City:  Erlangen
Date:  Nov 10, 2022

Scientific Internships / Bachelor or Master Theses for the Research Area »Speech and Audio Coding«

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. 

Fraunhofer IIS has become known worldwide for its significant participation in the development of audio coding technologies like mp3 and AAC. More than 1,000 companies worldwide have licensed the audio technologies of Fraunhofer IIS and have now deployed more than seven billion products. Providing major contributions to the standardization and the deployment of MPEG-H 3D Audio for next generation TV broadcast, we have shown once more that we are to date on the cutting edge of innovation.

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What you will do

We permanently advance our research in audio coding and processing topics, and we constantly improve our codecs in terms of perceptual quality and computational complexity. As such we embark in research in analytic signal processing as well as investigations into supervised learning techniques such as neural networks. In-depth work descriptions depend on the type of position you apply to, your abilities and other factors and will be provided if you inquire for a concrete position.


What you bring to the table

  • You possess decent knowledge in Digital Signal Processing
  • You are interested in Psychoacoustics and Audio Signal Processing
  • You hold some programming experience in at least one of the following: C/C++, Python, MATLAB
  • You are highly motivated to learn, work on complex tasks, use creativity for solving problems
  • You have good English and communication skills


What you can expect

  • An open and friendly working environment in an international team
  • Many opportunities to gain practical experience
  • Flexible working hours that allow you to balance your work and study activities
  • Guidance and support in your work/research
  • Possibility to contribute with your own ideas and enjoy substantial creative leeway
  • Chance to work in state-of-the-art research and technology


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! 

Please include a cover letter, your CV and your latest transcripts of records (as PDF). Address your application to Simon Zimmermann. Applications are possible in German or English.


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Requisition Number: 6043                Application Deadline: None


Work Location: Erlangen


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