City:  Kaiserslautern
Date:  Jul 20, 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. 

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft based in Germany is the world’s leading applied research organization. Prioritizing key future-relevant technologies and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. A trailblazer and trendsetter in innovative developments and research excellence, it is helping shape our society and our future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 76 institutes and research units throughout Germany. Over 30,000 employees, predominantly scientists and engineers, work with an annual research budget of €2.9 billion. Fraunhofer generates €2.5 billion of this from contract research.

The Fraunhofer ITWM is one of currently 76 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research) and can thus draw on the competencies of a strong network. We, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, see it as our task to further develop key technologies, to provide innovative impulses, and to implement them in practice together with industrial partners. In doing so, we do not only want to build the bridge between the real and the virtual world ourselves, but also to be the link between university mathematics and its practical implementation. Therefore, the close connection to the Department of Mathematics at the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau plays a special role.


You would like to gain an insight into the Fraunhofer world and grow 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 match your interests best.


What you will do

At our institute, departments and divisions conduct research on exciting projects and produce individual products and services for our clients from numerous industries. Overarching top topics at Fraunhofer ITWM are Machine Learning as well as Artificial Intelligence and Renewable Energies or Sustainability. 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 are in the following areas (


  • Optimization
  • Flow and material simulation
  • Mathematics for vehicle development
  • System analysis, prognosis and control
  • Transport processes
  • Image Processing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Materials characterization and testing


What you bring to the table


  • You have completed your university studies in the natural sciences with an excellent result
  • You show above-average commitment and like to take on your own initiative
  • You are driven by your enthusiasm for and curiosity about research


What you can expect

  • Gain valuable practical experience during your dissertation in exciting research projects with us
  • We focus on innovative ideas and design novel solutions. Support us actively in shaping the future!
  • We work in a highly motivated and agile team, together with well-known industry partners.
  • We offer you the freedom to bring in your own ideas.
  • In addition, your tasks can be adapted to your interests and skills by arrangement.
  • The award of the Fraunhofer Family Logo confirms the excellent work-life balance at our institute.


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!


In addition to your resume and cover letter, please also submit your most recent transcript of records.


Our HR Department will be happy to answer any questions regarding your application:

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM 


Requisition Number: 17682                Application Deadline:


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