Jobs and career at Fraunhofer IOSB

Application-oriented cutting-edge research in optronics, image exploitation and system technologies, a wide range of development opportunities and flexible and family-friendly working conditions: This is what you will find at Fraunhofer IOSB - no matter whether you are still studying, looking for a thesis or doctorate opportunity, want to do an apprenticeship or are looking for a direct entry as a professional. We are glad that you have dropped by!

Scientific and technological excellence is as much a part of our DNA as customer orientation and reliability towards our clients from business and government. We offer entry opportunities for trainees, students, scientists and non-scientists. We have already received several awards for our good working atmosphere and career prospects as an attractive employer.  

6 reasons to work at Fraunhofer IOSB

Free space for creativity

In our open research environment you can develop your own ideas and implement them in projects.

Renowned science

Research in the best teams - with the opportunity to earn a doctorate - in a well-networked scientific community.

Proximity to industry

With us, you can do both: drive forward top-level research and develop application-oriented solutions for companies.

Individual career development

Get started with us and benefit from the individual training opportunities.

Family friendliness

We offer our employees flexible working models to combine family and career.

Sports and health

Take advantage of our company health care or attend a course in our sports program!

Career paths and further information


Scientific career

You want to do research and become a recognized expert in highly innovative fields? No matter whether you are aiming for a long-term career in science or a career in business - we are the right place for you.  

From university studies to a professorship, we offer perfect conditions for your professional development.


Non-scientific career

Whether you're technically skilled, a creative thinker or a numbers person, many different talents work here to create the prerequisites and framework conditions for top-class research - and benefit from professional and technical support.

Find out here which non-scientific professional groups are needed at our locations.


Apprenticeship & dual studies

We train apprentices and dual students with close supervision at the institute. You can gain first impressions of your future professional field in a very practice-oriented way. 

Our trainers and apprentices are regularly awarded for their good performance. Dual students benefit from our cooperation with the best universities in the respective region.



Even during your studies you can take your first steps towards a research and professional career with us. We offer dissertations, internships, hired assistants - and in a Fraunhofer-wide context, further support and networking opportunities.

Locations and contact

Fraunhofer IOSB is present at eight locations in Germany. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Here you will find

Unsolicited application

You are interested in working with us, but have not found a suitable position? Then send us an unsolicited application!


Our awards as an employer