Jobs and Career at Fraunhofer ESK

Leave your mark and make the world safer!

Apply to Fraunhofer ESK in Munich.

Research associates

As a research associate at Fraunhofer ESK, 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 Fraunhofer ESK, 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.

Johana Fernandez and Kirsten Plesch, Human Resources at Fraunhofer ESK
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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, Johana Fernandez.

Current openings

You love new challenges and want to make an impact? Then launch your career at Fraunhofer ESK. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Computer scientists

As a computer scientist for connected IT systems, you will conduct research into new methods for the validation of autonomous systems.

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Research Engineer

As a research engineer at Fraunhofer ESK, you will help us ensure that the world can depend on automobiles, machines and production systems that operate safely.  

All current openings

Here you will find all of the current openings at Fraunhofer ESK.

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!

Fraunhofer ESK – 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 – 2018

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 12. Universum created the rankings by surveying nearly 35,000 students at 205 German institutes of higher education.