Tips for your Application

In general, we distinguish between two different types of applications: On the one hand, there applications for concrete vacancies which can be identified on the reference number, for example IWES-2014-2. On the other hand, there are unsolicited applications in case you cannot find any vacancy suited to your qualifications. In the following part a guideline for the application process is given.


1. Application for a concrete vacancy


Which documents are required?
Please provide us with all relevant documents which are in detail:

- Letter of motivation (please indicate the reference number)
- CV (max. 3 pages, without any gaps, clearly arranged)
- Certificates (current overview about the grades, diploma/master/bachelor degree certificates, etc.)
- Letter of Recommendation or references
- List of all research papers

How to send us your application?
Please send us your detailed and completed application, including the respective reference number, preferably by e-mail to:
bhv.personal@iwes.fraunhofer.de

Please send us the all relevant documents in one PDF-document.

Application deadline
Please find the different closing dates for the application processes in the respective job advertisement. If the deadline for the application period has already ended or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department.

Other information
Please indicate the respective job reference number in your motivation letter so that we are able to better allocate your application to the numerous vacancies.


2. Unsolicited applications


If no interesting vacancy can be found in the job advertisements, we are always looking for interesting unsolicited applications.

Which documents are required?
Please provide us with all relevant documents which are in detail:
- Letter of motivation (please read “Other information”)
- CV (max. 3 pages, without any gaps, clearly arranged)
- Certificates (current overview about the grades, diploma/master/bachelor degree certificates, etc.)
- Letter of Recommendation or references
- List of all research papers

How to send us your application?
Please send us your detailed and completed application preferably by e-mail to:
bhv.personal@iwes.fraunhofer.de

Please send us the all relevant documents in one PDF-document.

Application deadline
We are looking for interesting and informative unsolicited applications the whole year.

Other information
Please indicate as concrete as possible in which position or in which area of research you would like to support us. The more detailed you define your expectations, the easier it gets for us to find a position for you in the institute which suits you and your qualifications.

Please be aware that the application process for unsolicited applications takes a while because your application will be examined carefully in order to identify whether a collaboration is possible or not. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding.