Are you passionate about the latest mobile communications technologies and do you want to play an active role in developing future standards? Then check out our job offer!
Research fellow in development engineering – Mobile communications standardization

You will be developing 3GPP standardization efforts, including in the areas of V2X and power saving. You will make an in-depth study of the technical specifications and present these to the team. This work includes independently preparing technical and scientific articles as well as solutions relating to technological problems. In addition, you will supervise students writing final-year papers and contribute to scientific publications.

What we expect from you

Your profile
  • A degree in electrical engineering, computer science or similar subject
  • Good knowledge of the LTE and 5G mobile communications standards
  • You enjoy creative and collaborative work, developing new ideas and an open exchange of ideas as part of a team
  • Strong command of English for working in an international environment
It is also advantageous for you to have knowledge of / interest in the following topics (we provide a thorough grounding):
  • Mobile communications, in particular layers 2 and 3 based on 3GPP specifications for NR
  • V2X or UE / network power saving
  • LTE/5G as it relates specifically to mobile communications, and link- or system-level simulation
  • German language

What you can expect from us

In addition to being the largest organization for applied research in Europe, Fraunhofer has also been named “TOP 1 Employer” Why?
  • Practically oriented projects with research freedom motivate our employees to develop innovations.
  • We put a premium on personal connections: our structured onboarding will help you expand your network and get off to a good start at our institute.
  • We take your needs seriously: we offer flexible hours and hybrid working to help you achieve the best possible work-life balance.
  • Our employees enjoy our culture of respect and appreciation: we pride ourselves on being open and helpful and cultivating mutual trust.
  • We are keen for you to pursue your goals and interests: we support you in this by offering regular seminars, coaching sessions and language courses for personal and professional development.

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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.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

Our Broadband and Broadcast Department is driving the development of new technologies for wireless communications systems. To this end, it is conducting successful research across many areas of mobile broadband communication, the Internet of Things, automotive solutions and artificial intelligence. Our mission is to transfer new concepts from basic research into application.

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Job Reference: IIS-2021-KS122 Closing Date: none