Jobs and Career at Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern

We are the right place to work at for people who want to shape future topics

Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern offers attractive career opportunities: We support our employees with a variety of offers for their personal development and professional qualification, and we do this under flexible and family-friendly working conditions.

On our website you will find job offers and jobs for researchers, managers, students, graduates, and (young) professionals with a STEM background. In addition to direct entry into our competence areas in science and research, there are also various fields of work in administration and technical support. We also welcome apprentices, student research assistants, interns, and graduands for their final thesis. Become part of the team!


You can find our job offers on our application portal:

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Job Vacancies on the IESE Career Website

The job advertisements displayed below are a selection of the vacancies at Fraunhofer IESE. Take a look at all the offers on our application portal.

You want to develop innovative solutions for Smart Cities based on state-of-the-art technologies? Become a


As part of our Smart City and Smart Region team, you will help us take the digitalization of these regions to the next level. As a department, we are responsible for designing Digital Ecosystems for urban areas (Smart City) and rural areas (Smart Region). In an interdisciplinary team, we work on innovative solutions from early development phases to efficient operation. And this is exactly where you will come in!

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All Vacancies

The job advertisements displayed above are a selection of our vacancies. Take a look at all the offers on the application portal. Please select Fraunhofer IESE under "More Search Options" - "Institute".


Cooperative Study Program or Apprenticeship

Do you want to study or rather do an apprenticeship? Fraunhofer IESE offers you extensive opportunities to start your career. We lay the foundations for your professional career.

University Students

Complement your theoretical studies with practical experience in applied, exciting research and cooperation in innovative projects, e.g., as a student research assistant (HiWi), in an internship, or with your final thesis.

School Students

You are still in school, but are already interested in our research topics? Then you can get an insight into our everyday research, e.g., on Girls' Day or during a school internship.

Doing practical research and bringing about real change is not possible at Fraunhofer? Yes, it is!

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Explorer. Visionary. Inventor. Researcher. Pioneer. With Fraunhofer you can shape the future!

Whether digital ecosystems, safe AI, or data science – Fraunhofer offers innovative research areas with state-of-the-art technologies and techniques. Do you have an intense research spirit and innovative visions? Do you want to do practical research and make a real difference with your work?

Then apply now for a job at Fraunhofer IESE and shape the future with us!

Why us? Fraunhofer IESE offers excellent benefits

Work-Life Balance
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Work-Life Balance

With flexible working conditions such as part-time, flextime, home office, parent-child office, kindergarten nearby, child care during school vacations, or various options for returning to work after parental leave, we offer not only employees with families an attractive work-life balance.


Equal Opportunities

We do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their gender, age, ethnic origin, or skin color. With our suggestion scheme and the work done by our Equal Opportunity Officer (BfC), we continually evolve our working conditions. With the TALENTA support program, we offer women in research excellent opportunities for personal career planning.


International Environment

We work in an international environment and have customers, collaboration partners, and colleagues from all over the world. This also means that working at Fraunhofer IESE offers many travel opportunities.


Numerous Qualification, Career, and Development Possibilities 

Experienced professionals, novices, or researchers – you can join us at any competence level and develop your full potential. In addition, Fraunhofer regularly offers qualification and continuing education opportunities to all employees. There is also the possibility to pursue a PhD. Fraunhofer IESE is a springboard for your career in industry and academia.


Top Positions in Current Employer Rankings:

Current studies by glassdoor 2022, trendence, Randstad and Universum prove: Fraunhofer does not only represent cutting-edge research, but is also one of Germany’s most popular employers.


Fraunhofer Top 20 of best employers (glassdoor)

Germany's Most Attractive Employers (Universum 2016-2021)

1st Place Randstad Employer Brand Research 2022

HR Excellence in Research



Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern

Fraunhofer IESE is a member of SIAK, the leading competence network for digital transformation, future innovations, and interdisciplinary cutting-edge research. 

The excellence of its members in research and practice makes Kaiserslautern and the Western Palatinate a nationally and internationally outstanding university, science, and technology hub for digital excellence and innovation.


SIAK –Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern  


Modern IT and Technology Hub

Kaiserslautern is ready for the future: Technical University, University of Applied Sciences, Fraunhofer IESE and ITWM, and other research institutions such as DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), ITA, IVW, IFOS, and Max Planck are located here.


Universities & Research Institutes

Work where others spend their vacation

The Kaiserslautern region is located in the Franco-German biosphere reserve Palatinate Forest – Northern Vosges, the largest nature park in Germany. It offers a multi-faceted cultural scene (Pfalztheater, Pfalzgalerie, Kammgarn Cultural Center, …).




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