City:  Dresden
Date:  Jan 22, 2023

Research Associate - Integration of Artificial Intelligence in Cognitive Sensor Technology

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. 

Adaptivity is an indispensable property for the networked world of tomorrow. Intelligent components can detect and evaluate changes in the environment or in the system itself and adapt to them independently. As a partner of industry, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS develops key technologies for adaptive systems with approximately 110 employees and offers innovative and robust solutions.


What you will do

The extension of classical signal processing of sensor technology by methods of artificial intelligence is an exciting topic for you?


Then we have the right position for you!

Depending on individual qualifications, experience background and interest, work in various research fields is possible:


  • Further development of artificial intelligence methods for industrial data analysis with the aim of optimizing processes, operation and maintenance.
  • Development of efficient training methods for the integration of artificial intelligence into industrial environments or energy management systems
  • Development of physical and virtual test environments for cognitive, cyber-physical systems and the corresponding wireless communications
  • Further development of AI methods for integration into embedded systems to realize integration-capable, cognitive sensor technology


What you bring to the table

  • Completed scientific university studies or doctorate in electrical engineering, information systems engineering, applied mathematics or comparable studies
  • First experiences in the field of data analysis and machine learning methods
  • Profound knowledge in at least one of the relevant application areas
    • Sensor signal processing
    • Automation and control engineering
    • Model-based development, system simulation
    • Hardware design and design methods
  • Programming experience in relevant scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • Communication skills and willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams


What you can expect

  • Flexible working hours and a varied range of tasks
  • An open and cooperative working environment in a modern new building
  • Challenging and varied tasks
  • Independent development in cooperation with customers from industry
  • Presentation of own research results at national and international scientific conferences
  • An attractive training program and visits to trade fairs


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.


Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components. The weekly working time is 39 hours.The position can also be filled part time.


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. 




Apply online now.


We look forward to getting to know you!

Do you have any questions? Then contact:

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 6363                Application Deadline:none 


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