Your research post awaits – starting your career at Fraunhofer IKS in Munich

Start your career in science with Fraunhofer IKS

Do you want to get actively involved in your area of expertise and take on responsibility from the very start? Do you like working with a practical orientation yet still want to delve deeply into your topic? Then Fraunhofer IKS is the right place for you.

We give recent graduates ideal conditions for getting started with the sciences. We know that your entry into research will set the course for your future career. That is why we make sure that you will not only be able to apply the knowledge from your studies with us. You will also continue to learn new things. That is why we will involve you, a young professional in our current projects from the start and also actively share our knowledge: Take advantage of our continuing education programs from the IKS Academy, for example, to take the next step in your career. 

Work at the interface between science and industry

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the largest organization for applied research in Europe. As a Fraunhofer institute, we work at the interface between science and industry. At Fraunhofer IKS, we deal with pioneering industrial and research projects to make cognitive systems and artificial intelligence safer. You will work with us on current issues that concern science and society, such as autonomous driving, industrial automation and medical engineering. As a result of our close contacts with industry, the solutions you develop will be incorporated directly in product development, where they will come to life. That makes research with us varied and diverse

For more information about our research topics, visit our Topics page and our Safe Intelligence Blog.

Why Fraunhofer IKS is a good choice for starting your career

Working at Fraunhofer IKS: A custom-tailored culture of learning
A custom-tailored culture of learning: We care about your personal and professional development! Our IKS Academy supports you from onboarding to know-how transfer and qualification.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: Career network
Career network: We promote your professional network through interaction with our experts, management and our excellent contacts with industry.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: Your doctorate
Your doctorate: Pursue your scientific career and write your doctoral dissertation during your working hours with us.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: A launching pad for your career
A launching pad for your career: Fraunhofer IKS gives you the best possible qualifications for an outstanding start to your professional career – both within and outside Fraunhofer.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: Close industry ties
Industry-related research: At Fraunhofer IKS, we conduct applied research together with partners from industry. That means a wide variety of projects, high practical relevance and room for you to grow.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: At the leading edge
At the leading edge: We are researching the latest technologies involving safe intelligence. That means our employees at Fraunhofer IKS help to actively shape socially relevant topics.

Your next career step: a doctorate

Do you want to pursue a career in science and research after obtaining your university degree? The Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS offers you the opportunity to pursue your doctorate while working at the institute. We cooperate with the universities in Munich, so that we can offer you the best opportunities for taking that next step in your career.