City:  Erlangen
Date:  Dec 2, 2022

Researcher - Machine Learning for 3D Reconstruction and Computer Graphics

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 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 you will do

You love finding creative solutions for tricky challenges? 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. 


What you bring to the table

  • 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 experiences in machine learning as well as in 3D computer graphics or 3D reconstruction
  • Experience in using Python and C++
  • Enthusiasm for scientific issues and scientific working methods
  • Sound command of English for working in an international team


What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organisation for applied research in Europe, but we are also a top-rated employer? But why?

  • Top infrastructure at your workplace: With our state-of-the-art technologies, we develop solutions to meet the challenges of present and future.
  • We value personal contact: Through our structured onboarding process, you easily become familiar with our institute and can extend your network successfully.
  • We take your needs seriously: We support your work-life-balance by offering flexible working hours and hybrid work.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: We offer ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching as well as language courses.



The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently. 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. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.


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. 


Intimidating? Don’t worry. We are an interdisciplinary team, looking to support young career-oriented talents. Hence, do not hesitate to join the home of MP3 and send us your application (English or German)! Apply online now (Cover letter, CV, and references). We look forward to getting to know you!

Claudia Kestler-Böhm

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 29404               


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