Career and Jobs

With 74 institutes and research facilities and around 28 000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is one of the leading organizations for applied research in Europe.

With its central task "Research for Practice", the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is shaping the innovation process and the development of key technologies in close cooperation with its clients from industry and the public sector.

It offers dedicated scientists challenging tasks with responsibility and freedom of design. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches particular importance to the professional development of women.

The Fraunhofer EMB makes an active contribution to the promotion of junior scientists by offering project-related student internships, master's, bachelor's and (medical) doctoral theses.


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Reasons to work at Fraunhofer

1. Popular employer

2. Good Reputation: The employees are qualified and work success- and project-oriented.

3. International Work Environment: Fraunhofer works closely with renowned, innovative scientific partners in Germany and abroad.

4. Social competence: Everyone is a team member - this promotes social skills and trains communication. At the same time flat hierarchies are lived.

5. Freedom of research: In the context of the orientation of the institute and the research policy framework, ideas on products and theories can become practice, because scientific achievement and practical relevance are not opposites - in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft they are mutually dependent. Optimal solutions to technical or organizational problems can only be defined with scientific precision, and application-relatedness, on the other hand, gives the employees excellent motivation.

6. Qualification for the job:
Graduates can qualify in practice for an industrial job. There is a close cooperation between the institutes, the international research elites at the universities and the business world and a valuable exchange of experience. Proximity to practice and participation in projects optimally prepare for professional work. Independent and responsible activities as well as entrepreneurial thinking qualify as well as team-oriented working methods, social competence and trained communication skills for later management tasks.

7. Wide range of topics for promotions

8. Good working conditions:
Survey results of new employees prove: best laboratory equipment, very good working atmosphere, attractive tasks, high self-responsibility, trusted working hours.