City:  Oberhausen
Date:  Mar 31, 2024

Unsolicited Application

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. 

As one of 76 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft we show how to not only master crises, but grow from them. Pushing boundaries. Always trying something new. Not just thinking, but thinking ahead. We turn research into the future.

We want an earth that is worth living on. With our research in the divisions of climate-neutral energy systems, resource-efficient processes and circular products, we make concrete contributions to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Our employees conduct research in the fields of energy, environment, safety, health, communication and mobility.


You would like to work with us, but you can’t find a suitable advertisement? Then you have the opportunity to submit an unsolicited application here!

An unsolicited application is always wothwile at Fraunhofer UMSICHT. Even if we aren't currently offering any positions that tailor with your career or requirements, we would be happy to hear from you.


What you will do

Fraunhofer UMSICHT offers you scientific, technical and administrative careers with challenging tasks, responsibility and creative freedom. In coordination with our technical departments and depending on possible vacancies, you will discuss possible job opportunities. You can find further information on the following websites: Research for the market - Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Competencies - Fraunhofer UMSICHT.


What you bring to the table

We kindly ask you to submit your complete application documents, such as:

  • cover letter (Please describe the job you are looking for (entry level and your interests)
  • curriculum vitae
  • certificates 
  • references, etc.


What you can expect

  • As part of a dynamic team, you actively drive sustainable solutions for a resource-efficient future
  • We enable a creative and varied working day at the interface between business and science
  • New Work, diversity and cooperative interaction are important components of our strategic orientation
  • We care about what you care about - that's why we offer flexible and mobile working, as well as a wide range of work-life balance options
  • Flexible work place - Both remote and at the institute in Oberhausen possible by arrangement
  • Right from the start, we support you in your individual career development through various development offers as well as accompanying programs
  • We support our employees by offering comprehensive health and mindfulness programs for good balance
  • Sustainable and affordable mobility - we support your Germany-Jobticket
  • You can find even more attractive benefits here: Fraunhofer UMSICHT as employer


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!


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this position:


Emily Kirchhoff
Phone: +49208 8598-1353

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT 


Requisition Number: 70986 


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