Start your future at Fraunhofer IAF

Working at Fraunhofer IAF

In this video, employees tell us about their work at Fraunhofer IAF, what motivates and fascinates them.

Whether you start your career with us in a job training program or during your studies, as a doctorate in self-responsible project work or contribute your valuable work experience – Fraunhofer IAF offers you diverse and exciting tasks in scientific, technical and administrative occupations.

What you can expect:

  • A working environment with with state-of-the-art equipment and an international feel
  • Close contacts with industry and public bodies
  • A great level of independence and broad access to our scientific equipment
  • The opportunity to benefit from our training and professional development programs
  • A family-friendly workplace, e.g. with a co-child office, occupancy places in the Fraunhofer day care center as well as support by the »PME Familienservice« in the care of relatives
  • Weekly sport courses
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)

We emphasize the equality of men and women and promote the integration of people with disabilities. We see great potential in the interplay of people who differ in age, cultural backgrounds and disciplines.


Current job offers

Career opportunities at Fraunhofer are as diverse as our research areas.

Unsolicited Application


Let us get to know you


Can't find a job offer that suits you? We look forward to receiving your unsolicited application.

Be part of our team at Fraunhofer IAF


Is it possible to serve both science and industry?


Technicians and

Can I be challenged and supported every day?



Can I do what I've always wanted and still have goals for the future?



Is it possible to work with the best while studying?


PhD students

Can your first job put you in charge of your own research?


Vocational Training

Can I expect to be challenged and learn new things every day?




Trendence 1. Place Attractive Employer for Young Professionals
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»trendence« Young Professionals Barometer 2021

In the »trendence« Young Professionals Barometer 2021, Fraunhofer achieves 2nd place in the industry ranking »Research«. In the »trendence« Graduate Barometer 2021, Fraunhofer achieves 1st place in the industry ranking »Research« among computer science graduates and the 2nd place among Graduates of engineering ans well as natural sciences.

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HR Excellence in Research

The EU Commission recognizes Fraunhofer's Integrated Human Resources Management. In December 2017, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft was awarded the logo »HR Excellence in Research« from the European Commission in recognition of its outstanding Integrated Human Resources Management. Fraunhofer is one of first organizations for applied research in Germany to be awarded this logo.




Fraunhofer IAF is regarded as an Attractive Employer

In the »Universum Young Professional Survey 2021« Fraunhofer achieves 6th place in the field of »natural sciences«. Also in the field of »natural sciences« the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft once again took third place in Universum's student survey 2021 and thus earned the distinction of being an attractive employer. On an annual basis Universum surveys over 1,500,000 students and professionals worldwide.






Awarded the Fraunhofer Family Logo

Fraunhofer IAF is awarded the Family Logo of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for excellent offers to support family and work life.

Further information

Further Information

About Fraunhofer IAF

Fraunhofer IAF promotes advances in research and the development of innovative semiconductor technologies.





For pupils

During an internship spanning several weeks you can gain insight into the research and development work at Fraunhofer IAF. Our institute regularly offers BOGY / BORS internships.

Please send us an e-mail with your current certificate, a short CV and an indication of the period in which you would like to do the internship.


Grant program


Fraunhofer TALENTA is a program for women in research, focused on the STEM subjects such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and physics.

It offers female talents support at every step in their Fraunhofer career throughout two years, as well as a comprehensive program with a broad scope for the personal career development and the opportunity to network with other women at Fraunhofer.