City:  Berlin
Date:  Jan 22, 2023

Scientist* Next Generation 6G Mobile Communication

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

Innovations for the digital society of tomorrow are the focus of research and development work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, HHI. The Fraunhofer HHI is a world leader in research into mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as the coding of video signals and data processing. Fraunhofer HHI’s Multimedia Communications Research Group is a world-renowned research team focused on the development and standardization of new approaches for conventional and immersive communications technologies.


Be a part of our highly motivated and international research team and go on an innovation journey with us!


What you will do

  • Research in the fields of channel coding, low latency communication and artificial intelligence for the physical layer
  • Develop new transmission schemes, protocols and cross-layer optimizations for contributing to relevant standardization bodies
  • Implement prototypes involving machine learning techniques to optimize for latency, reliability, and energy efficienc


What you bring to the table

  • Master or PhD degree in Communications/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or similar fields
  • Very strong academic background with emphasis on machine learning, channel coding and LTE/5G PHY layer procedures
  • Experience with polar codes, LDPC codes, HARQ, NR V2X and unlicensed access are nice-to-have
  • Strong theoretical understanding and the ability to transfer theoretical knowledge to practical approaches
  • Creative thinking and interest for novel technologies
  • Experience with standardization bodies, especially 3GPP RAN1/RAN2, is an advantage
  • Excellent programming skills, e.g. in C++, or script languages, e.g. Python or Matlab
  • Strong research potential and publication record
  • Good communication skills and teamwork spirit
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about future of communications
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent spoken and written English


What you can expect

  • Attractive salary package according to TvöD with 30 vacation days, pension scheme (VBL), wealth creation benefits (VWL)

  • Modern  and excellently equipped workspace in central location

  • Great and cooperative working atmosphere in an international team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Support, if you wish to do a doctorate

  • Opportunities to work from home

  • Extensive training-, health- and sports offers

  • Various employee discounts and discounted BVG ticket

  • Offers for families (parent-child office, emergency care, leisure activities, etc.)

The position is initially limited to 2 years. An extension is explicitly desired.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. 

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Mr Cornelius Hellge

Tel.: +49 30 31002 239

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI 


Requisition Number: 61148                Application Deadline: 03/31/2023


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