City:  Sankt Augustin
Date:  Apr 9, 2024

Speculative application: Research associates (m/f/d)

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. 

We at Fraunhofer FIT are an excellent partner for the human-centric design of our digital future. We don't just want to make the world more digital. We want to make it a better place for people.
Some 250 scientists are working within interdisciplinary teams on innovative solutions for current challenges in the domains of Digital Energy, Health and Sustainability as well as Human-centered Engineering & Design, Data Science & AI, Business & Information Systems Engineering, Microsimulation, and Cooperation Systems like Blockchain.


You want to get involved in applied research & projects?
Then take this opportunity and join our team!


What you will do

At FIT you can do applied research and projects in our different departments: 


  • Digital Energy (Location: Aachen)
  • Digital Health (Locations: Sankt Augustin & Hamm) 
  • Digital Sustainability (Location: Sankt Augustin) 
  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (Locations: Sankt Augustin & Aachen) 
  • Human-Centered Engineering and Design (Location: Sankt Augustin) 
  • Microsimulation & Econometric Data Analysis (Location: Sankt Augustin)  
  • Cooperation Systems inkl. Blockchain Reallabor (Locations: Sankt Augustin & Hürth)
  • Business and Information Systems Engineering (Locations: Bayreuth & Augsburg)


You can also take a look at our current job offers. There is nothing suitable at the moment? Then please apply under specification of the department(s) you would like to work in. Just press the „Apply now“-button. 


What you bring to the table

You have successfully completed your scientific university studies (master's degree or diploma) and bring passion for application-oriented science to the job. 
The other requirements depent on the specific conditions in the departments. In addition, sound knowledge in one or more of the following areas is an advantage: 


  • Subject-specific methodological experience  
  • Initial practical experience in your field of research 
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to take occasional (inter)national business trips and to represent your group at conferences or in committees
  • You enjoy working out practical solutions and are keen to cooperate with your teammates 
  • You are customer- und solution-oriented 


What you can expect

  • We focus on innovative ideas for practical applications. You can be part of our mission and actively shape the future
  • You work in a leading international institute for applied research with us 
  • You can explore and use new technologies and methods
  • We strive for and live an open, appreciative corporate culture – and we don't just say that
  • If you are interested in pursuing a PhD within our research areas, you can get support
  • Your personal development is important to us: we support you and offer helpful Learning 
  • Flexible working hours, part-time arrangements as well as home office work can be agreed
  • We live a family-friendly culture: sometimes family must come first – we know that. We offer, among other things, emergency care, life situation coaching as well as advice on home and eldercare 
  • Additional Benefits: Job-Ticket, sports facilities, retirement provision and much more


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.

While we are interested in a long-term cooperation, employment is initially limited to 2 years. 

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!

Fragen zu Initiativbewerbungen beantwortet Ihnen gerne:

Herr Felix Mohr 
+49 1516 7350642

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT 


Requisition Number: 14820                Application Deadline:


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