City:  Cottbus
Date:  Sep 26, 2023

Research Engineer* / Research Scientist* for High-Frequency Design

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. 

The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, IZM, is one of the world's leading institutes for electronic packaging and system-integration technologies as well as for applied research and development of robust and reliable electronic components, modules and systems.


R&D activities at Fraunhofer IZM Branch Lab in Cottbus concentrate on the development of cost-effective, miniaturized and application-specific high-frequency sensors and high-speed systems as well as on the investigation of novel millimeter-wave and terahertz packaging solutions for these systems.


We are currently looking for a research engineer*/scientist* in the area of high-frequency design at Fraunhofer IZM in Cottbus.


What you will do

  • Electromagnetic field simulations of antennas, RF packages and printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Layout of chip packages and PCBs
  • High frequency measurements, e.g. S-parameter and antenna measurements
  • Work in public funded and industry funded R&D projects


What you bring to the table

  • University degree in a technical subject such as electrical engineering, physics or similar
  • Experience in using high-frequency simulation tools, e.g. HFSS, CST
  • Experience in using layout tools
  • Interest in acquisition of R&D projects
  • Independent and structured working method
  • Team player


What you can expect

  • Open and collegial working environment
  • Cutting-edge research and development projects with national and international partners
  • State-of-the-art laboratory equipment and software tools for high-frequency design, test and characterization up to 500 GHz
  • Room for innovative ideas and promotion of publications to build reputation and visibility in academia and industry
  • Wide range of opportunities for personal development, e.g. through participation in national and international conferences, workshops and advanced training seminars
  • Additional performance- and profit-related variable compensation components
  • Flexible working hours and solutions to ensure the compatibility of family and career as well as a good work-life balance


The contract is initially limited to two years with the potential for an extension. The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled 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. 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!


Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM 


Requisition Number: 64877                Application Deadline: 10/31/2023


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