City:  Kaiserslautern
Date:  Jun 18, 2022


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 Financial Mathematics department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics develops customer-specific solutions in many areas of financial mathematics and data science. Our application-oriented research provides solutions to problems that arise in the development, analysis and numerical implementation of mathematical models. Our focus has broadened from classical finance to energy economics, conspicuity detection and other applications such as quantum computing.


What you will do

We are looking for employees who support us in the mathematical development and technical implementation of our projects, especially in the area of financial mathematics. Depending on your background and preferences, you will also be involved in other projects of the department.


What you bring to the table

  • Enthusiasm for modeling financial mathematical problems and their implementation in software.
  • A very good university degree (diploma, master's degree, doctorate) in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline and, if applicable, initial practical experience in industry or academia. Ideally, knowledge in the field of actuarial mathematics, possibly training as a DAV actuary.
  • Programming experience in at least one language (e.g. Java, Python or R) and willingness to learn others.
  • Fluent in written and spoken German and English.
  • New ideas that you actively contribute within the framework of industry and research projects.


What you can expect

  • A dynamic team of about 30 colleagues, mostly with a mathematics background.
  • Thanks to your direct contact with industry partners, you work on exciting, current issues and develop customized solutions. In research projects, you will expand your scientific skills and create professional publications with a strong connection to the challenges in practice.
  • Flat hierarchies, agile working and open communication provide the ideal environment for your scientific career.
  • We support your professional and personal development, e.g. through internal and external trainings as well as guest lectures (software, soft skills, etc.) and offer you the opportunity to diversify your interests or develop into a specialist.


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. 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!


Your questions about this position will be answered by
Dr. Elisabeth Leoff -

For organizational or administrative questions please contact our human resources department

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM 


Requisition Number: 1862                Application Deadline: 08/31/2022


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