Career at Fraunhofer IDMT in Ilmenau

The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT offers attractive career prospects in scientific, technical and administrative professions with a high degree of personal responsibility and creative freedom. Whether in apprenticeship, as a student assistant, in an internship, for a thesis or doctorate, as a scientist or in administration - the entry opportunities are diverse.

Graduates and Professionals

If you want to help shape the world of tomorrow, you've come to the right place. We value your experience and rely on your know-how. Whether in research, technology or administration - with a variety of fields of activity, we offer attractive challenges in demanding positions.

Job offers for graduates and professionals

Apprentices and Volunteers

We invent the future – and as an apprentice you are right in the middle of it. Start your professional life successfully with an apprenticeship at Fraunhofer IDMT and lay the foundation for your career!

Job offers for apprenticeship

You are not yet sure which direction you would like to take after school, but you would like to get a taste of the world of STEM professions? We are offering three positions for a Voluntary Social Year in Science, Technology and Sustainability (FJN) in cooperation with the association Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd). If you are interested, please apply directly to the ijgd. From there you will be forwarded to us.

Voluntary Social Year in Science, Technology and Sustainability (FJN)

All positions for the period from 01.09.2024 - 31.08.2025 have already been filled. Applications are possible for the period from 01.09.2025 - 31.08.2026.

All job advertisements at a glance

Here you can find an overview of all job advertisements at Fraunhofer IDMT.

Unsolicited Applications

Can't find anything suitable? We would be happy to receive your unsolicited application:

Your Application

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Working at Fraunhofer IDMT in Ilmenau


#Get to know the staff

Here you can get to know some of our bright minds at Fraunhofer IDMT! On Instagram or YouTube you can find all videos of the "IDMT Staff Cam".


High-quality equipment for first-class research!

Modern acoustics laboratories, workshops and measuring equipment are available to you for your work.  

Excellent research!

We stand for award-winning science. Take a chance like Dr.-Ing. Anna Kruspe, who received the 2nd prize of ARD/ZDF-Förderpreis Frauen+Medientechnologie in 2019.


Research partner TU Ilmenau

The TU Ilmenau is our most important partner for basic research. 


Welcome to Ilmenau!

Ilmenau is a lively university and science town –it is an attractive recreation area with beautiful nature, great sports, and cultural activities.


Right in the middle of the technology region

The Ilm-Kreis is considered one of the economically strongest Thuringian counties with numerous, partly international companies and modern research facilities.