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Fraunhofer IIS - Postdoctoral Researcher* - Machine learning for image based scene reconstruction

Posted On: 2020-3-30
Location: Erlangen

WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING IN OUR »AUDIO AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES« DIVISION OF FRAUNHOFER IIS IN ERLANGEN, GERMANY, FOR A
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER* – MACHINE LEARNING FOR IMAGE BASED SCENE RECONSTRUCTION
You love finding creative solutions for tricky challenges? You are passionate about computer vision?
Then join our team to use machine learning for better scene understanding.
Your task is to come up with new concepts and algorithms which allow an encompassing digital representation of photographed scenes. This includes the retrieval of 3D geometry, optical material properties and illumination conditions. By means of machine learning and neuronal networks, you solve open challenges in computer vision and multi-camera systems. In collaboration with a team, you create prototype implementations, evaluate their performance and document the findings. Finally, based on identified user requirements, you optimize the systems and implementations for successful use in industry.

About us

For over 30 years, the institute’s Audio and Media Technologies division has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies in the fields of audio and
moving picture production. Starting with the creation of mp3 and continuing with the co-development of AAC and the Digital Cinema Initiative test plan, almost all consumer electronic devices, computers and mobile phones are equipped with systems and technologies from Erlangen today. Meanwhile, a new generation of best-in-class media technologies is elevating the user experience to new heights. Always taking into account the demands of the market, Fraunhofer IIS develops technology that makes memorable moments.

What we expect from you

- A scientific degree in Electronics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Media Technologies, Neurosciences or a related subject
- Experience in machine learning
- Expertise in computer vision and multi-camera algorithms
- Experience in using Python, MATLAB or C++
- Enthusiasm for scientific issues and scientific working methods
- Sound command of 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 such as part-time contracts. You will have a state-of-the-art workstation in a modern, bright 2- to 3-person office.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
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.

How to Apply:

Intimidating?
Don’t worry. We are an interdisciplinary team, looking to support young career-oriented talents. Hence, do not hesitate
to join the home of MP3 and send us 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-2019-
AME37.Please apply for this position using the following link:
https://recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/43751/Description/2 Additional information is available on our website: www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en

Please mention AES001368 when applying for this position.


About Fraunhofer IIS

Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen
Germany

Phone: +49 9131 776 0
Fax: +49 9131 776 6099
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Website: www.iis.fraunhofer.de/amm

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@ iis.fraunhofer.de, or visit www.iis.fraunhofer. de/amm.

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