The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has an immediate opening in its »Audio and Media Technologies« division in Erlangen, Germany for a
Research Associate (f/m) in Deep Learning applied to Speech and Audio Processing

You have always been interested in speech coding and audio processing and you find recent advancements in deep learning exciting?

If so, we have the right job for you!

You investigate and research on how Deep Neural Networks could be efficiently
applied to speech and audio processing.
In recent years, Fraunhofer IIS has been involved in developing and standardizing advanced speech processing algorithms, such as next generation speech and audio coding. As we are always looking for ways to improve our solutions, we are seeking colleagues to investigate how our audio processing tools could benefit from recent advancements in deep learning.

About us
The »Audio and Media Technologies« division of Fraunhofer IIS constitutes one of the world’s largest organizations dedicated to audio, speech and media processing. It has been an innovator in sound and vision for over 25 years and repeatedly won international competitions in the audio and media field: e.g. with mp3 and codecs of the AAC-family. Over 200 engineers and scientists develop first-rate technology, which is sold worldwide.

What we expect from you

  • A scientific degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics, or similar
  • Good background in digital speech or audio processing
  • Experience in machine learning and deep neural networks
  • Programming experience in at least one of the following: C/C++, Python, MATLAB
  • Fluent English for collaborative work 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.
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.

We look forward to receiving your application! Please submit it (in PDF format, including cover letter, CV, grade sheets and references) to: Claudia Kestler-Böhm, via our career portal, quoting reference number IIS-2019-AME33.

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