City:  Dresden
Date:  Apr 14, 2024

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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. 

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) works at the highest international level for nanoelectronic, mechanical and optical components to support their integration into the tiniest “intelligent” elements and systems. Together with industry, service companies and the public sector, we develop innovative solutions to directly benefit both business and society. Our technologies are found in all relevant markets including information and communications, consumer electronics and the semiconductor industry, as well as the automotive and medical fields.


Good ideas are the drive for innovation and progress. Therefore, we are always looking for ambitious employees with an additional spark of creativity at our locations in Dresden, Cottbus and Erfurt. Do you have visionary goals and the tenacity to persist even in the face of headwinds? Then, apply with us! 


What you will do

In our ambious research and development infrastructure, you will meet a large network of experts from different areas at Fraunhofer IPMS. We offer you creative freedom and individual development opportunities through further qualification in an open and team-oriented working environment. You are welcome to send us your speculative application for:

  • a direct application as a graduate or experienced professional
  • a PhD
  • an employment during your studies as a student assistant or intern or within the framework of your final thesis


What you bring to the table

We count on bright minds with innovative ideas in the field of administration, technology and science - whether newly graduated from training, university, with a doctoral project or with valuable professional experience!


What you can expect

  • Market and application-oriented business fields
  • Outstanding infrastructure in research and development 
  • Excellent contacts with industry and public-sector customers
  • Research and development to the benefit of the society
  • Space for independent work and creative participation
  • Flexible working hours, a wide range of tasks and the possibility to work independent of location


The weekly working time is 39 hours. 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. 

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!


Frau Isabell Zwinscher

Telefon: +49 (0)351 8823 1227

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS 


Requisition Number: 71313          


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