City:  Kaiserslautern
Date:  Jul 5, 2024


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. 

Fraunhofer is the largest organisation for application-oriented research in Europe. Our research fields are geared to people's needs: Health, safety, communication, mobility, energy and the environment. We are creative, we shape technology, we design products, we improve processes, we open up new paths.


Our clients value our modelling competence, algorithms and software products. We at the Fraunhofer ITWM work on projects in high-tech and low-tech companies, in small and medium-sized enterprises as well as in large-scale industry - regionally and internationally. 


You would like to work with us but have not found a suitable job advertisement? Then we look forward to receiving your speculative application here. 

Please indicate in your speculative application which department(s) or research areas best match your interests.


What you will do

At our institute, departments and divisions conduct research on exciting projects n and produce individual products and services for our clients from numerous industries. 

Übergreifende Topthemen am Fraunhofer ITWM sind Machine Learning sowie Künstliche Intelligenz und Erneuerbare Energien bzw. Nachhaltigkeit. In addition, Next Generation Computing and Quantum Computing are future issues that our researchers are dealing with.


In times of the Corona pandemic, many departments are and were involved in various anti-Corona projects beyond their actual research field.


Our research fields lie in the following areas (Divisions and Departments - Fraunhofer ITWM):


  • »Optimization«
  • »Flow an Material Simulation«
  • »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering«
  • »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control«
  • »Transport Processes«
  • »Image Processing«
  • »High Performance Computing«
  • »Financial Mathematics«
  • »Materials Characterization and Testing«


What you bring to the table

The requirements for your field of activity depend on the respective research direction. In principle, studies in all areas of the natural sciences are suitable. 


What you can expect

Our flat structures with autonomous departments and efficient central divisions create flexibility and uncomplicated processes. The good working atmosphere as well as mutual respect and recognition contribute decisively to the high level of identification of our employees with their work and the great commitment overall.


  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits according to TVöD Bund. In addition, we grant performance- and success-related variable remuneration components
  • Individually tailored qualification measures
  • Networking opportunities at home and abroad
  • Freedom to act on one's own responsibility
  • Flat hierarchies and a cooperative management style


We attach great importance to a family-friendly working environment for our employees: flexible working hours, a day care centre next to the institute, a co-child office and much more make the Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern an attractive employer. You can find detailed information on this page:


The weekly working time is 39 hours. This position is 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. 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. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Our human resources department will be happy to answer any questions regarding your speculative application:


Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM 


Requisition Number: 9149                Application Deadline:


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