Direct entry to Fraunhofer ITEM

Your future career in the world’s leading organization for applied research?

At the three locations of Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover, Braunschweig and Regensburg, we look forward to meeting you.

Manifold opportunities

Apart from numerous offers for scientists and technicians in our research division, we offer further entry opportunities – especially in our headquarters in Hannover – in our Central Services department (human resources, purchasing, accounting, controlling, contract management) and in the Project Management, Institute Strategy and Communication and Quality Assurance units.


SHAPE tomorrow’s health research!

Everyone at Fraunhofer ITEM works with a high degree of responsibility and a lot of creative freedom in a wide range of research projects. There is still room for your ideas and know-how in Fraunhofer ITEM’s fields of expertise:

  • Cardiopulmonary research
  • Toxicology
  • RNA technologies
  • Malignant disease research
  • Medical and pharmaceutical engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology and infection research

ENABLE top-level research!

Top-level research requires top-level environment, and this needs people to make it possible. Your entry into the management, administration, and the units of our institute:

  • With your know-how in IT administration, construction and building technology,
  • your experience in administrative fields such as human resources, purchasing, accounting, controlling or contract management or
  • your skills in project management, communications, or quality assurance

we are well prepared for the future. 

Join our team! We look forward to working with you.

Top-level staff for top-level research

Fraunhofer stands for top-level research worldwide and is one of the most popular employers in Germany.

We offer you a working environment with state-of-the-art equipment and excellent professional development opportunities – enabling you to pursue your career goals and achieve them with us.


We develop intelligent healthcare solutions – with a focus on applications for the market.

Are you dreaming of changing the world? So do we. This is certainly an ambitious goal, but we are trying to achieve it every single day. Everyone at Fraunhofer ITEM is making a sustainable contribution to advancing health research. Because it is our vision to be “Pioneers for sustainable health”.

Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover, Braunschweig and Regensburg

At all three locations, we offer entry opportunities for experienced or young talents.  


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Would you like to do your doctorate at Fraunhofer ITEM? You will find more information here.

Furthermore, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers multiple entry opportunities and programs for scientists with professional experience.

Did you not find the job offer you were looking for? Then please send us an unsolicited application.


Please find here frequently asked questions regarding applications. Should you have individual questions, please contact us personally: In the case of questions concerning a specific job offer, please contact the person named in the corresponding job advertisement. For all other application-related questions, please find the contact information here.

  • Please submit your application to us online using the job portal. To access the job portal, click “Apply” on any of our job advertisements.

  • Please provide us with a full set of application documents. They should include: your letter of application, your résumé and, most importantly, your examination certificates and references from employers. For unsolicited applications, please ensure that you also inform us of the type of role you wish to be considered for and when you would be able to start work.

  • If you have not found a position that suits you among our current job offers, please feel free to send us an unsolicited application. Please use our job portal to send unsolicited applications. In your unsolicited application, please be sure to inform us of the type of role you wish to be considered for and when you would be able to start work. Click here to access our job portal.

  • The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft abides by the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). Please refer to our Data Protection Policy for more details. You will see this Policy as you go through the online application process.

  • Your submitted application along with all your application data will be stored for a maximum of six months from the date on which the application process is concluded. If your application is rejected, your application and all application data will be fully anonymized after the six months have passed and will be archived in a fully anonymized format. From this point onward, this data will only be used for statistical purposes. You will no longer be informed specifically about this activity. If your application is successful, the application data will be transferred to the personnel dossier. You will receive information about the storage period for data held in the personnel dossier in the information on processing personal data concerning our employees.

  • TVöD is the German Federal Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Public Service. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft acts in compliance with the regulations set out in this agreement with regard to employment, remuneration and social security benefits. Click here to find out more about the TVöD and TVöD pay tables.

  • We would be happy to answer your questions about the advertised position. Please contact the person named in the advertisement directly.

  • We regret that we are unable to give a general time frame, as the processing of applications depends on several factors and the time required can therefore vary. We ask for your patience while we carefully assess each application. Applications submitted via the job portal will receive automatic confirmation of receipt.

  • If you have any questions, please contact the person named in the advertisement directly.

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Kathrin  Breuer

Contact Press / Media

Kathrin Breuer

Head of Recruiting

Phone +49 175 6586904

Jennifer Giesemann

Contact Press / Media

Jennifer Giesemann


Phone +49 171 5462348