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Are you a visionary, are you a scientist, are you a pioneer? Then we want to hear from you!

Fraunhofer: Kick-start your career! Join the team!



The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading applied research organization in Europe. Under its auspices, 72 institutes and research facilities with more than 25,500 employees work at locations throughout Germany. Together, they handle an annual research volume in excess of 2.4 billion euros. Branches in Europe, North and South America, and Asia promote international cooperation.

Why Fraunhofer FKIE?



»What I value most about FKIE, is the high level of interdisciplinarity. We have experts from areas as diverse as classical computer science, ergonomics and linguistics all working together. You're always learning.«

>> Dr. Hanna Geppert

Amazing robots


»I always wanted to work with robots. That's why I came to Germany. At university I heard about Fraunhofer FKIE and applied immediately for a job as a student research assistant. And I am so lucky: You can work with amazing robots here. Really exciting!«

>> Padmaja Kulkarni

Application oriented


»What I really like about the Fraunhofer FKIE is its application-oriented focus. Because many clients also have practical and economic interests at stake, you know that your work will be put to use later and that it has real-world relevance.«

>>  Roelof van den Berg

Cybercrime Detectives


»In our department, we work toward closing gaps in cyber forensics and making it more accessible to investigators. We also support security authorities in active investigations. This mix is extremely exciting.«

>>  Martin Lambertz

International Travel


»As a cyber forensic scientist at FKIE, I have the privilege of presenting our research at conferences around the world. They are a great opportunity to exchange ideas with other scientists and position FKIE in the international forensic community.«

>>  Jan-Niclas Hilgert



»Passing on science and management experience and supporting young colleagues has been a particularly rewarding part of my professional life. The fact that I also learned a great deal and saw so many new things in the process has made it even better.«

>>  Joachim Biermann

Visionary research


»Here at FKIE, visionary thinking is the order of the day. Our gaze is fixed into the distant future. The way we work is highly innovative. You feel like you’re shaping the future and working on solutions that make the world a safer place.«

>>  Dr. Felix Govaers

Unsolicited application


Are there currently no open positions that are a good fit for you? Apply anyway! We will be happy to take a closer look for you.

World-class research needs world-class people – that's why we need you!

What do we offer?


  • Exciting and challenging tasks
  • Practice-oriented projects
  • Cutting-edge technical equipment
  • Freedom to do research
  • Young, international Teams
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balance
  • Attractive benefits package


Close collaboration with:

  • Ministry of Defense,
  • Federal security services
  • Scientific community
  • Universities
  • Industry & policy makers

Who we are looking for?


Science & research

  • Computer scientists
  • Electrical engineers
  • Physicists
  • Mathematicians
  • Engineers
  • Psychologist
  • Comparable fields of study



  • Business administrator
  • Administrative specialist
  • Business professionals

Education levels of our hires:

  • Secondary school students
  • Trainees
  • University graduates
  • Doctoral students
  • Experienced professionals

Career Days 2019

24.03.: FEMTEC Winterschool 2020

26.03.: Girls'Day 

28.04.: Praxis@Campus

University Collaboration


The Fraunhofer FKIE involves close cooperation with renowned universities, institutes, and colleges.



Fraunhofer - Your Career Stepping Stone

Can you really be an elite researcher from day-one? YES!!! With your career start at Fraunhofer FKIE.