Research in industry

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Research does not only take place in universities and non-university research institutes. Many large, internationally renowned companies invest very strongly in research and development. In fact, industry provides over two thirds of the funds that Germany invests in research and development every year. Numerous small and medium-sized enterprises also engage in research.

German companies offer interesting jobs and long-term development prospects for international researchers. As a result, the highest number of jobs for researchers are based in industry. Research here takes into account practical concerns and is frequently also conducted in partnership with universities and non-university research institutes.

Applied research

Industrial companies, especially in the automotive, chemical and electronic sectors, are strongly engaged in application-oriented research and development (R&D). They offer international junior researchers a well-equipped working environment, interesting research areas, good pay and usually long-term prospects with opportunities for promotion within the company.

Postdoc in industry

Postdoc in industry

Research-oriented companies engage in practical research and offer favourable career prospects, which makes them a good option for your next career step after completing a doctorate. More Postdoc in industry

Researchers in industry

Researchers in industry

Do you enjoy a challenge and finding solutions to practical problems? A leadership position in research and development at a German company offers a wide range of interesting responsibilities. More Researchers in industry