City:  Erlangen
Date:  Dec 7, 2022

Video Coding Researcher

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 in Erlangen, Germany, has been making its mark on media digitalization for over 30 years, developing pioneering standards such as MP3, AAC, xHE‑AAC and EVS. Motivated by this success, we aim to transfer this know-how to solve new challenges in video coding for better user experiences and higher system efficiency.


What you will do

You have a vision about future directions in 2D video coding? You like to design technologies that are ready to conquer the world?


Then join our institute and contribute to the growth of our video activities.
As video has a huge contribution on the overall Internet traffic, its efficient representation is of utmost importance. Based on existing video coding specifications such as VVC, you will be responsible to identify algorithmic and architectural potentials for improvement. For maximum impact, you will identify synergies with our existing technologies in audio coding and 6 DoF imaging. In collaboration with a team, you will then implement and evaluate promising coding approaches.


What you bring to the table

  • A scientific degree (Master, PHD or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering Sciences, Media Technologies or a related subject
  • Expertise in machine learning or signal processing
  • Solid practical experience with video coding algorithms
  • Professional experience with an object oriented programming language
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and tools
  • Experience in Python is a plus
  • English for working in an international team


What you can expect

We offer you varied and challenging work in an enthusiastic team. You can contribute with your ideas and help design new concepts. Regular training is given, as are flexible, family-friendly work arrangements such as part-time contracts. You will have a state-of-the-art workstation in a modern, bright 2- to 3-person office.


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. 

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! Please submit it (cover letter, CV and grade sheets) online!


For any questions, please get in contact to:

Claudia Kestler-Böhm,

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 5930                


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