We conduct research and development activities in the fields of energy and transport, security and digitalisation and, of course, aeronautics and space.
We employ 11,000 people from all over the world and from a wide range of disciplines. Each and every one of us matters, for it is precisely this diversity that makes us strong and successful. As the research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany, we develop pioneering and sustainable solutions for the challenges facing humanity. After all, climate, mobility and technology are changing globally.
Join us in addressing these major tasks and help shape the future with your fascination for science and technology. Become part of our world of research!
Basically, we’re looking for you! Whether your background is in chemistry, economics, IT or anything in between, our wide-ranging projects require your expertise because our research goes far beyond the aerospace industry. Of course, it’s no use having the most sophisticated scientific experiments without highly skilled specialists who can make them technically and administratively possible.
To achieve great things, you need great employees. To enable you to achieve great things with us, we offer you a unique working environment and attractive benefits for your personal development and work-life balance!
Data science, computer science, system administration, software engineering: To achieve our ambitious goals – in space as well as on Earth – we rely on highly qualified experts and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. And that's why we're looking for you!
Appreciation and individual development: scientists at DLR can focus all their energy on research
Our rockets fly into weightlessness, our spaceships and instruments explore space. In the air, we put our research aircraft and helicopters - Europe's largest civilian fleet - to work. Our employees test how the trains and vehicles of the future might look and drive. We test secure communications in space, in the air, on land and at sea. We have laboratories and large-scale research facilities the likes of which you don't often find. This blog "Close-up" opens the door a crack, is on the spot and close to our staff and institutes.If you want to be even closer, you have to apply - and become part of our DLR world.
Institute for Software Technology
FIELD OF STUDY: Mechanical Engineering | NOW: Institute of Solar Research
Sven Torstrick-von der Lieth is a materials engineer at the Institute of Lightweight Systems
Be a pioneer! Work with Germany’s first quantum computers
Institute of Transportation Systems
FIELD OF STUDY: Space Science and Engineering (SpaceMaster) | NOW: Institute for Software Technology
Julia Gonschorek is a geoinformatics specialist and heads the Helmholtz Innovation Lab OPTSAL
Institute of Communications and Navigation
FIELD OF STUDY: Mechatronics | NOW: Institute of Structures and Design
At DLR, 11,000 bright minds combine their knowledge, talent and research to shape the future together
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Jan Petznik is an electrical engineer at our Institute of Networked Energy Systems in Oldenburg
FIELD OF STUDY: Aerospace engineering | NOW: Institute of Electrified Aero Engines
Institute of Lightweight Systems