City:  Bremerhaven
Date:  Jun 29, 2022

Speculative application: Career Starters / Experienced Professionals

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 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 around 150 students from over 30 countries pursuing careers in applied research and development at seven 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.


What you will do

Our fields of research are very diverse ... 
Our employees conduct research in a wide range of different wind and hydrogen technology fields. For example, you can assist on our test benches for large components for wind turbines and perform tests independently. You can also get involved in material testing and mold construction in the field of rotor blade production. Or perhaps, simulation is more your thing, and you would rather simulate wind farm sites? No problem, then you have come to just the right place! You can also take care of the preparation and follow-up of offshore wind measurement campaigns or support our team with data acquisition and interpretation in the department which is responsible for subsurface investigations. Or would you like to perform electrochemical investigations on electrolysis and fuel cell components? We are always looking for new employees in the scientific area at all IWES locations. We work in close cooperation with industry and other research institutes in the scope of national and international research projects. We support each other irrespective of the focuses of our work and our backgrounds. A culture of open exchange and cooperation, even beyond team boundaries, are particularly important to us. Where do you want to contribute your strengths?


What you bring to the table

What is your specialist background?
The entry requirements for the area of work vary depending on the field of research. Generally speaking, a degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences is suitable for starting work here. Have you already got some experience in wind energy? Or were you perhaps able to get a first practical taste of hydrogen technologies during your studies? We look forward to you expanding your knowledge with us or successfully starting your professional career after your studies with us. We are internationally oriented at the IWES – a good command of German and English will make your day-to-day work easier.


What you can expect

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 eyeglasses, 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:


The position is limited for up to 3 years. The weekly working time is 39 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis, preferably close to full-time. 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. 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: 8162                Application Deadline:


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