How to apply at Fraunhofer IAF

You can find the current job vacancies at Fraunhofer IAF on the Fraunhofer application portal:

Please submit your application through the online application system. The following documents will be necessary to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates (Abitur / high school graduation; Bachelor; Master; Diploma)
  • References and documentations of previous employments

We also welcome unsolicited applications, in case you cannot find a suitable position among our listed job vacancies. Please make sure all required documents are included in your application, as it will not be possible to consider incomplete applications.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff members from the human resources department.



A grant program for women in research

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


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Working with creativity and independence

Fraunhofer regularly ranks among the top 100 most popular employers in Germany.

We focus on equal opportunities, work-life balance and offer professional development programs


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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.