City:  Dresden
Date:  Jan 22, 2023

Research Associate - Functional Safety

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. 

Adaptivity is an indispensable property for the networked world of tomorrow. Intelligent components can detect and evaluate changes in the environment or in the system itself and adapt to them independently. As a partner of industry, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS develops key technologies for adaptive systems with approximately 110 employees at the Dresden site and offers innovative technologies and robust solutions.


What you will do

Are you interested in applied scientific work with a high level of practical relevance and customer contact in the field of functional safety and architecture of safety-critical systems?

Then you have come to the right place!


Together with an interdisciplinary team, you will develop novel architectures for safety-critical systems. In this context, you will plan the further development of existing system architectures for use in safety-critical applications in close contact with industry partners and development departments of Fraunhofer IIS/EAS and explore new ways to implement the requirements in the most cost- and effort-optimized way. In another field of work, you will work with the technical contact persons for the development of safety-critical systems to determine which verifications are required to ensure functional safety in accordance with ISO 26262 or IEC 61508 within an application project. This includes planning the necessary verification steps and close communication with the designers and system architects.


What you bring to the table

  • Completed scientific studies in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, or comparable discipline
  • Experience in developing the architecture of electronic systems and interest in the challenges of functional safety or in the design of safety-critical systems
  • Ideally, experience with common functional safety analysis methods (e.g. FTA, FMEA)
  • Knowledge of safety-relevant standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262 is an advantage
  • Willingness to learn, ability to work in a team but also ability to work independently and self-management
  • Fluent in written and spoken German and English


What you can expect

  • Attractive working environment in a highly innovative key industry
  • Involvement in shaping future technologies
  • Regular further training tailored to your individual needs and the best possible company equipment
  • A corporate culture characterized by collegiality
  • Work-life balance thanks to flexible working hours and a variety of support
  • support services to help you reconcile your private and professional life
  • Places in a regional daycare center and job ticket


The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis. The position is 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. 




Apply online now.


We look forward to getting to know you!

Do you have any questions? Then please contact:

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 6685                Application Deadline: none 


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