about easy and high-quality 3D reconstruction.
  • In this context, you’ll open up new areas of application in media creation and e-commerce, or more broadly, in the future metaverse.
  • Starting with our novel algorithms, you will create efficient implementations for high-speed processing, future extensions, and maintenance.
  • This includes both our core libraries containing the 3D reconstruction algorithms, as well as native and web-based application-specific demonstrators.

What you bring to the table

  • Degree in electronics, computer science, natural science, engineering science, media technologies, or a related subject
  • Good knowledge in Python and C++ programming
  • Understanding the foundations of multi-view geometry, multi-view stereo, or neural radiance fields
  • Optional: Experience in GPU programming such as CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL, and WebGL

What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest application-oriented research organization in Europe, but also a top-rated employer. How so? 

  • An exciting job at a global market leader in a highly innovative key industry.
  • Projects with a strong practical component motivate our employees to drive innovation.
  • Our dedicated teams offer freedom for your ideas and room for creativity.
  • We value personal contact: With our structured onboarding process, you will quickly become familiar with our institute and be 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.
  • Our colleagues enjoy our positive work culture: We are open-minded, we help and trust each other.
  • Top of the line infrastructure at your work-place: With our state-of-the-art technologies, we develop solutions to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • Talent development already starts in school: Our programs inspire young people at an early age to pursue sciences and foster creative junior scientists.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: We offer ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching, and language classes.
  • We offer equal opportunities: Our female scientists, for example, benefit from the »Fraunhofer TALENTA« career program.
  • We offer complementary parking spaces, charging stations for electric cars and covered bicycle parking, and showers at the institute.
  • We subsidize your Deutschland-Ticket (Jobticket) ‒ bus stops are located directly in front of the institute.
  • In-house health management, including sports courses, running groups, and relaxation seminars. 

The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position is initially limited to 2 years, with the aim for subsequent employment.

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. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

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 to shape society now and in the future. 

Sounds like a daunting task?

Don’t worry. We are an interdisciplinary team, looking to support career-oriented talents. Do not hesitate to join the home of MP3 and send us your application (English or German)! We look forward to receiving your complete online application (including a cover letter, CV, and transcripts).

Claudia Kestler-Böhm
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 

Requisition Number: 71963