Career at Fraunhofer IMS

At Fraunhofer IMS you have many career opportunities. Find out here about the advantages of a career with us.

The Fraunhofer IMS is one of more than 70 German institutes as part of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft – the largest organization for applied research in Europe. As part of this large innovative research network with more than 28,000 employees, we offer excellent career opportunities for professionals, graduates as well as students and pupils.

If you decide to pursue a career with us, you will work in strong teams on varied research projects and deal with ever new technical issues. We always work with direct practical relevance for and with partners from industry - the results of your research often flow directly into current product developments. 

In order to provide you with the optimal conditions for your research projects and thus for your personal career development, Fraunhofer IMS is equipped with high-quality facilities and laboratories. These include, for example, a professionally operated CMOS production line and an extensively equipped microsystems technology clean room.

Working independently and on one's own responsibility is not only supported at our institute, but is explicitly desired. The flexitime regulation at our institute allows more flexibility in everyday life and facilitates the compatibility of family and job. In addition, as an employer we provide for your old age with a company pension scheme. Due to a close connection of our institute to the University of Duisburg-Essen, there is the possibility for you to do your doctorate.

If you would like to learn more, please contact our Human Resources team directly by phone or e-mail. You can also meet us for a personal interview at one of the job fairs at which we are regularly represented. There you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with employees from the various departments and the HR department and address your questions directly. Come and talk to us - we look forward to meeting you!

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