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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5
Additional Location:
Karlsbad, Germany
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Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

What You Will Do:

  • Research in driver monitoring systems and driver well-being including cognitive distraction, drowsiness, stress, impairment, and interventions
  • Identify research methods, data collection techniques and analysis methods
  • Develop experimental paradigms to test hypotheses basing on modern knowledge of physiology
  • Develop approaches to analyze behavior and physiological signals
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Work with Engineers to create experiments that will induce stress, drowsiness, and cognitive distraction in a vehicle setting.
  • Screen, scout and evaluate the technology market and trends
  • Drive the networking between technology Harman-X, start-ups and academia to match interests and evaluate potential collaboration partnerships
  • Develop technologies that measurably deliver breakthrough experiences and work with the broader team to build proof-of-concept/ demonstration systems
  • Compile and organize findings in reports, graphs, charts, and diagrams. Write reports, white papers, conference publications and patents that enable Harman’s industry leading agenda

What You Need:

  • Minimum of PhD degree in Neurophysiology, Physiology or Psychology or related discipline plus five years of relevant academic or industry experience
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of Neurophysiology
  • 1+ years in IT industry and 5+ years in Research
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc.
  • Excellent applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Experience with basic methods of psychological and physiological research
  • Good scripting and programming skills (Python etc.)
  • Publications in leading scientific journals in one of the fields: Psychology, Physiology, Neuroscience.
  • Experience with basic and/or applied research conducting in one of the fields: Psychology, Physiology, Neuroscience.

What is Nice to Have:

  • Experience in data labelling for machine learning
  • Working knowledge in data statistics
  • Experience working on research in a commercial environment.

What Makes You Eligible:

  • Willingness to travel 10%

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall & Elektro Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program



HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.