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.

Shaping the future

Whether in research, technology or administration, as a young professional or old hand — Fraunhofer IAF offers promising activities in an international scientific environment. As one of the few scientific institutions worldwide, we perform research and development work along the entire semiconductor value chain — in the context of public projects as well as for industry.

What to expect at Fraunhofer IAF:

  • A modern equipped and international working environment
  • Independent work and creative participation
  • Personal development opportunities through further training measures
  • 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
  • Internal sports activities
  • Joint activities and parties
  • Regular presentations and information formats
  • 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.


Be part of our team at Fraunhofer IAF


Is it possible to serve both science and industry?


PhD students

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



Current job offers

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


Is it possible to work with the best while studying?


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

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.