City:  Erlangen
Date:  Jun 1, 2023

Speech Synthesis Engineer in the area of Language Processing

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. 

About us
The »Audio and Media Technologies« department in Erlangen develops world-class audio processing technology. Audio and media technologies at Fraunhofer IIS are one of the largest organizations in the world for audio and speech processing. Over 200 engineers and scientists develop first-rate audio technology, which is sold world-wide, in Europe, USA, China, Korea and Japan. In the past 25 years, Fraunhofer IIS repeatedly won international competitions in the audio and media field: e.g., with mp3 and codecs of the AAC-family. You will be part of the Audio and Media Team.


What you will do


Join us in the exciting world of Spoken Language Processing

You will develop, implement, evaluate and document algorithms for text-to-speech synthesis. Further, you will help integrating and testing prototypes that operate with your algorithms. You will furthermore create specifications and technical documentation for the software that you develop and create scientific publications and presentations. You will also communicate and coordinate activities with project partners and internal and external stakeholders. 


What you bring to the table

  • Master’s degree with experience as outlined
  • Expertise in data-driven technologies for text-to-speech synthesis
  • Collaboration experience, preferably with interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Know-how in deep learning is a plus
  • Know-how in audio signal processing is a plus


What you can expect

  • The opportunity to bring your own ideas and to help create project concepts
  • Involvement in diverse activities and the chance to assume responsibility within interdisciplinary teams
  • An open and friendly working atmosphere
  • Flexible hours and access to various services for a proper work-life balance


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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. 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. 

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

Claudia Kestler-Böhm

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Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 6611                


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