The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research facilities in Germany and is the world's leading organization for application-oriented research. Around 30,000 employees work on an annual research volume of 2.9 billion euros.

The Fraunhofer IAPT in Hamburg is one of the leading institutions for the industrialization of additive manufacturing. We focus primarily on socially relevant industries such as life sciences, energy, mobility and security. Our research ranges from component designs and processes to factory planning and digitalization; we look at the entire manufacturing route. Numerous spin-offs and patent applications underscore the value of our innovations. Together with industry and public institutions, you can develop the additive manufacturing of the future.


Additive manufacturing is considered a digital manufacturing technology, yet there are still many open challenges right here on the path to complete industrialization. That is why we are working closely with the industry to develop real-time and data-driven digital twin technologies for the digital additive manufacturing of tomorrow.



Job openings at Fraunhofer IAPT

Are you looking for a new challenge? What contribution would you like to make to the future of our society?


Project and final theses

Real practice instead of pure theory! If you write your thesis with us, you can put scientific issues directly into practice.



Jobs for students

Getting involved in research during your studies DOES work! Start your research career with us as a research assistant or intern during your studies.



Q & A

What documents are required?

  • Short cover letter
  • Resume
  • Certificates
  • Work references
  • Publication list, if applicable

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is specified in the respective job posting. If no specific date is named, you can apply to us at any time as long as the position is online.

Where can I apply?

Please apply exclusively online via the "Apply now" button in the respective job posting. Applications by e-mail as well as by post will not be considered.

Student job also possible without enrollment?

No. A prerequisite for filling a student job is current enrollment.

What does TVöD mean?

TVöD stands for the collective agreement of the public service. The Fraunhofer IAPT follows this collective agreement in terms of employment, remuneration and social benefits.  

Questions about the job posting?

If you have questions about their application process, please contact the person listed in the job posting. General questions will be answered via email at

Development & equal opportunities

Equal Opportunities

Promoting the equal participation and development of women and men at all hierarchical levels is an integral part of our strategy and a clear corporate goal.

Further Development

Fraunhofer supports you with measures & programs, such as the Fraunhofer Family Logo or the TALENTA program fair career and development opportunities across all career levels.