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Fraunhofer IIS - Research Associate* - Digital signal processing for audio applications

Posted On: 2020-3-30
Location: Erlangen

Fraunhofer IIS has become known around the world for its leading role in the development of audio coding technologies like mp3 and AAC. More than 1,000 companies worldwide have licensed the audio technologies of Fraunhofer IIS and have used them to manufacture more than seven billion products. We have made major contributions to the standardization and deployment of MPEG-H 3D Audio for next-generation TV broadcasting – once again demonstrating that we are working at the cutting edge of innovation.
Are you passionate about audio? Are you interested in the latest audio coding technologies? Do you have a musical ear?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
We are seeking talented new employees with a keen interest in audio technology for our team. Our core area of expertise is perceptual audio coding. We additionally work on all related technologies that ensure the smooth operation of complete audio systems – from the creation of audio content all the way to the listener’s ear.

What we expect from you

- Successfully completed university degree in electronic engineering, media technologies, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field
- Interest in digital audio signal processing and psychoacoustics
- Programming experience in at least one of the following: C/C++, Python, MATLAB
- High motivation to learn, work on complex tasks, and use creativity to solve problems
- Good written and oral English communication skills
- A passion for music is a plus

What you can expect from us

- An open and friendly working environment in an international team
- Responsibilities in the area of cutting-edge audio technology
- Challenging projects with high practical relevance
- Close cooperation with large international clients
- The opportunity to increase your expertise in technological and scientific audio-related topics
- Personal growth through professional training and educational programs
- Work-life balance: flexible hours, programs that promote a balance between your personal and career life
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.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.
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:

Have we piqued your interest?
We look forward to receiving 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-AME30.
Please apply for this position using the following link: Additional information is available on our website:

Please mention AES001373 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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