Jobs and career

Just as diverse as our research fields are the opportunities for your career at the Fraunhofer IST: Whether in training, as a student assistant, in the final thesis or doctorate, as a scientist, in IT, technology or in the  administration – become part of the team!


Whether it's the energy transition, Industry 4.0, or digital transformation, the technical challenges are becoming increasingly complex. At the Fraunhofer IST, you can develop solutions for tomorrow's world today, while also attaining first-class prospects for your personal career.


Bring your perspective to our research. At the Fraunhofer IST you'll work with experienced researchers on groundbreaking projects that boost the economy and society – and take a big step on your career path even before you graduate.


You don't have to stream series to experience exciting science fiction. All you need is the right apprenticeship. At Fraunhofer, as an apprentice and technology fan, you'll always be at the forefront when the future is being created. 

Working at Fraunhofer IST

Fraunhofer IST as an employer

Top research needs top people. That is why the Fraunhofer IST offers its employees more than a working environment with first-class technical equipment. Individual support, equal opportunities and work-life balance are part of the philosophy of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.


Our leadership guidelines

Equal opportunity and diversity

At the Fraunhofer IST, we see diversity as an enrichment - fairness in practice is a matter of course for us

At the Fraunhofer IST, teams are composed in as balanced a way as possible. We use the creative potential of diversity - in terms of gender, different ages, cultures and disciplines - and thereby increase the quality of our work results.  

Information regarding applications


Frequently asked questions on job applications.


Information on the TVöD

The remuneration for employees of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is based on the collective agreement for the public sector.

Further Training


We qualify your employees for the current and future challenges in industrial production. Depending on the target audience, different event formats are suitable, about which we will inform you here!