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

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. By prioritizing key technologies for the future and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. A trailblazer and trendsetter in innovative developments and research excellence, it is helping shape our society and our future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 76 institutes and research units throughout Germany. Around 30,800 employees, predominantly scientists and engineers, work with an annual research budget of roughly €3.0 billion, €2.6 billion of which is designated as contract research.

Why Fraunhofer FKIE?

Great support

>> Rocío Martin Lima

»I really wanted to be an engineer and do research. That was my big dream and it has come true. At the FKIE I especially like the great support I receive here from my colleagues, especially now with regard to my doctorate.«



Dr. Hanna Geppert

»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.«




>>  Lisa Marie Prinz

»At FKIE, you see that so many people are passionate about what they do, and you hear them talking about it enthusiastically. That spurs you on even more, and you pick things up from all sides.«

Cybercrime Detectives


>>  Martin Lambertz

»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.«

International Travel


>>  Jan-Niclas Hilgert

»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.«



>>  Joachim Biermann

»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.«

Visionary research


>>  Dr. Felix Govaers

»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.«

Family friendly


>> Carolin Schwalm

»At Fraunhofer FKIE, the whole package is right for me: the topics, the applied research, the opportunity to do a PhD, the location and – very important for us as a young family – the family-friendliness.«

Learning on the job


>> Souradip Saha

»I've learned more as a research assistant at the FKIE than in all my time at the university. Here you learn on the job – it’s first-hand experience. It's fun. Studies are much more theoretical.«

Latest technologies


>> Ron Becker

»At the FKIE you get to see the latest technologies at a time when they are still totally prototypical and far from market ready.«

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

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.