City:  Ilmenau
Date:  May 25, 2023

Student Assistants / Interns / Final Theses - Mobile Communications and Signal 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. 

We offer several exciting job activities in our department »Electronic Measurements and Signal Processing«. Together with the same-named research group at Technische Universität Ilmenau we work in the field of mobile communications and signal processing with the main research focus on channel sounding and modelling up to 60 GHz, emulation of virtual EM environments (e.g. via wave field synthesis) as well as signal processing and algorithms by using compressed sensing and sparsity promoting reconstruction or high resolution parameter estimation (e.g. DOA estimation). 


You are interested in the field of channel sounding or emulation of virtual electromagnetic environments or would like to develop further in the field of signal processing?


Then have a look at our offer!


What you will do

Depending on the focus of your studies and your interests, we will find a topic that suits your conception and our requirements.


What you bring to the table

  • You study Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Media Technology, Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Technical Physics, Mechatronics or any adjacent field of study
  • You live near Ilmenau and you can work on site
  • You have a certain mathematical understanding, basic knowledge in communication technology and digital signal processing
  • You have acquired first experiences with common software development environments and utilization of programming languages (e.g. Python, Matlab)


What you can expect

  • Flexible working hours
  • Open and friendly team work
  • Varied tasks with room for creativity
  • Exciting seminars and events 
  • Networking with scientists
  • Active contribution in applied research
  • Interesting an innovative projects
  • Mentoring program »josephine© for talented female students


Weekly working hours are determined by agreement. You can start from now on (as a student assistant from 6 to 20 hours a week or as an intern for a period of at least three months). You can reduce your hours before exams and increase them during semester breaks. You can flexibly determine the working days. After your studies, you have the option of working with us full or part time.


We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to write a bachelor's or master's thesis in cooperation with us in the above-mentioned subject area. 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.


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. 


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!


Simon Zimmermann

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 29522                Application Deadline: None


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