»The synergies are perfect for a circuit designer like me.«

Fabian Thome talks about his dissertation and his joy of working on a wide variety of projects – from 5G mobile communication to radio astronomy and quantum computing.

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»The idea behind the dual concept of my position is the promotion of young researchers.«

In this interview, Philipp Döring talks about the dual doctoral position at Fraunhofer IAF and the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH) which he recently started.

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»Creating a relationship built on trust is important for the team spirit.«

In this Interview, Jutta Kühn talks about her work as the head of the microelectronics department and about the challenge to work part-time.

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»Every piece is a new challenge that requires new ideas and approaches.«

In this interview, Thomas Trendle talks about the role of precision mechanics at Fraunhofer IAF and describes the process from the first idea to a finished piece.

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Of highly sensitive Satellites and the passion for research

In the interview Markus Rösch speaks about how his team has developed highly sensitive amplifiers for the ESA and when the satellites will be launched into space.

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»Expertise and advanced technology levels make research in Germany so attractive.«

Belén Amado-Rey, a PhD student from Cáceres in Spain, is enthusiastic about the high level of the research landscape in Germany. In the interview, she introduces her research topic and her motivation for a scientific career in Germany.

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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:

  • Excellent working conditions and infrastructure
  • Close contact to industry and public authorities
  • A great level of independence and broad  access to our scientific equipment
  • The opportunity to benefit from our further training and professional development programs
  • A family-friendly workplace
  • Assistance in reconciling work and family life, e.g. through 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 and the possibilty to join the compay fitness program Hansefit(webpage only available in german)
  • 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.

Unsocilited 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?


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« Graduate Barometer 2019

In the »trendence« Graduate Barometer 2019, Fraunhofer achieves 1st place in the industry ranking »Research« and 1st place in the sector ranking »Public Sector«.

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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.

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Fraunhofer IAF is regarded as an Attractive Employer

In the field of »natural sciences« the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft took third place in »Universum's« employers ranking 2018 and thus earned the distinction of being an attractive employer. On an annual basis Universum surveys over 1,500,000 students and professionals worldwide.

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Awarded the Fraunhofer Family Logo

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

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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.