Jobs | Career

Whether in one of our six specialist departments or in administration, whether doctorate, final assignment or direct entry: the possibilities for your career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI, are diverse. If you would like to apply speculatively, please use the online form. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe's leading applied research organization. 72 institutes and research facilities operate under its roof in locations across the whole of Germany – become a part of it!

You will find current vacancies in our list of job offers.


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Current Vacancies

Click on the following links to find current vacancies. We look forward to receiving your application!


Offers for students

The Fraunhofer WKI is regularly seeking students for

  • Degree dissertations
  • Seminar and study works
  • Practical instructions and training
  • Activities as scientific assistants

You can find current vacancies under our job offers (see above).


Training Offers

We offer exciting and extensive opportunities for starting a career after graduation.

At present, we train in a total of seven occupations. The application deadline for the 2019 training year will start at the beginning of September 2018.




The Fellowship is aimed to faculty eligible for sabbatical leave who want to pursue world-class research at the Fraunhofer WKI.


Advanced training
"Composite Engineer"

The Fraunhofer Lightweight Design Alliance combines the expertise of 18 Fraunhofer Institutes in the field of fiber composite technology. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Academy, the Alliance offers the certified course "Composite Engineer". Scientists from the Fraunhofer WKI impart as tutors the basic principles and current specialist knowledge from their research and development activities.


Fraunhofer WKI as an employer

Only satisfied and well-balanced employees are able to handle demanding tasks. The Fraunhofer WKI would like, as far as possible, to give all its employees the opportunity to shape their own jobs in an adaptable way. Flexible working hours ensure your personal work-life balance.


Unsolicited Application

Please send us your unsolicited applications exclusively via our application form. The form can be found online via the button below.