The IHD as a modern and globally active research institute offers you new professional challenges. The institute currently employs more than 120 people. Discover our wide range of opportunities for your career. A demanding job in a motivated team awaits you.

Our employees’ health and motivation are very important to us. We offer our staff various health promotion measures.

Please send your detailed application documents to:

Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gemeinnützige GmbH
Personell Management
Mrs. Kerstin Helling
Zellescher Weg 24
01217 Dresden


Kerstin Helling

Kerstin Helling

Personell Management

+49 351 4662 225

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Open Positions

Job openings

Currently there are no vacancies available.

You are welcome to send us your unsolicited application at any time:

Scientific work and internships

Bachelor, Master and Diploma Theses

Are you still looking for an interesting topic for your thesis? The IHD gives you the opportunity to work scientifically in the context of diploma, bachelor or master theses. Find out now about the possibilities!

You are welcome to send us an unsolicited application. Contact:


Only theory is too boring for you and you want to gain practical experience? As one of the leading wood research institutions in Europe, the IHD offers students of various disciplines (wood technology, biology, chemistry, physics, civil engineering, architecture, forestry, etc.) the opportunity of an interesting and varied internship. You will work with us as part of a team of experts and will be actively involved in your projects. We look forward to receiving your application!


IHD as your ERASMUS+ Partner

The IHD is an internationally operating research institute. It supports the timber industry and supporting areas with their innovations in industry-oriented, application-oriented research and development activities.

Would you like to accompany us in research projects within the framework of an ERASMUS+ programme?

We offer you many possibilities: e.g. in the development of materials, products and technologies for woodworking and wood processing. Research in the field of raw material use, wood preservation or surface modification. Work with us to develop test methods for product monitoring and quality assurance. You can also actively participate in basic research in the traditional fields of wood biology, chemistry and physics. Translated with

What should you bring?

  • Interest in research and the curiosity that goes with it
  • The desire to make a difference
  • Independent work
  • German and/or English language skills (at least level B1)

What can we offer you?

  • An interesting, varied internship for 2 - 6 months
  • A team of experts who actively involve you in the projects

Are you interested?

Then simply get in touch with us at:

Our Benefits

Interesting activities at international level in close contact with industry and research

A lot of creative space in the performance of your tasks

Professional and personal development opportunities

Flexitime and part-time work for the reconciliation of work and family

Gratuities and remuneration for publications and patents

Company pension plans/asset-based payments

Additional flexitime days

Good traffic connection

Possibility to use the Job Ticket

Free parking spaces

Comprehensive health management & company doctor

Employee events/sporting events

Free water dispenser for employees

Free Wifi and Internet for private use