City:  Ilmenau
Date:  May 25, 2024

Student Assistant in the field of "Media Distribution and Security"

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Headquartered in Ilmenau, Germany, the institute is internationally recognized for its expertise in applied electroacoustics and audio engineering, AI-based signal analysis and machine learning, and data privacy and security. At the headquarters, on the campus of “Technische Universität Ilmenau” researchers work on technologies for robust, trustworthy AI-based analysis and classification of audio and video data. These are used, among other things, to monitor industrial production processes, but also in traffic monitoring or in the media context, for example when it comes to automatic metadata extraction and audio manipulation detection. Another focus is the development of algorithms for the areas of virtual product development, intelligent actuator-sensor systems and audio for the automotive sector. There are currently around 70 employees working at Fraunhofer IDMT in Ilmenau.

The “Media Distribution and Security” (MDS) group conducts applied research in the context of media forensics, media security, privacy, and trustworthy AI. The developed technologies can be used for disinformation detection, media authentication and privacy-aware analysis and recommendation in a wide variety of application areas. In cooperation with other research groups at the institute, MDS also ensures that technologies for industrial and environmental sound analysis, automatic annotation of media data, and intelligent sensors are not only powerful, but also secure and trustworthy.


What you will do

Your current tasks vary depending on the current projects and work packages due. We will discuss these in a personal interview with you and try to respond to your interests and strengths.


What you bring to the table

Apply with us if

  • you want to support us in the development of AI software projects, or
  • you have a soft spot for signal analysis, data protection or even both, or
  • you can help us with the creation of web demonstrators.

Depending on your focus, we require above-average knowledge in these areas. We expect you to be confident with the following tools and programming languages: Python, Tensorflow, Javascript, Git, Docker


What you can expect

  • exciting market-related topics with complex issues to be solved – you can be actively involved in shaping the future 
  • challenges at a high level – on top we offer you excellent opportunities for professional and technical trainings 
  • space to also implement your own ideas, such as in our quarterly open-topic idea contest 
  • an excellent technical infrastructure 
  • renowned partners and customers who work closely with you to develop the technologies of tomorrow 
  • a very good work-life balance thanks to flexible working hours, a co-child office, the option of digital childcare in case of daycare shortages, and the possibility of mobile working, because family comes first – we know that 
  • an open-minded and interested team, a tolerant and familiar atmosphere as well as regular team events 
  • good transport connections and proximity to the state capital Erfurt 
  • attractive special offers as part of Fraunhofer corporate benefits with numerous enterprise partners 
  • new work and diversity are not just empty buzzwords, but an integral part of our corporate culture


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.

The monthly working time is 40 hours. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

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!


Professional queries:

Thomas Köllmer

Phone +49 3677 467-119


Questions about the application process: 

Katrin Pursche

Phone +49 3677 467-312

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT 


Requisition Number: 48233                Application Deadline:


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