City:  Erlangen
Date:  Mar 25, 2023

Research Engineer - Binaural Audio and Virtual Acoustics

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. 

The Audio and Media Technologies division of Fraunhofer IIS has shaped the international standards and technologies used in the audio and film industry for over 30 years. Today, you can find systems and technologies developed by Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen, Germany in a large number of devices and consumer electronics devices.

 Our developments in binaural technology have enabled 

  • Cingo®, for example, to bring the 3D sound experience used in cinemas to mobile devices — particularly in cases where an immersive codec like MPEG-H is used in the transmission process. 
  • Smartphone and tablet users can enjoy a 3D listening experience through the built-in speakers or using an ordinary headset. 


What you will do

Would you like to take part in the further development and ongoing evolution of the media landscape?

If so, we look forward to having your support and to helping further develop your expertise in this field.

​Your duties:

  • Acoustic measurement techniques and psychoacoustics
  • Audio signal analysis and processing
  • Sound enhancement, tuning
  • Fixed point/DSP implementation


What you bring to the table

  • A university degree in electrical engineering and information technology, computer science, mathematics or a related subject 
  • An interest in (psycho)acoustics, audio coding and audio signal processing 
  • Basic knowledge of digital (audio) signal processing 
  • Experience of MatLab and/or C/C++ 


What you can expect

  • Our colleagues enjoy our positive work culture: We are open-minded, help and trust each other. 
  • Projects with a strong practical component motivate our employees to drive innovation.
  • An exciting role: Attractive working environment within world’s top audio experts
  • Our committed teams offer freedom for your own ideas and room for creativity.
  • We value personal contact: Through our structured onboarding process, you easily become familiar with our institute and are able to extend your network successfully. 
  • We take your needs seriously: We support your work-life-balance by offering flexible working hours and hybrid work.

Further information:


The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently. The weekly working time is 39 hours.  We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to professional equality regardless of gender. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). 

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. 

Are you interested? Apply online now with your application documents (cover letter, CV, references). We look forward to getting to know you!



Claudia Kestler-Böhm


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Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 30369               


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