Cutting-edge research needs cutting-edge people.

Do you want to invent the future with us? Then get in touch with us!

The future is made by Fraunhofer.

Cutting-edge research needs cutting-edge people. This is why we offer our more than 26,000 employees at our current 72 institutes and research facilities more than just a working environment equipped with first-class technology.

Excellent training opportunities, sufficient freedom in the implementation of creative ideas, tolerance in practice and practical work not only ensure the best employees, but have also made us one of the most popular employers in Germany.

Together, we achieve an annual research volume of more than 2.6 billion euros. More than 2.2 billion euros of this is spent on contract research. More than 70 percent is generated with contracts from industry and with publicly financed research projects, and almost 30 percent is provided by the federal and state governments as basic funding.


Your career at Fraunhofer.

If you are or have been studying natural sciences, technology or engineering, then you have come to the right place. But there is also a need for other subjects at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - provided your heart beats for application-oriented research and you have the curiosity and ability to work independently. Whatever your field of study, we offer you the opportunity to qualify for responsible work in industry or science.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Good reasons to come to Fraunhofer.

We offer our employees the opportunity for professional and personal development for demanding positions at our institutes, at universities as well as in business and society. Due to the practical training and experience at our institutes, we offer students excellent entry and development opportunities in companies.

Beyond that we offer you:

  • Exciting and challenging fields of work in applied research
  • Practical projects
  • Close cooperation with science, industry and politics
  • Many interesting further education offers and mentoring programs
  • Work-life balance
  • Parent-child offices
  • Attractive social benefits, etc.

The Fraunhofer career springboard gives you excellent qualifications and an excellent start to a career in science and business.

How do I get to Fraunhofer?

There are different ways to start at Fraunhofer:

  • Holiday work
  • Student internship
  • Vocational training
  • Compulsory traineeship or student assistant activity
  • Bachelor's, master's and diploma theses up to and including doctoral studies
  • Direct entry as a scientist or as a manager

The way to Fraunhofer FEP? Many.

You want to invent the future with us?

On this website you will find suitable job offers and further information on what we are researching.

We look forward to receiving your (unsolicited) application via our online applicant management system.

Career at Fraunhofer! We are looking forward to your application!

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