City:  Erlangen
Date:  Jun 28, 2022

Expert mobile communication / 6G

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. 

Our Broadband and Broadcast Department is driving the development of new technologies for wireless communication systems. To this end, it is conducting successful research across many areas of mobile broadband communication, the Internet of Things, automotive solutions and artificial intelligence. Our mission is to transfer new concepts from basic research into application.
Future 6G technology will be key to many new technologies such as telesurgery, integrated AI-based mobile edge computing, holographic data technologies and ultra-precise real-time manufacturing. We address fundamental scientific and technical challenges to ensure, for example, higher system capacities, higher data rates, lower latencies, and improved quality of service. Particularly when it comes to using frequency bands in the terahertz range, a wide variety of solid-state physics and materials science questions remain to be answered. Would you like to be a pioneer in driving our broad-based research and development activities with enthusiasm and leading them to success? Then we have the right job for you!



What you will do

Embedded in the team of the Broadband and Broadcast Department and especially in close cooperation with our Senior and Chief Engineers and Scientists, you will be an active driver of research activities relating to 6G. In this responsible role, your duties will essentially include:

  • monitoring, identifying and evaluating trends and driving forward topics of the future in the context of 6G
  • developing new business models and thereby play a significant role in shaping the R&D and business strategy
  • actively networking with  R&D groups, institutions and companies 
  • sharping and disseminating our competence profile in the 6G community by active participation in relevant events, writing white papers, and preparing presentations 
  • acquiring new projects by establishing new collaborations and writing proposals
  • monitoring the progress and outcome of standardization bodies such as 3GPP, ETSI, O-RAN, NGMN for relevant topics in the context of 6G


What you bring to the table

  • A science degree and a doctorate in the field of communications technology, information and communications technology, or similar subject
  • Good knowledge on cellular communication systems (4G, 5G)
  • Ability to prepare and present scientific content in different levels of abstraction and different types of audience
  • An established international scientific profile in the relevant subject area
  • Knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) is a plus
  • You are outgoing and assertive
  • You understand how to create common ground in international teams and when people have different interests
  • Even in challenging situations, you always keep things in perspective
  • Good written and spoken German and English


What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe, but we are also considered a top employer. But why is that?

  • Projects with a strong practical component motivate our employees to drive innovation.
  • Our committed teams offer freedom for your own ideas and room for creativity.
  • We value personal contact: Through our structured onboarding process, you easily become familiar with our institute and are able to extend your network successfully.
  • We take your needs seriously: We support your work-life-balance by offering flexible working hours and hybrid work.
  • You will have ample opportunity to meet your colleagues in our community rooms, at sports courses (at the institute and online) and many other events.
  • Our colleagues enjoy our positive work culture: We are open-minded, help and trust each other.
  • Top infrastructure at your work place: With our state-of-the-art technologies, we develop solutions to meet the challenges of present and future.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: We offer ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching as well as language courses.


You can find more information about our employer offers on our website.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. The contract is initially limited to two years with the posibillity of extension. 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 (Motivation letter, CV, certificates). We look forward to getting to know you!

Ms. Meike Hillenbrand

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 20906                Application Deadline: none


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