City:  Passau
Date:  Jan 10, 2023

Research Associate - Method development for visual analysis of CT data

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. 

At the »Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT«, we develop modern cognitive sensor systems that generate comprehensive data from test objects. Our research group »Knowledge-based Image Processing« in Passau makes a significant contribution to this: We develop methods that enable an easy handling of the data, as well as their analysis, and ultimately a profound understanding about these data. Our current research and development work focuses on the visual analysis of data generated by computed tomography. Application areas can be found in the visual analysis of new materials, the inspection of large data sets (e.g., of entire cars), and in the processing for domain experts (e.g., for archaeological objects).


Are you in the visual analysis of computed tomography (CT) data? 
If so, take a look at our job opening!


What you will do

  • You will develop new analysis and visualization techniques and test them on our clientele's data. 
  • For this purpose, you will design and implement visual computing methods, either in the area of data preparation (e.g., segmentation, feature extraction, etc.) or in the area of data visualization (e.g., volumetric visualization, visual analytics, augmented and virtual reality, etc.). 
  • You will then evaluate your designed methods on real data, thus checking them on their practicability.
  • To lead your projects to success, you will work closely with experts in the fields of X-ray computed tomography, image processing, visualization, visual and immersive analytics, software development, and marketing.


What you bring to the table

  • University degree (Master) in IT / computer science – career starters with relevant prior knowledge and experience from internships, student research projects or final theses are also very welcome!
  • Very good programming skills, preferably C/C++ and Python 
  • Confident handling of software development tools and also visual computing know-how
  • First experience in the field of computed tomography is a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken German and English


What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe, but we are also considered to be a top employer. But why actually?


  • Practical projects with creative freedom motivate our employees to drive innovation. 
  • Personal contact is important to us: Through structured onboarding, you will expand your network and arrive well at our institute. 
  • We take your needs seriously: We support the best possible work-life balance through time flexibility and hybrid working. 
  • Our employees enjoy our appreciative culture: We are open-minded, helpful and maintain a trusting relationship with each other. 
  • Top workplace equipment: With our state-of-the-art technologies, we develop solutions for challenges of the present and the future. 
  • Your goals and interests are close to our hearts: We support you regularly through professional and personal seminars, coaching sessions as well as language courses.


You can find more information about our employer offers on our website.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis. The position is initially limited to two years. An extension is being sought. Employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the German public service (TVöD). Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.


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. 


Have we aroused your interest?

Then apply online now with your meaningful application documents (PDF: cover letter, resume and transcripts). 
We look forward to gettting to know you!



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Nina Wörlein

09131-776 1684

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 59282                


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