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Working at the Fraunhofer WKI

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. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe's leading applied research organization. 75 institutes and research facilities operate under its roof in locations across the whole of Germany – become a part of it!


Current Vacancies

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Not found a suitable job offer? Then send us an unsolicited application! Please specify exactly which departments and which position you are interested in.


Further information


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 2022 training year will start at the beginning of September 2021.



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).


Wilhelm Klauditz Fellowship

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