Research between theory and practice – your career in science at Fraunhofer IKS

Shaping the future at Fraunhofer IKS

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS in Munich, you have the opportunity to actively shape and make an impact on the future of autonomous systems. To do that, we conduct research into innovative software approaches for autonomous driving, Industry 4.0 and medical technology. Through your activities, you help ensure that the world will be able to depend on automobiles, machines and production systems that operate safely.

What exactly are we researching? Our References overview and Safe Intelligence Blog give you an overview of our current topics and projects.

Work at the interface between science and industry

As a Fraunhofer institute, we are part of the largest organization for applied research in Europe. Our work takes place at the interface between science and industry. We deal with current issues that concern science and society. 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.

Three reasons for joining Fraunhofer IKS

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: At the leading edge
At the leading edge: We research technologies involving safe intelligence. At Fraunhofer IKS, you can help us shape socially relevant topics and make an active contribution to a safer future.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: Close industry ties
Industry-related research: At our institute, you will research at the interface between science and industry. That means a wide variety of projects, high practical relevance and room for you to grow.

Excellent environment for more flexibility

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS, we understand there is more to life than work. For that reason, our excellent work environment provides considerable flexibility to help you achieve a proper work-life balance: 39-hour work week and 30 days of paid vacation

  • Flex time and comp time
  • Home office and part-time positions
  • Family friendly environment including parent-child office and day care services during school holidays

A full list of the benefits offered by Fraunhofer IKS is available at: benefits & culture