Praktikum/Abschlussarbeit Simulation (d/f/m)

Business Unit:  Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Duderstadt, DE, 37115

Contract Type:  regular
Job ID:  6003

Summary Statement


The Materials Engineering & Simulation department aims to optimize our Ottobock products in terms of durability and functionality with the help of simulations. This optimization takes place early on during conception and then in all subsequent phases of product development and the subsequent product life cycle. As part of an internship or thesis at our location in Duderstadt, you will evaluate the simulation options, establish the application and thus create an important basis for our product quality.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Simulation of our products in prosthetics and orthotics for structural and functional optimization - e.g. FEM, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) or system simulation
  • Evaluation of the possibilities of simulation to ensure success in development projects and to increase product quality
  • Extension of simulation capabilities - e.g. with regard to fatigue strength evaluations, non-linear simulations and functional and system simulation in ANSYS Workbench



  • You are studying mechanical engineering, medical engineering or a comparable course of study with a focus on computer-aided design and calculation
  • You have experience in using a CAE tool, ideally ANSYS
  • You feel comfortable working in German and English and are able to use both languages well
  • You work independently



  • Compulsory internship or final theses with good professional supervision
  • A wide variety of tasks in various fields of application in prosthetics/orthotics/exoskeleton
  • The contents of the tasks can be adapted to your individual wishes and the requirements of your study regulations
  • Modern jobs and an open corporate culture 
  • The opportunity to expand your professional network

Diversity at Ottobock

For us, the focus is on treating each other with respect and enjoying our work. We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, nationality, disability, ethnicity and social origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This includes special consideration for severely disabled individuals with equal suitability.

Your future at Ottobock

Ottobock's products and services in prosthetics and orthotics as well as human mobility and patient care ensure independence and quality of life when personal mobility is restricted. With over 9,000 employees in almost 60 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopaedics.

It is very important to us to offer our trainees permanent employment after successfully passing their exams. The focus is initially on gaining professional experience and consolidating qualifications. Many of the training courses can then be continued to become a master craftsman or combined with a degree. The Ottobock Academy also offers professional seminars for advanced training and further education.

Please only apply via our online job portal at Please quote the Job-ID for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date. We look forward to receiving your application!