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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research facilities in Germany and is the world's leading organization for application-oriented research. Around 30,800 employees work on the annual research volume of 3 billion euros.

In the »Integrated Sensor Systems« department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, we work on a wide range of sensor technologies for a wide variety applications. For example, we are developing multispectral image sensors that can be used in agriculture to detect weeds. This enables selective pest control and saves on pesticides. Our magnetic field sensors are used, in washing machines, for example, to detect imbalances. In this way, they ensure that water and detergents are saved. Our innovative wide-bandgap semiconductor sensors enable highly sensitive environmental sensors for measuring air quality.

Would you like to pass on your experience in IC design to young professionals and share the fascination of circuit development through our exciting applications?

Then have a look at our job offer!

What you will do

Your research and development activities will focus on the design of analog circuits for complex mixed-signal ASICs and integrated sensor systems. Furthermore, you will support our young IC designers during their start into professional life through goal-oriented mentoring. With your experience, you will support newcomers in developing into professional IC designers. Together with your young colleagues, you will work on the specification, design and verification of ASICs and typical function blocks like PGAs and ADCs.

In addition, you will support or take over the technical project management in development processes or design key components yourself. In your projects, you will be supported by our team in the areas of project management, evaluation, and series production transfer.

What you bring to the table

  • University degree in electrical engineering, physics, or in an equivalent engineering or scientific field
  • At least 10 years of professional experience
  • Profound knowledge in analog or mixed-signal circuit design in CMOS
  • Experience in using simulation and layout tools
  • High degree of independence and personal responsibility
  • Good written and spoken English and German skills


  • Experience in technical project management
  • Structured and team-oriented way of working

What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organization for applied research in Europe, but also a top rated employer. But why is that?

  • Fraunhofer is not only the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe, Fraunhofer IIS is also one of Europe's leading IC design facilities.
  • We work with state-of-the-art equipment in a highly innovative key industry. You benefit from a unique network of experts and partners in research and industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute your creativity to pioneering research projects as well as making a significant contribution to the development of new series products in industrial projects.
  • We take your needs seriously: we support the best possible work-life balance through flexible working hours and hybrid working.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: we regularly support you with professional and personal seminars, coaching and language courses.
  • We enable equal opportunities: Our female scientists are supported for example by the "Fraunhofer TALENTA" career program.

The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently. The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis with a preference, however, to have it filled as close to a full-time position as possible.

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. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

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.


Then apply online now with your application documents (cover letter, CV, references). We look forward to getting to know you!

Simon Zimmermann-Zumbrunnen
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 
Requisition Number: 70948        Application deadline: None            Location:Erlangen