Tips for applicants

Things you should consider

Your application is our first impression of you. Therefore, we advise you to prepare an application which complies with your personal profile. An accurate and clearly arranged application enhances your chances of your being noticed by the respective department.

We need the following information/documents from you to accept and process your application which can, of course, be sent by e-mail:

Letter of application

Please take some time for your covering letter, as we would like to know why you decided to apply for a job at Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR and what you expect from us. Please inform us also about the fields of activity you are interested in and the qualifications you have in the respective fields. The covering letter should not be longer than one page (A4), and please remember to quote the identification number.

Curriculum Vitae

Please send us a CV giving information about your person, education, professional experience. Details relating to your leisure activities, interests and personal projects should also be included. State your current occupation first (American form) and structure your CV in a logical and easily understandable manner.

Please do not forget your address and telephone number/e-mail address. To avoid misunderstandings, we advise you (especially international applicants) to clearly indicate your first name and last name and to let us know if we should address you as Mrs. or Mr.

Proof of your professional career

Please only forward certifications and references that are relevant for the position you are applying for. These should generally include university and college qualifications and references from previous employers.

When applying for a scientific position, please also forward an overview of your most important publications. If you are interested in other fields in which you have already completed work experience, please list these in your application.

Other skills:

To allow us to develop a comprehensive picture of you, please indicate the computer languages, systems, programs you are proficient in; miscellaneous interests, knowledge and skills; where applicable, a survey of all practical experience you gained alongside school/university as well as your foreign language skills.


Please understand that we can only process and forward complete application documents.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and merely stored in our system for staff selection purposes.

Application procedure

All job vacancies at our institute are listed in the Fraunhofer FHR application portal. If you would like to apply for one of the vacancies, you can contact us by e-mail, by post or via the online portal. When applying directly via the online portal, click on the "Apply" button, complete the online form and upload your application documents. Please enter a username and a password so that you can log in during and after the application procedure should you wish to change your profile or upload additional documents. Your application will be submitted when you click once again on the "Apply" button at the end of the page.  

Nothing suitable here for you? We would also be pleased to receive your unsolicited application.  

When we receive your application, we will send a confirmation e-mail to the address you specified in your application. Our Personnel Department and the appropriate specialised department will review your application and we will contact you in due course.