We are the right place for people who want to help design the topics of the future.

As one of 69 institutes and research institutions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IESE offers attractive career opportunities. In addition to directly joining one of our competence areas, there are also various administrative and technical jobs. We also welcome student research assistants, interns, and students working on their final theses into our team.


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Why choose us?

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe, and there are many reasons why it is considered an attractive employer.

  • International environment
  • Numerous qualification opportunities
  • Possibility to do a PhD
  • Work-life balance
  • Stepping stone for a career in industry or academia
  • Equal opportunities
  • Numerous travel opportunities
  • Science hub Kaiserslautern
  • Numerous career and development opportunities for seasoned professionals, novices, or researchers
  • Employee benefits
  • Top positions in current employer rankings:

Welcome to Fraunhofer

To fulfill its mission as a research organization, Fraunhofer depends on the creativity and commitment of its workforce. People of different nationalities enrich our scientific and cultural skills. One of the hallmarks of our open-minded organization culture is that we value this diversity, as it is a source of creative potential that we can use as the foundation for innovations.

As well as offering the opportunity to work on interesting projects, we also provide a friendly atmosphere that supports social contact. Getting to know new people is an important aspect of our working environment, because it enriches everyone’s personal experience. Our interpersonal relationships are non-judgmental and respectful.

As you will soon discover for yourself, Fraunhofer is a research organization that combines scientific excellence with entrepreneurial thinking: We develop processes, products and systems all the way to commercial maturity. This approach to application-oriented research is unique in Germany. As a future member of Fraunhofer’s workforce, you will play an important role in promoting this work. That is why it is all the more important to us that you and your family have a good start to your stay in Germany, and that you can settle down to work without any problems, and become a part of Fraunhofer. Please don’t hesitate to ask colleagues at your institute for help if you should encounter any difficulties.


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Modern IT and technology location in the heart of the Palatinate region

University of Kaiserslautern, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer IESE and Fraunhofer ITWM, as well as research institutions such as DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), ITA, IVW, IFOS, and Max Planck.


Work where others come for vacation

The Kaiserslautern region is located in the UNESCO Palatinate Forest – North Vosges Biosphere Reserve, Germany’s largest nature park, which straddles the border between Germany and France. Kaiserslautern offers a wide range of cultural activities (theater, art gallery, cultural center,...).

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