Student Assistants* - HHI-PC

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros.

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is one of the world's leading research institutes for mobile and stationary communication networks. Our photonic integrated circuits are used in sensor technology, medical technology and quantum cryptography.

Ihr Aufgabengebiet:

What you will do

Photonics is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of applied research. Building on many years of experience, the HHI has achieved a leading global position in optical data transmission and develops innovative solutions for communication in global data networks. This expertise also enables novel photonic solutions in sensor technology, analytics, medical technology and quantum cryptography. The dynamics of these technology fields open up the scope for exciting scientific projects with clear application perspectives. You can be sure of excellent contacts in the relevant industrial and scientific environment. We offer a wide range of opportunities in an international environment. We are looking for people who want to make a difference. Make something out of it!  

In our video you will find information about our student assistants and their work.

Ihr Profil:

What you bring to the table

  • Full-time students of electrical engineering, physics or communications engineering with good to very good grades,
  • Motivation, initiative and interest in new things,
  • Ideally, initial knowledge of high-frequency engineering, optics or semiconductor physics.  

The prerequisite is full-time study at a German university or college.  

What you can expect

  • Attractive salary
  • Modern and well-equipped workplace in a central location
  • Good and cooperative working atmosphere in an international team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities to write a Master's or Bachelor's thesis, often in close cooperation with industry partners
  • Opportunities for home office
  • Support for research into optoelectronic components and photonic integrated circuits for data transmission and sensor technology
  • Polymer-based waveguide systems, terahertz sensor technology for non-destructive material testing.  

The monthly working time is up to 80 hours.

The position is initially limited to 6 months.  

We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now: LINK
We look forward to getting to know you!

Requisition Number: 12910

If you need information about this position, please contact us:  
Prof. Dr. Martin Schell
Tel.: 030 / 31 00 2-7 03
E-mail: martin.schell(at)

Please apply online only and submit all important application documents (CV, current matriculation certificate, etc.) to our Recruiting - Portal.

Application Deadline: 12/31/2022  

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI


Einsteinufer 37
10587 Berlin

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