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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3 billion euros.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is a world-leading application-oriented research institution for microelectronic and information technology system solutions and services. Today, we are the largest institute within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Our research division »Audio and Media Technologies« has been working for more than 25 years on multimedia technologies as well as audio and image coding, and has played a pioneering role in the development of MP3 and AAC. The Fraunhofer audio coding technologies are currently used in over 10 billion devices and have already been licensed to more than 1 000 companies.

Do you love working with contracts and would like to contribute to the success of an international research division?

Our offer might just be what you are looking for!

What you will do

  • Coordinate and participate in contract negotiations with our departments, and accompany the entire process until its completion. Deadlines? Responses? No problem for you to monitor! 
  • On the basis of our mostly English-language contract templates, you prepare contracts, make customized changes according to requirement and coordinate with our legal teams as well as with our departments and external clients. 
  • Contract review, contract drafting or contract law: no detail escapes your watchful eye. You will make targeted inquiries and follow up consistently to achieve the best results.
  • Thanks to your valuable interface work, you will act as an advisor and coordinator for contact-to-contract processes. Together with your contract group colleagues, you will support our »Audio and Media Technologies« departments in contract-related matters.

What you bring to the table

  • University degree (also applied university) with a specialization in contract management or international business law, alternatively, a comparable education or relevant work experience
  • Ideally, experience in contract management, and practice in English-language contracts (e.g., T&C-based quotations, cooperation agreements, license agreements) as well as non-disclosure agreements in German and English
  • Full professional oral and written proficiency in German and English, specifically in legal content
  • Team spirit with an independent working style, organization skills, tactfulness, and assertiveness
  • Readiness to work proactively with colleagues to gather information in order to achieve an efficient workprocess
  • Proficiency with digital tools like MS Office 365; knowledge of SAP is a bonus

What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organization for applied research (application-oriented research organisation) in Europe, but also a top-rated employer. How so

  • An exciting job at a global market leader in a highly innovative key industry
  • Dedicated colleagues with broad professional expertise in a personal and collegial working atmosphere
  • A structured onboarding process through which you will quickly become familiar with our institute and be able to extend your network successfully
  • A positive work culture: We are open-minded, we help and trust each other
  • Ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching and language classes 
  • Equalized work-life balance due to flexible working hours and hybrid work
  • Complementary parking spaces, charging stations for electric cars and covered bicycle parking
  • Showers at the institute
  • Subsidy to your Deutschland-Ticket (Jobticket) and bus stops located directly in front of the institute. 
  • In-house health management, e.g., sport courses, running groups, and relaxation seminars

The position is initially limited, with an extension aspired. The position is to be filled part-time (about 70%). 
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. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

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. 

Have we awakened your interest?

Then apply online right away by uploading your application documents (cover letter, resume, references). We look forward to getting to know you!

Claudia Kestler-Böhm
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 

Requisition Number: 74200E