Associate Professor - Signal Processing

School/Institution:Fraunhofer-Institute, Germany, Erlangen

Discipline: Signal Processing

Employment Type:Full-time


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Associate professor in the field of Signal Processing Automotive Radar

Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe. Our research fields are based on people's needs: health, safety, communication, mobility, energy and the environment. We are creative, we design technology, we design products, we improve processes, we open up new paths.

The Fraunhofer FHR is part of the large Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and one of the leading and largest European research institutes in the field of high-frequency physics and radar technology. The Cognitive Radar Department (KR) deals with research topics at the interface between information processing and radar technology and develops machine learning methods and artificial intelligence methods for optimally adapting the radar system to the environment and for a largely autonomous operation. The evaluation and application of appropriate solutions using experimental demonstrators is of great importance. Be there.

Your tasks are

  • Research and development of innovative signal processing methods for automotive radar
  • Simulation and experimental validation of the developed methods
  • Presentation of research results at national and international conferences
  • Reporting and assistance in applying for project funds

What you bring

  • A completed university degree in electrical engineering, mathematics, computer science or physics with specialization in signal processing or communications engineering
  • Professional experience in the development and operation of automotive radar
  • Knowledge of signal processing or communications engineering
  • Programming knowledge in MATLAB, C / C ++ or Java
  • German and English spoken and written
  • Ability for teamwork
  • Initiative

What you can expect

  • Flexible working hours for a good work-life balance
  • Performance and performance-related variable compensation components
  • Company pension and job ticket
  • Modern equipped and collegial working environment
  • Family-friendly culture, mother-child office, support from external service providers for emergency care for children and relatives
  • Personal development opportunities through a diverse range of training opportunities
  • Contacts with renowned and international partners
  • The opportunity for promotion is given

Employment, remuneration and benefits are governed by the Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVöD).

The weekly worktime is 39 hours. If certain conditions are met, the position may also be filled part-time.

People with disabilities are given preference if equally qualified. Please note that the chosen occupational title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches importance to gender-independent professional equality.

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If you have any questions about this position, please contact:

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Brüggenwirth

Phone: +49 228 9435-173

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