City:  Dresden
Date:  Sep 13, 2022

Student assistant / internship in the field of design characterization of mixed-signal designs

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 Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is located in Dresden and focuses on developing innovative solutions, technologies and processes for surface modification and organic electronics.
For the development of solutions for various industrial tasks in surface treatment, vacuum coating and for organic semiconductors we use our core competencies in electron beam technology, roll-to-roll technology, plasma-activated large-area and precision coating, technologies for organic electronics, IC design and the development of technological key components.

The division Microdisplays & Sensors of Fraunhofer FEP is developing processes, components and applications based on OLED-on-Silicon technology. This competence is served by long-term R&D on organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) and organic photo-diodes incorporating various materials and designs as well as characterization of customer-specific components and systems. That involves mixed-signal CMOS ASIC design, sensor integration as well as electronics, software and optics design and their system integration.


Microelectronics and IC design are your topics?


To support our team, we are looking for students who are interested in an internship or a position as a student assistant at our Location Maria-Reiche-Str. in Dresden-Klotzsche as soon as possible.


What you will do

All CMOS devices developed at the Fraunhofer FEP are mixed-signal designs with complex analog macros and memories. This makes accurate interface descriptions between the analog and digital domain necessary. The present topic deals with the characterization of such macros in order to attain digital timing information, including the following steps:

  • Setup and evaluation of a characterization tool,
  • Usage of previously developed methodology with different types of existing macros,
  • Verification of digital timing information by integration of the macro in application circuitry as well as digital and analog co-simulation,
  • Integration of the tool into the design flow.


What you bring to the table

This recruitment is intended for students in electrical engineering (microelectronics, information technology), physics or similar programs.


  • Knowledge in digital design, timing calculation in digital designs, analog simulation as well as Linux scripting is required.
  • Good English skills are required
  • German skills is highly appreciated.

This topic can also be extended to a thesis. Anyway an initial phase of at least 3 months of student employment or internship is required before starting a thesis at Fraunhofer FEP to check general match of topic and applicant.


What you can expect

  • Insight into one of the world's leading research companies,
  • Collaboration on innovative research projects in the field of microdisplays and sensor technology in an interdisciplinary team,
  • Expansion of theoretical study knowledge through practical application,
  • Close supervision during familiarisation with the subject matter by scientific / long-term staff as well as highly motivated trainee staff,
  • A modern and internationally oriented working environment,
  • Flexible working hours to create a work-life balance and, if necessary, adapt to the semester schedule,
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development,
  • Possibility of writing a student research project/final thesis.


Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.
In case of an internship, remuneration is according to the regulations of the federal goverment.
This vacancy is temporary and also available 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. 

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!


Your contact person for professional questions to this position:

Mr. Philipp Wartenberg

Phone: +49 351 8823-386


Your contact person for administrative & organisational questions:

Ms. Jana Keßler (Human Resources)
Phone: +49 351 2586-437


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