City:  Würzburg
Date:  Nov 11, 2022

Head of the Fraunhofer Research and Development Center Bavaria FZEB

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. 

Following our guiding principle "Materials meet Future Challenges", Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg is a reliable partner for industry in materials-based research in the fields of energy, environment and health. Some 380 employees work on innovative materials and technologies for sustainable products and make essential contributions to solving the major global issues and challenges of the future.


The Fraunhofer Research and Development Center Electromobility Bavaria (FZEB) is one of the largest departments at the Würzburg facility. The department is engaged in the development of battery materials and battery process technology on a pilot scale. Extensive testing, inspection and analytical procedures round off the comprehensive portfolio. For our FZEB, we are looking for YOU as a manager as soon as possible.


What you will do



  • lead one of the fastest growing departments at the ISC both in terms of technical content and strategy
  • have an overview of the current technology trends and will develop the department further in a future-oriented manner
  • expand our customer and partner network through your comprehensive market knowledge in the field of energy technology
  • lead a highly motivated team of about 40 employees and shape their professional and personal development


What you bring to the table


  •  have successfully completed a university degree in the field of natural sciences or engineering
  • have profound knowledge and many years of expertise in electrochemistry and battery technologies, especially in the field of lithium-ion technologies
  • have experience in setting up and further developing a technologically complex topic
  • have several years of management experience and can motivate your employees within a large department
  • enrich the interdisciplinary teamwork of our institute with your independent and responsible approach
  • present yourself in a convincing and confident manner on the international stage and view customer acquisition and lobbying as a positive challenge
  • have additional experience in raising public funds on a national and European level and have a good flair for political decision-making processes on a state and federal level.


In the course of your activities, you always ensure the sustainability, specifically on the efficient use of resources and energy in order to get a little closer to our common Fraunhofer goal of being climate neutral by 2030.


A lot of responsibility? It is, but we won't leave you alone in all this and will be happy to support you at any time!


What you can expect

  • You will be part of a team with highly motivated employees from different groups in a dynamic environment
  • The large R&D network of the FZEB (KLiB, BATTERY2030+, BEPA, Allianz Batterien etc.) will give you a warm welcome
  • Working in an innovative research institute with diverse topics, high practical relevance and a lot of room for your creativity and your own initiative
  • We offer you state-of-the-art laboratory and pilot plant equipment (including over 350 measurement channels, pilot cell production, robot-assisted material synthesis and much more)
  • A compensation package commensurate with your high level of responsibility
  • Your work-life balance is important to us, which is why we offer flexible working time models and support services to help you reconcile work and family life
  • You benefit from corporate benefits: employee offers for well-known manufacturers and brands


The position is initially limited to 2 years with a perspective for long-term employment. The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled 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!

Questions regarding the application process anwers Mr. Thomas Hofmann.

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC 


Requisition Number: 60345                Application Deadline:


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