• Full Time
  • Berlin, Germany
  • February 29, 2024
  • Job Reference Number: 70500

Website Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (www.fraunhofer.com) 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 3.0 billion euros.

Future. Discover. Together.

The Department of Photonic Networks and Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications (Heinrich Hertz Institute) is a world leader in the field of optical communication networks. The department is currently involved in several research projects that analyze and optimize the environmental impact of information and communication technology, in particular optical aggregation and transport networks. As part of the F5G OpenLab (https://www.f5g-openlab.org/), test environments are being set up to evaluate and improve the ecological footprint of telecommunications infrastructures. The aim is to provide a development, test and reference environment for German and European industry and to enable energy- and resource-saving operation of telecommunications and industrial communication network infrastructures. The entire chain of system components will be evaluated in order to ensure a comprehensive lifecycle assessment. Be a part of our team and come on a journey of research and innovation!

What you will do

  • Research and development in the field of energy-efficient optical communication networks
  • Research and development in the field of life cycle assessment of ICT infrastructure
  • Planning and development of test environments for the implementation of standardized measurements (e.g. according to ITU-T L.1333, L.1480)

What you bring to the table

  • Completed Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences or comparable degree programs (preferably with a doctoral degree)
  • Basic knowledge in the field of life cycle assessment
  • Basic knowledge in the field of communication networks
  • Experience in setting up experimental test infrastructures
  • Fluent in English and German

What you can expect

  • Fascinating challenges in a scientific and entrepreneurial setting
  • Attractive salary package according to TvöD with 30 vacation days, pension scheme (VBL), wealth creation benefits (VWL)
  • Modern and excellently equipped workspace in a central location
  • Great and cooperative working atmosphere in an international team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities to work from home
  • Extensive training-, health- and sports offers
  • Various employee discounts and discounted BVG ticket
  • Offers for families (parent-child office, emergency care, leisure activities, etc.)

The position is initially limited to 2 years. An extension is explicitly desired.

The weekly working time is 39 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis. 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.

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.

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

2 years with possible extension

To apply for this job please visit jobs.fraunhofer.de.

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