Full-Time Research Scientists (M/F/D) for the topic development of Edge AI systems

Job openings

Courses of study: Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Related Disciplines

Job Description

The FZI is a non-profit institution for applied research and technology transfer in the domain of information technology. One of our five research divisions is looking for several full-time research assistants in the field of Edge AI system development at our headquarters in Karlsruhe.

Your Responsibilities

Edge AI system development has to close the gap between extensive resource computational demands of complex implementations, often based on machine learning algorithms, and scarce embedded hardware resources. Therefore, Edge AI systems often utilize heterogeneous system architectures with application specific accelerators, memory hierarchies as well as numerous parallel processing units (CPU, GPU).

We are currently looking for colleagues with interest in at least one of the following topics:

  • Software analyses for Edge AI systems
    • AI-based runtime prediction of software
    • Safety and security analyses, e.g., with LLVM
  • Electronic system level design for the RISC-V ISA
    • Generator-based hardware design for FPGAs and virtual prototypes
    • Architecture exploration and optimization
  • Model-based design methods for Edge AI systems
    • Modelling and generation of safe and secure systems
    • Ontology-based design methods

Our Offer

  • Interdisciplinary working environment with partners from science, industry and society
  • Economy and industry-oriented working environment and organization
  • Pleasant working atmosphere in the immediate vicinity of the KIT campus in Karlsruhe city center
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Bringmann is currently supervising a number of PhD projects on the topic of Edge AI Systems; we offer you professional conditions in an excellent research and application environment
  • Individual support for your further education as well as the opportunity to attend international conferences
  • Remuneration in line with the TV-L and according to your responsibilities as well as attractive fringe benefits
  • Flexible, family-friendly working arrangements

Your Profile

  • Master’s degree or doctorate in informatics, electrical engineering or a related technical or scientific subject
  • Basic knowledge in one of the mentioned topics
  • Independent way of working
  • Very good German or English skills
  • Motivation and commitment


We look forward to receiving your PDF application by 31.08.2021 indicating the reference „SIM-EdgeAI“ to Sarah Kronenwett at karriere@fzi.de, enclosing the following documents:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Proof of graduation as well as transcripts and grade transcripts

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sebastian Reiter at sreiter@fzi.de.

Job Description

The position is initially limited to two years.