Career at Fraunhofer IVV

Jobs and vacancies at the Fraunhofer IVV in Freising and Dresden

Change begins with us


Job offers

Find your new job with us in Freising or Dresden.

Benefits for employees

Our employees benefit from numerous personal and professional advantages:  

  • Work-life balance
    Flexible working hours and locations, part-time models, top job sharing
  • Equal opportunities
    Diversity, childcare, individual career planning
  • Excellent environment
    Part of the Fraunhofer community, development and training opportunities, global working and networking
  • And much more ...
    Job ticket/Job Deutschlandticket, remuneration according to TVöD, health care

Your start at Fraunhofer IVV


Direct hire

Are you looking for new challenges?


With or without professional experience: start your change with us!



Do you want to get a taste of practical experience during your studies?


You can work with us on exciting research projects as a student assistant or with your thesis.



Do you have technical and manual skills or are you interested in the commercial sector?


Find your career start with an apprenticeship with us!

Us at Fraunhofer IVV

Dr. Stephanie Mittermaier

"As Head of Department Food Process Development, I develop topics that play an important role in the future supply of food. My employer gives me the freedom to establish and strategically pursue relevant topics myself. I am pleased that I can contribute to the sustainable development of our food supply and help shape the future. At the same time, I can organize my time flexibly - which I really appreciate, especially with children."

Cedric Sanjon

"I work in the packaging department in Dresden. The Fraunhofer IVV gives me and my family the opportunity to follow our own individual path. We moved to Reutlingen for family reasons. Nevertheless, I can work on projects involving sustainable materials and forming technologies with my team in Dresden. One particular focus is on reducing packaging waste. It fills me with pride that my work has a positive impact on the environment and society."

Dr. Gina Zeh

"My area of responsibility as an employee for Sensory Analytics and Technologies is very varied. Sometimes I discuss the results of research with young scientists, sometimes I find new solutions with industrial customers or partners from the EU and finally I watch the latest sensor demonstrator in the laboratory during its first test run. What I really appreciate about my work is that I can help shape research topics for tomorrow, from the idea to the solution. In addition, my job is wonderfully compatible with my private life, as I can work flexibly in terms of time and location."

Bálint Csoma

"As an IT trainee, I am responsible for maintaining our IT systems and supporting my colleagues. This means I come into contact with many different people at the institute, have a wide variety of tasks and am constantly learning new things. I particularly appreciate the mutual trust - and the fact that I always find open ears for any requests or comments."

Jialiang Yin

"I came to Germany from China in 2013 and studied mechatronics at TU Dresden - I was fascinated by a picture of the Frauenkirche in a German textbook. As my degree course didn't offer anything on machine learning at the time, I learned the subject myself. A job advertisement at the Fraunhofer IVV then offered me the perfect opportunity to continue on this path. Today, I'm a data scientist in the Digitalization and Assistance Systems team."

Peggy Rossmann

"I am a personnel administrator with a focus on permanent employees. My area of responsibility is very varied and offers new challenges every day. The exchange, cooperation and collaboration with my colleagues in Freising and Dresden are therefore very enriching for me. I particularly appreciate the cross-location knowledge pool, which means we can usually find a good solution for everything."

Our locations - Your job in Freising or Dresden



Our research at the Freising site focuses on food research, process engineering and packaging as well as product performance, recycling and the environment.


We offer jobs in all of these research disciplines and are also looking for people to help us advance in administration, technology and sales - from career starters to professionals. Find the right job in Freising here!



At our Dresden site, we combine expertise in mechanical engineering, software development and engineering psychology as well as know-how in the fields of materials, manufacturing processes, digitalization and automation.


Our job opportunities are just as diverse as our fields of research - and also include the areas of administration and technology. Discover your career opportunities in Dresden!


Opportunities for students

With our locations in Freising and Dresden, we are closely integrated into a competence cluster of university and research institutions.

In cooperation with experienced scientists and mentors, you can put your technical knowledge into practice with us: Start your career at Fraunhofer IVV and work on pioneering projects!

Can't find a suitable position?

Are you convinced that you would be a good fit for us, but haven't found a suitable vacancy? We are always on the lookout for people who are passionate about their job or want to immerse themselves in a new field. Send us your unsolicited application!



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