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Research and career – at Fraunhofer IGB they go hand in hand!

Your heart says research, but your head says career. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB you can combine the two, for our research is carried out at the interface between science and industry, taking our cues from the major social issues of today. And whether water treatment, renewable raw materials or cell and tissue technologies – our work lies in advancing the key technologies of tomorrow.

Fraunhofer – we invent the future

Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes and products in the business fields of health, sustainable chemistry as well as the environment and climate protection. Our mission is to create innovations and contribute to the sustainable development of the economy, of society, and of the environment.

Good reasons to work for Fraunhofer IGB

We offer our employees the right conditions in which to fulfill this mission: a pleasant working atmosphere in teams that think and work on an interdisciplinary basis, a wide range of exciting research topics, first-class career prospects, and, not least, a satisfactory work-life balance.

Many ways to start your career with Fraunhofer IGB

There are a number of ways you can start a career with Fraunhofer IGB during – as well as after – your studies: as an intern or a student temp, completing a master thesis with us or a doctoral thesis with our university partners, and even joining us directly as a researcher. We are happy to advise you on your best options.

Job offers

You can find our current job offers below. As our job postings are generally published in German, we recommend international applicants to contact our HR department via e-mail. You find the contact on the right side of this page.


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Offers for students

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Equal opportunities

The aspect of equal opportunities for women and men in the workplace is an important corporate objective of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

At Fraunhofer IGB, we successfully implement this important concern as early as the recruitment of young researchers, for example by participating in the Fraunhofer Talent School.

In the area of career development, we support female employees in applying for the "Fraunhofer TALENTA" program, which addresses different levels of career development in the three program lines start, speed up and excellence.

To help employees balance family and career, we offer flexible working hours to a large extent and a childcare office at our Stuttgart site. In 2019, Fraunhofer IGB was awarded the Fraunhofer FamilyLogo.

Fraunhofer IGB is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ...

... the world’s leading application-oriented research organization.

Fraunhofer as an employer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for men and women, and supports efforts to create an equitable work life balance.

Operating as it does at the interface between science, research and industry, Fraunhofer offers a broad spectrum of professional opportunities and a working environment that encourages creativity and the development of new ideas, in which personal and career development go hand in hand.

Fraunhofer’s HR management aims to create fertile ground for such progress by establishing the necessary framework of programs and other supporting measures.


The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer Attract

The "Fraunhofer Attract" grant offers outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market.

Fraunhofer TALENTA

The Fraunhofer program for female scientists: Whether you are a young professional, an experienced scientist or an established manager — we offer the right support for every career phase.