Careers at Fraunhofer IPK

Apply for our open positions!


Do you want to start working at Fraunhofer IPK while still in highschool or university? Gain your first experience in application-oriented research as an intern or as a student employee with us.

Research Fellows

If you have completed your studies, you can work for us as a research assistant. You will realize your first own R&D projects and have the opportunity to do your doctorate. 

Experienced Professionals

Experienced professionals from various fields will find exciting tasks at Fraunhofer IPK. Engineers and business economists with industrial or R&D experience are frequently sought in senior scientific positions. Our technical departments and administration are looking forward to applications from people who would like to work "close to science".

Innovation, Professionalism, and Expertise

4 arguments for Fraunhofer IPK:

Professional Expertise – state of the art laboratory facilities and competent team support help turning ideas into products and theory into practice.

Team Spirit – excellent working climate with a strong spirit of collegiality and a vibrant fellow feeling in flat hierarchies.

Social Awareness – each of our employees bears a high level of personal responsibility, and we further training and reconciling the demands of family life and work.

Science the Practical Way – the close collaborative bonds existing between the institute and industry make it easy for graduates to qualify themselves for a post in the enterprise sector. We warmly welcome Ph.D. research projects.

Our Alumni

Once Fraunhofer, always Fraunhofer – we keep close contact with our former researchers even after they have moved on to commercial enterprises, scientific organizations or government institutions. Our alumni associations offer them an international and interdisciplinary network. 


Alumni Column

Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts

The professor for brain research and Fraunhofer IPK alumna is the director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at Forschungszentrum Jülich


Alumni Column

Dr.-Ing. Philip Elsner

At Fraunhofer IPK he excelled in 3d printing, today he is responsible for the overall production of sterile products and drive units as division director at Berlin Heart.


Alumni Column

Dr.-Ing. Mark Krieg

As Vice President Development at Bosch Rexroth AG, the production technology expert is now responsible for the development of the Industrial Hydraulics business unit and is a member of the business unit's Executive Board.


Alumni Column

Prof. Alexander Mattes

The Fraunhofer IPK alumnus has remained true to science. At the Institute for CIM Technology Transfer (CIMTT) at Kiel University of Applied Sciences, he is driving forward the development of assistance apps for plant operators, among other things.

Fraunhofer-Alumni e.V.

Since 2016, the Fraunhofer Alumni Association has offered a cross-industry and cross-disciplinary global network for experts.

IWF e.V.

The Association of friends of the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management at the TU Berlin – IWF e.V. was founded in 1974. Its mission is to promote science and research in the field of production engineering at our partner institute IWF.