City:  Bremerhaven
Date:  Jun 18, 2024

Speculative Application Career Starters and Experienced Professionals

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. 

Who we are ...
Our primary focuses at Fraunhofer IWES are on wind energy and hydrogen technologies. Our institute is home to more than 300 scientists and employees as well as over 100 students from over 30 countries pursuing careers in applied research and development at nine sites. We secure investments in technological developments through validation, shorten innovation cycles, accelerate certification procedures, and increase planning accuracy by means of innovative measurement methods.


Do you want to join our team and help shape the future of wind and hydrogen technologies? Great, as we are always looking for new talents at all our sites!


What you will do

Our fields of research are very diverse ... 
You can contribute to the further development of test benches for large wind turbine components and independently perform tests on them or measuring electrical properties. You can also get involved in material testing or the automation of processes. Sitting in a lab is not your thing, and you are more interested in testing your methods in the real world? No problem! With us, you can run measurement campaigns on wind turbines in the field, prepare and follow up on wind measurement campaigns, or investigate the subsoil offshore. Perhaps simulation is more your thing, and you would prefer to run simulations of wind farm sites? We have a place for you as well. Hydrogen is more your thing? Awesome! Here, you can conduct electrochemical investigations of electrolysis and fuel cell components to test their efficiency in operation, for example. We work in close cooperation with industry and other research institutes in the scope of national and international research projects, which means thrilling projects in the administration and technical areas are always waiting for you around the corner. Still not found the right topic for you? Write to us and tell us what you are interested in – our fields of research are very diverse. We support each other irrespective of the focus of our work and our backgrounds. A culture of open exchange and cooperation beyond team boundaries and sites are particularly important to us.


What you bring to the table

What is your specialist background?
Depending on the tasks and research area, a different field of study or professional qualification can be suitable for joining us. If you have completed a degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences, that is a particularly good match for our research fields. Do you have a professional qualification in the electrical, IT, or commercial field? Perfect! There are a wide range of corresponding opportunities here. Have you already got some experience with wind energy or hydrogen technologies? We look forward to your application, whether you are planning to expand your knowledge or want to start your professional career with us. We are internationally oriented at the IWES, so knowledge of both German and English will make your everyday work easier.


What you can expect

How would you like to develop?
We support you on your professional journey. Whether personally, professionally, or methodically, we find the right qualification measures for you. Do you want to immerse yourself in additional fields and work independently to drive new topics forward? With us, you get to shape your range of duties actively!

What we can offer you ...
Our flextime and core time system allows you to plan your working day flexibly. In addition, you also have the option to work remotely. Not sure who can look after your children in an emergency? We help by offering emergency childcare. Interested in employee discounts for events, clothes, vacations, etc.? With us, you can select from a varied range of offers and easily take advantage of them for yourself via an app.


We set store by diversity and equality!
Our open institute culture as well as mutual tolerance and respect ensure that every person feels comfortable with us from the start. We achieve this, for example, through our onboarding program for new employees as well as by raising awareness of and providing training on diversity and equal opportunity issues. We firmly believe that diversity is key to our success. Join us and experience this for yourself!


Eager to learn more?
If you would like to find out more information about the IWES, our research aspects, and your future colleagues, please visit our career website:


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. 


Our positions are limited, depending on the working area, the duration can vary between 2 and 3 years. The weekly working time for a full-time position is 39 hours. However, our positions are also available on a part-time basis. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.


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 have any further questions, please contact:
Ms. Mariel Busch
People & Development
The entire team is on hand to assist you further.
Phone: +49 471 14 290-230

Only online applications via the portal can be considered.
Please note that we observe the provisions of the valid General Data Protection Regulation when processing applications.


Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems 


Requisition Number: 68660                Application Deadline:




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