City:  Berlin
Date:  Jun 19, 2024

Student Assistant, Bachelor's and Master's thesis Photonics

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. 

Future. Discover. Together. 

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is one of the world's leading research institutes for mobile and stationary communication networks. Our photonic integrated circuits are used in sensor technology, medical technology and quantum cryptography. Photonics is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of applied research. Building on many years of experience, the HHI has achieved a leading global position in optical data transmission and develops innovative solutions for communication in global data networks. This expertise also enables novel photonic solutions in sensor technology, analytics, medical technology and quantum cryptography. Be a part of our highly motivated and international research team and go on an innovation journey with us!


What you will do

  • Participation in exciting scientific projects with a clear application perspective

  • Support for research into optoelectronic components and photonic integrated circuits for data transmission and sensor technology

  • Work on polymer-based waveguide systems, terahertz sensor technology for non-destructive material testing


We promise you excellent contacts in the relevant industrial and scientific environment. We offer a wide range of opportunities in an international environment. We are looking for people who want to make a difference. Make something out of it!

In our video you will find information about our student assistants and their work.


What you bring to the table

  • Full-time student of electrical engineering, physics or communications engineering with good to very good grades

  • Motivation, initiative and interest in new things

  • Ideally, initial knowledge of high-frequency engineering, optics or semiconductor physics


The position requires physical presence in Berlin.


What you can expect

  • Attractive salary

  • Modern and well-equipped workplace in a central location

  • Good and cooperative working atmosphere in an international team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Opportunities to write a Master's or Bachelor's thesis, often in close cooperation with industry partners

  • Opportunities for home office


The position is initially limited to 1 year An extension is explicitly desired.


The monthly working time is 80 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis. 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. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

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!

If you need information about this position, please contact us:


Prof. Dr. Martin Schell

Tel.: 030 / 31 00 2-7 03


Please apply online only and submit all important application documents (CV, current matriculation certificate, etc.) to our Recruiting - Portal.

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI 


Requisition Number: 62066                Application Deadline:


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