Applying your knowledge and experience

At Fraunhofer, scientific achievement and practical relevance are not mutually exclusive – we conduct applied research. Our research areas are geared toward the needs of society: health, safety and security, communication, mobility, energy and the environment. The close organizational ties between our institutes and universities mean that Fraunhofer’s scientific endeavors are of the highest standard.

If you see the appeal of working on industrial projects that are as challenging as they are varied, and value collaborating with the world’s scientific elite as much as top working conditions, then we look forward to receiving your application.


The direct route

Once you’ve gained your degree, we offer a direct way into a varied work profile with extensive research freedom. Joining one of our institutes opens up exciting opportunities and any number of ways to develop your career.


Doctoral candidates

Looking to gain your doctorate and put what you’ve learned into practice at the same time? We can offer you this promising combination. At Fraunhofer, you’ll find the ideal conditions to complete your thesis.


Our scientists work on a wide range of research projects that offer a high degree of responsibility and individual design scope. If you’re a university graduate and are looking to turn your inquiring mind to market-ready solutions, we look forward to receiving your application.



Our managers help deliver outstanding applied research. If you’re interested in furthering the Fraunhofer mission and taking on responsibility in a diverse work environment, we can offer you the post you’re looking for.

Job offers abroad

Here you can find job offers of the legally independent Fraunhofer affiliates abroad.

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