Jobs and careers

Current vacancies

Please note that most of our positions vacant are in German.

Student assistants and internships

Unsolicited applications

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Starting Out/ Seasoned Professionals

If you’re looking to help shape the future then look no further. We value your experience and count on your expertise. With our many institutes and areas of activity, we can offer you attractive challenges in a range of demanding posts.



We nurture young talent and champion adding more practical experience to theory-based learning. Whether you’re a student assistant, intern or working on your thesis, at Fraunhofer you’re part of the team.


Fraunhofer IAO as an employer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers its employees outstanding working conditions.


Latest studies by Kununu, trendence and Universum show that not only does Fraunhofer stand for top-level research; it is also one of the most popular employers in Germany. We are proud of our top positions in the rankings and do everything we can to become even better.

Put your ideas center stage

Only those who forge new paths can shape the future. With us, you can translate your scientific findings into tangible products and services, thus making a significant contribution to growth, competitiveness and employment.


We offer you...

  • scientific excellence and opportunities for applied research
  • interdisciplinary teamwork and freedom to conduct your own research
  • interesting industry partners and access to a scientific network
  • a creative environment and cutting-edge technology
  • excellent research conditions and flexible work arrangements
  • a springboard into the world of business and a career in science