City:  Aachen
Date:  May 11, 2024

Technical Computer Scientist / Electrical Engineer in Laser Medical Technology

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

Are you looking for an exciting job that will change our future for the better? Are you fascinated by laser technology, especially in the field of medical technology? Are you looking for further development opportunities and good career prospects? Then join our team and apply for a job at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, become part of our institute and shape the future of laser technology with us. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is Europe's leading center for contract research and development in the field of laser technology. Our services and products are characterized by a high degree of innovation and state-of-the-art technologies.


Together with leading clinicians and medical technology companies, we develop laser medical technology and biophotonics laser surgical procedures and systems in our department. As part of our team of physicists, engineers and clinicians, you will develop automated mechatronic systems for minimally invasive applications in neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery and spinal surgery. For our laser surgery projects, we are looking for a committed employee with the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and who enjoys project responsibility.


What you will do

  • Commissioning of laser surgical systems and preclinical system tests
  • Conception and practical testing of algorithms for faster data processing
  • Planning, responsibility and implementation of research projects
  • Development and realization of FPGA-based real-time controls
  • Construction of laser surgery prototypes for the clinical environment


What you bring to the table

  • A university degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering or a comparable field of study
  • Well-founded specialist knowledge of rapid control prototyping and programming of FPGA-based real-time systems
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Programming experience in Python, MATLAB, C, VHDL and Simulink is advantageous
  • Independent and responsible way of working as well as open, team-oriented communication and commitment


What you can expect

  • A varied and challenging job with a high degree of personal responsibility and freedom to implement your own ideas
  • A creative and interdisciplinary working environment in a highly motivated team of experienced experts and young professionals
  • Cooperation with leading clinkers and industrial partners from the fields of medical, laser and information technology
  • Excellent machinery and equipment
  • Trust-based working hours, mobile working and, if required, a childcare place near the institute
  • 30 days annual leave, corporate benefits and employee participation
  • Flat hierarchies, further education, training and coaching
  • Employer-financed company pension scheme


Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

The weekly working time is 39 hours.

This position is also available on a part-time basis.

The position is initally limited to 2 years. 


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. 


With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 


Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Questions will be answerd with pleasure

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Dr. Achim Lenenbach
Telefon: 0241 8906-124

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT 


Requisition Number: 73219                Application Deadline: 06/16/2024


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