Work and Careers at Fraunhofer IIS

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We offer both new recruits and experienced professionals an attractive working environment in a highly innovative key sector. At Fraunhofer IIS, you will work in a committed team where you can contribute your own ideas and have scope for creativity. Needless to say, you will not only have access to regular further training and optimum workplace facilities but will also become part of a corporate culture characterized by helpfulness and consideration.

Experienced professionals will find exciting positions awaiting them at Fraunhofer IIS, either as a technical expert or at the managerial level. To fill these roles, we are always looking for people with character, a passion for their specialist subject, and the motivation to translate the research of today into the products of tomorrow.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, we look forward to hearing from you.


Plus points of Fraunhofer IIS in detail


  • Varied projects with a high degree of practical relevance

    We work in contract research for industry, for service companies, and for public institutions. Our primary objective is to bring the resulting products to market.

  • Independent working

    At Fraunhofer IIS, you work independently as part of a motivated team and take on responsibilities of your own. Our flat hierarchy supports our staff as they work autonomously.
  • Career progression and excellent opportunities for further development

    In addition to the traditional management career pathway, it is also possible to rise through the ranks over the course of a technical career. Our human resources policy ensures a constant influx of new expertise, while temporary employment contracts give staff an opportunity to start their career with Fraunhofer. You can join us immediately after graduation, benefit from our wide range of further training for your professional development, and then take the next step in your career with another employer in a few years’ time. We support you in this career pathway by providing a further training program that is tailored to employees’ individual needs.

  • Work in an international environment

    Our institute is staffed by people from a diverse set of countries, and we also work alongside partners and customers from around the world.

  • Flexible working hours

    At Fraunhofer IIS, we put our trust in our employees. Working hours can therefore be arranged freely and flexibly in consultation with the managers and team.

  • Measures for balancing work and life

    Our institute has plenty to offer here: opportunities for working from home, regular health days and back fitness courses for preventative health, allocated places in a day nursery near to the institute, childcare during summer break, a children’s day on the November bank holiday, and a parent-child office. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft also works with pme Familienservice GmbH to provide emergency childcare and home/elderly care.

  • Top-quality infrastructure

    Our workplaces are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to support various roles.

Fraunhofer is one of Germany’s top employers