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* – Efficient machine learning for speech and audio signal processing

You are excited about machine learning and you have always been interested in speech and audio signal processing?

We have the right job for you!
You investigate and research on how machine learning can be efficiently applied to speech and audio signal processing including applications in the area of speech enhancement, audio source separation and classification.
In recent years, Fraunhofer IIS has been involved in developing advanced speech and audio processing algorithms, such as voice quality enhancement using microphone arrays or next generation speech and audio coding. We are looking for experienced colleagues who help us to improve our solutions based on new machine learning concepts as well as making these methods usable on mobile and embedded devices.

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 Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics, or similar
  • Good background in digital signal processing
  • Expertise in machine learning and deep neural networks
  • Programming experience in at least one of the following languages: C/C++, Python, MATLAB
  • Fluent in English for collaborative 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.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
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-AME101.

Job Reference: IIS-2019-AME101 Closing Date: