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Jobs and Career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

Current openings#

You love new challenges and want to make an impact? Then launch your career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. We look forward to receiving your application!

We are hiring

Researcher for software engineering

You would like to combine excellent science and application? You would like to gain insights in various sectors? You have a master's degree in computer science or a comparable academic certification? Then apply as researcher for software engineering at Fraunhofer IKS.  

We are hiring

Researcher for safety-critical systems

Support us to actively shape the future of autonomous systems. Contribute to enabling dependable AI-based vehicles, machines, and production facilities. Your results will come alive in products of leading companies, and thereby you will take your part in shaping a safe future. For qualified applicants we provide the environment to pursue a PhD.

All current openings

Here you will find all of the current openings at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS.

Still haven’t found the right position?

Then simply send us your resume via our job portal and tell us something about yourself. We look forward to getting to know you!

Leave your mark and make the world safer! #

Apply to the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS in Munich.

Research associates

As a research associate at the Fraunhofer IKS, you will have the opportunity to actively shape the future. Seize the chance and become part of our motivated research team!

University students

You can get started with us even while pursuing a university education, whether as a student assistant, to work on your graduate or post-graduate thesis (bachelor’s, master’s) or to take on an internship.

Benefits & culture

At the Fraunhofer IKS, our goal is to make sure our employees to feel at home. That’s why we offer an excellent work environment and wide range of services and benefits. To learn more, take a look at our Benefits page.

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Still have questions?

Then take a look at our FAQ’s and application tips, or contact our human resources team directly: Kirsten Plesch, Dimitra Stavrakaki

Fraunhofer IKS – an attractive employer #

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is one of Germany’s top employers – and we’re not the only ones who think so. Our opinion is backed-up several key organizations:

HR Excellence in Research

Fraunhofer is one of two applied research organizations in Germany that is permitted to display the »HR Excellence in Research« logo. In December 2017, the European Commission awarded the logo to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, thus recognizing Fraunhofer’s excellence in the area of integrated human resources management.

Germany’s most attractive employer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Germany’s most attractive employer. This is according to a study conducted in 2018 by Randstad titled Employer Brand Research. The study was carried out through an online survey of 4,300 employees in Germany ranging in age from 18 to 65. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft was already in the top ten in 2017.

Top employer 2020

According to a survey conducted by consulting firm Universum, Fraunhofer is one of Germany’s most popular employers in the field of science. In the natural sciences, Fraunhofer ranked number 3. In the engineering sciences, it came in at number 14. Universum created the rankings by surveying nearly 47,101 students at 231 German institutes of higher education.