Researcher – Machine Learning for 3D Reconstruction and Computer Graphics

You want to revolutionize the digital 3D world with us? You want to make images appear more real? You are passionate about computer graphics and machine learning?

Then join our team to use machine learning for better 3D reconstruction.
Your task will be the conceptual design of algorithms that allow an encompassing digital representation of photographed scenes. This includes the retrieval of 3D geometry, optical material properties and illumination conditions. By means of machine learning and neuronal networks, you solve open challenges in 3D reconstruction. This also includes the efficient compression and rendering of the generated 3D models. You monitor the progress in scientific publications and extract the key concepts to combine them to novel algorithms with better performance. In collaboration with a team, you create prototype implementations, evaluate their performance and document the findings.

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. Motivated by this success, we aim to address new challenges in 3D reconstruction for media and communication applications.

What we expect from you

  • A scientific degree (Master, PHD or equivalent) in Electronics, Computer Science, Natural Science, Engineering Science, Media Technologies, Neurosciences or a related subject
  • Solid practical and theoretical experience in machine learning as well as in 3D computer graphics or 3D reconstruction
  • Experience in using Python
  • Enthusiasm for scientific issues and scientific working methods
  • Sound command of 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 such as part-time contracts. You will have a state-of-the-art workstation in a modern, bright 2- to 3-person office.

For more details click here: https://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/jobs/arbeiten.html
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.
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.

Intimidating? Don’t worry. We are an interdisciplinary team, looking to support career-oriented talents. Hence, do not hesitate to join the home of MP3 and send us 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, quoting reference number IIS-2021-AME123

Job Reference: IIS-2021-AME123 Closing Date: