Jobs and Career

Shaping the future together

Fraunhofer IWKS is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe's leading research institution for applied research. Cutting-edge research needs highly motivated and qualified people who contribute their talents and skills to achieve more together.

Employees from different disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, materials science, process engineering, plastics technology, electrical engineering , biology work closely together. Fraunhofer IWKS also relies on the brightest minds in the chemical, physical and biotechnological laboratories as well as in the administration.

We attach great importance to modern workplaces with family- and biography-friendly conditions: Flexible working hours, individually designed part-time contracts, mobile office and high-quality technical equipment in bright, ergonomically furnished offices.

Sound good? Then you can find more information and our vacancies here.

Job offers


Browse our current vacancies and learn more about the open positions!

Nothing suitable at the moment?

We are always on the lookout for talent. Feel free to send us an unsolicited application!

Starting your career with Fraunhofer IWKS

Fresh out of school and looking for your dream job? You want to finally put the theory from university into practice? Fraunhofer IWKS opens doors for your professional future!


With many exciting apprenticeships in natural sciences, technology/IT or administration, Fraunhofer IWKS offers the ideal conditions for your entry into professional life.


Whether as a student assistant, in an internship or during your final thesis - here you already apply your knowledge to concrete research questions during your studies.

Dual study

Training plus university, theory plus practice. The dual study program at Fraunhofer IWKS is a double plus.

Learn more about the work at Fraunhofer IWKS


Two locations - many possibilities

There are less than 10 km between the two locations Alzenau (Bavaria) and Hanau (Hesse). We regularly offer attractive job opportunities at both locations.


Research projects

Our experts conduct research on a wide range of topics. Here you can find information about our projects.

Equal opportunities & Diversity

Diversity of people also means diversity of perspectives. Find out how we live diversity here.

Guiding Principles

Read about the values that drive us and how we work together here.