Offers for graduates / young professionals / experienced professionals

You are searching for an exciting new career challenge? Then the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films is the right place for you!

We seek passionate, creative, entrepreneurial personalities who enjoy applying their own ideas in order to drive forward the goals and topics of the team. Join us and strengthen our dedicated teams in the fields of science, administration, IT and technology.

Have we whetted your appetite?

Then apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!


You want to start your career in science?


You are looking for a challenge in the field of administration?


You are looking for a varied position as a technician?

Your haven't found the job you were looking for? We are looking forward to your unsolicited application!


Unsolicited application

Convince us of your potential with your unsolicited application! Please submit the application exclusively via our application form which can be found via the link below. We look forward to receiving your application! 

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.