We currently have an exciting opening in our department Broadband and Broadcast in Erlangen for a
Team Leader Embedded AI

You want to play an active role in shaping two of the most promising current topics, neuromorphic computing and embedded AI? At one of Germany‘s most ambitious research institutes? Are you passionate about bringing AI to microelectronics?

If so, we have the perfect position for you!

In the previous years, Fraunhofer IIS has rapidly expanded its activities and efforts in embedded AI and neuromorphic computing. In close cooperation with three more research groups, the newly formed group "Embedded AI" will focus on the development of concepts and architectures for the acceleration of (analog and digital) deep learning inference as well as spiking neural networks. In addition, the research team develops and uses AI algorithms running on resource-limited processors. As our team of dedicated experts is growing quickly, they are now looking for an equally ambitious manager. Are you ready to play a pivotal role in our mission to make Erlangen one of the top centers for neuromorphic computing in Europe?

Your tasks:

Together with the head of the department, you will be responsible for the group’s budget. You will maintain business contacts with public funding authorities, industry partners, universities, and other research institutions. Beyond that, you are responsible for the personnel management and development of the experts reporting directly to you.
You will identify new application fields and, together with our business development, you will acquire new projects and funding. Together with the business field experts you will also continuously develop our vision and research road map, integrating your ideas into the strategies of both department and division.

What we expect from you

  • Enthusiasm for the topics embedded AI and neuromorphic computing
  • A scientific degree, as well as a basic understanding of the principles of AI, signal processing, and hardware development as well as the readiness to familiarize yourself with embedded AI
  • An entrepreneurial sense for business and the ability to transfer research results into applications
  • Prior leadership and/or project management experience
  • The ability to build and expand networks and to represent your topic
  • Fluency in English and the willingness to quickly acquire German language skills

What you can expect from us

We offer a highly attractive working environment in an innovative key sector. You will be part of our committed and dedicated management team where you can introduce your own ideas with room for creative freedom. A team of highly motivated employees with an excellent, independent working morale and passion for knowledge will be waiting for you. Working in a range of varied and versatile projects with practical relevance, you will have the opportunity to actively shape the world of tomorrow. Regular individual further training and the best possible business equipment are naturally as important to us as a corporate culture based on cooperation and trust. With flexible working hours and special offers we also support a sustainable work-life balance.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
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.

Job Reference: IIS-2020-11 Closing Date: none