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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 tissue engineering – 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, chemistry and process industry, as well as environment and energy. 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 the 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 the Fraunhofer IGB

There are a number of ways you can start a career with the Fraunhofer IGB during – as well as after – your studies: as an intern or a student temp, completing a diploma 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.

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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.

Excellent work-life balance at our institute

Fraunhofer IGB was awarded the "Fraunhofer FamilyLogo" for the first time in 2019, which is an award from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for outstanding conditions for reconciling work and private life. We are one of the 16 institutes that received an award out of 40 submissions.

The Fraunhofer FamilyLogo is based on comparable external certifications such as the audit "Career and Family". It covers six subject areas, ranging from flexible work opportunities, childcare offers, support during parental leave to the use of Fraunhofer support offers, and is of central importance for the implementation of the compatibility of work and family life.

With 81.1 out of 100 points achieved, our institute shows that it offers its employees excellent family and life-phase oriented working conditions as well as good framework conditions for flexible working. In addition, we are very open to the needs of our employees and offer support for childcare, parental leave and re-entry.