Group Leader Solar Energy Systems


Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE.



Professional Field
Research, Development and Science
Entry Date
Job site
Freiburg i. Br.
Contract type
Temporary contract
Work type
Both full time and part time possible

Contact Information

+49 761 45880
Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg, Germany
Job description

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg is the largest solar research institute in Europe. Our approximately 1,400 employees work towards a sustainable, economic, secure and socially just energy supply system based on renewable energies. We contribute to this with our main research areas of energy supply, energy distribution, energy storage and energy use. Through outstanding research results, successful industrial projects, company spin-offs and global collaborations, we are shaping the sustainable transformation of the energy system.

You want to actively shape the energy transition and be part of a highly motivated team? Then come and join us!

We offer you the opportunity to apply for this position on your own initiative. Please let us know your preferred subject area and the desired function.

What you do:

As a group leader you will be involved in our various projects on the following topics

  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Solar thermal power plants and industrial processes
  • Hydrogen technologies
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Power Electronics, Grids and Intelligent Systems

  • You will be significantly involved in the establishment of a new group. This includes the selection and recruitment of scientific staff, including at least one PhD student, and their supervision.
  • Your tasks also include the establishment of a thematic network with industrial partners and research institutions.
  • You will be involved in the acquisition of industry funding and publicly funded projects and will manage these projects.
  • You will also attend conferences and trade fairs.
  • Ideally, you can write and submit invention disclosures.

What you bring to the table:

  • You have a university degree in the STEM field or a comparable field.
  • You already have sound professional experience in at least one of the above-mentioned fields.
  • You can develop visions, strategies and the corresponding goals and inspire your team for them.

What you can expect:

  • We are one of the most popular employers where you can work at eye level with the best.
  • We are open-minded and happy to welcome new talent into our ranks.
  • We offer flexible working hours and give you the opportunity to work from home.
  • We foster a cooperative working atmosphere and open communication.
  • We value equal opportunities and give room for diversity.
  • We have attractive sports and health offers and after-work activities for you.
  • If required, we provide a flexible daycare and kindergarten offer at special conditions for your children.
  • We offer you free use of additional services such as life situation coaching, homecare eldercare, course offerings and much more.

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 will be given preference in the event of equal suitability.

The position is initially limited to 2 years. The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis. We also offer top-sharing models.

Employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the public service (TVÖD).

Have we aroused your interest? Then send your application documents online to We look forward to getting to know you!

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