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Fraunhofer IIS - POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER* - MACHINE LEARNING FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING

Posted On: 2020-8-21
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 SIGNAL PROCESSING

You love finding creative solutions for tricky challenges? You are eager to make the successors of MP3 and AAC even better by using methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence?

Join the home of MP3!

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

About us

The Fraunhofer IIS »Audio and Media Technologies« division 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 we expect from you:

• A scientific degree in Electronics, 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 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. 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.
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:

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 https://recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/40185/Description/2, quoting reference number IIS-2018-AME100.

Information about the Institute is available online at: http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de

Please mention AES001389 when applying for this position.


About Fraunhofer IIS

Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen
Germany

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

Fraunhofer IIS, based in Erlangen, Germany, is the largest institute within Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading application-oriented research organization.

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 coding and moving picture production. Fraunhofer IIS systems and tools help create, transmit and provide excellent audio and video content as well as enable high-quality real-time communication. Today, almost all computers, mobile phones and consumer electronic devices are equipped with technologies from Erlangen and are used by billions of people around the world every day.

It all started with the creation of mp3, then evolved with the co-development of AAC and HE-AAC. Now the fourth generation of best-in-class audio technologies – MPEG-H Audio, EVS, LC3/LC3plus and xHE-AAC – elevates the media experience to new heights. In terms of audio signal processing, Symphoria and the Sonamic product family provide enveloping and enhanced sound in cars, while the upHear product family dramatically improves 3D audio playback or recording quality of professional and consumer devices. Fraunhofer technologies also power digital radio: first and foremost in the form of the ContentServer, combining audio encoding, multimedia data management and multiplexing. In the field of moving picture technologies, establishing the Digital Cinema Initiative test plan boosted the creation of professional tools for digital film and media production, such as easyDCP, Realception and JPEG XS.

The interdisciplinary team transforms science into best-in-class applications with new functionalities for end users as well as optimum efficiency, reducing transmission costs while increasing reliability. Always taking into account the demands of the market, Fraunhofer IIS develops technology that makes memorable moments.

For more information, contact Mandy Garcia, mandy.garcia@ iis.fraunhofer.de, or visit www.iis.fraunhofer.de/audio

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