City:  Erlangen
Date:  Jul 14, 2022

Student Assistant - Capturing and Processing of Light-Field Data for Immersive Media Applications

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. 


Immersive media formats such as light-fields or volumetric video give users new possibilities to experience content and participate in virtual events in a more involved and intuitive way. Depending on the captured data, a user can then even walk around the scene with six degrees of freedom (6DoF). To that end, however, the usage and placement of capture devices in the scene are critical and the processing and rendering are crucial for achieving the highest possible quality and immersion. Therefore, we strive to develop new technologies that lead to an increased image and video quality, offer new creative options, and even improve today’s production workflows.
For more information about our light-field research, please refer to


You are interested in photography / photogrammetry and/or 3D reconstruction and want to help shaping the media production of the future?

What you will do

  • You will capture in- and outdoor scenes with various capture devices (DSLR camera, multi-camera arrays, and a LiDAR scanner)
  • You process the captured data sets with photogrammetry tools to reconstruct 3D models 
  • You will build up your and our expertise in best practices on capturing, scanning and 3D reconstruction 
  • You document all captured datasets, reconstructed models and conducted experiments properly


What you bring to the table

  • You are currently studying media production, electronics engineering, computer science, information and communication technologies or a related field
  • You have experience in a programming language such as Python or MATLAB
  • You are creative when it comes to defining scenes for the capture 
  • You have a basic understanding of media production and/or image processing
  • Ideally you are familiar with tools like Blender, Unity, RealityCapture, Houdini, etc. 


What you can expect

  • An interesting application-oriented field of research with innovative projects and state-of-the-art laboratory environment
  • Extensive professional support from scientific mentors
  • Flexible working hours that allow you to balance your studies and job experience
  • An open and friendly work environment
  • Sufficient opportunity to develop your interests and skills

Weekly working hours are determined by agreement, min. 10 hours a week as a student assistant. Remuneration according to Research assistant pay. The duration for an internship is at least three months.


There is also the possibility to carry out your student thesis in this context. The thesis will be assigned and carried out in accordance with the rules of your university. For this reason, please discuss the thesis with a professor who can advise you over the course of the project.


If you have any questions about this opening, please contact: Michel Bätz (, phone: +49 9131 / 776-5166.


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.


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 (PDF: cover letter, CV, transcripts). We look forward to getting to know you!


Applications are possible in German and English.


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Additional information is available on our website:


Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS


Requisition Number: 4323                Application Deadline: none


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