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Fraunhofer IIS - Postdoctoral Researcher - Natural Language Processing

Posted On: 2019-5-17
Location: Erlangen, Germany

We have an immediate opening in our Audio and Media Technologies division of Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen, Germany:
Postdoctoral Researcher
Natural Language Processing
Ever been told to shut up?
Show them by teaching computers to speak out loud!
You will develop and implement methods for natural language processing. This comprises
• research on state of the art methods, their comprehensive evaluation and improvement
• integration of implementations into a prototype system
• communicating and coordinating activities with project partners as well as internal and external stakeholders

About us

The Audio and Media Technologies department develops world-class audio processing technology. Fraunhofer IIS is one of the largest organizations in the world for audio and speech processing. Over 200 engineers and scientists develop first-rate audio technology which is sold world-wide – in Europe, USA, China, Korea and Japan.
In the past 25 years, Fraunhofer IIS repeatedly won international competitions in the audio and media field: e.g. with mp3 and codecs of the AAC-family. You will be part of the Audio and Media team.

What we expect from you:

You …
• PhD in Computer Sciences with focus on Computer Linguistics or in a related field
• Profound knowledge of natural language processing and computer linguistics
• Excellent skills in Python
• Solid knowledge of machine learning
• Hands-on experience with deep neural networks, e.g. TensorFlow or PyTorch
• Excellent written and oral communications skills in English

What we offer:

• Opportunities to bring your ideas into life and to push frontiers in research and applications of language processing
• Involvement in diverse activities and the chance to take responsibility within interdisciplinary teams
• An open and friendly work atmosphere
• Flexible hours and access to various services for a proper work-life balance
• Working in a vibrant research environment
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits are based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). 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 emphasises gender-independent professional equality. This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

How to Apply:

Interested? Please submit your application online at
We look forward to receiving your application (PDF: including a cover letter, your CV and your latest transcripts of records) to Claudia Kestler-Böhm, quoting reference number IIS-2019-AME67.
To learn more, visit us online at:

Please mention AES001270 when applying for this position.

About Fraunhofer IIS

Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen

Phone: +49 9131 776 0
Fax: +49 9131 776 6099
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The Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Multimedia division, based in Erlangen, Germany, has been working in audio coding technology for more than 25 years and remains a leading innovator of technologies for cutting-edge multimedia systems. Fraunhofer IIS is the main inventor of MP3 and universally credited with the co-development of the AAC family of audio codecs as well as technologies for the media world of tomorrow, including Fraunhofer Cingo for virtual surround, Fraunhofer Symphoria for automotive 3-D audio, AAC-ELD for telephone calls with CD-like audio quality, and dialog enhancement to allow TV viewers to adjust dialog loudness as they desire. Through the course of more than two decades, Fraunhofer IIS has licensed its audio codec software and application-specific customizations to at least 1,000 companies. Fraunhofer estimates that it has enabled more than 6 billion commercial products worldwide using its MP3, AAC and other media technologies. The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest applied research organization and is partly funded by the German government. With 22,000 employees worldwide, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is composed of 66 Institutes conducting research in a broad range of research areas. For more information, contact Matthias Rose, matthias.rose@, or visit www.iis.fraunhofer. de/amm.

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