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Research Engineer (d/w/m)

Business Unit:  Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Duderstadt, DE, 37115

Employment Type:  regular
Contact Person:  Lea Urbanczyk
Contact Information:
Job ID:  5400

Summary Statement


In this position you are entering new territory - in this context you will work as a part of an international team, cooperate with experienced development engineers from a variety of disciplines (mechatronics, mechanics, biomechanics, orthopedic technologies) in order to substantially improve the quality of life of impaired people.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Your task will be to research and develop a new generation of assistive technologies to support activities of daily living
  • Conceptual design of mechanisms for prostheses and orthoses
  • Elaboration of subsystems and integration into the overall system
  • Design and implementation of components using 3D CAD software (PTC Creo)
  • Considerations and calculations for structural strength
  • Creation of functional samples in cooperation with the internal manufacturing department 
  • Verification of the functionality of the subsystems and the overall concept



  • Graduate of Mechanical engineering or equivalent 
  • At least 2 years of practical experience in the development of mechanical products/components
  • Experience in working with electro-mechanical components
  • Experience in biomechanics and simulation software is advantageous
  • Experience in using CAD-systems, preferable CREO and FEM tools
  • Capability of independent work
  • Creative and motivated
  • Excellent written and speaking skills in English



  • Flexible & family-friendly working time models
  • Mobile work option and 30 days vacation
  • Attractive salary package, company pension scheme and accident insurance in private life
  • Systematic induction program for an optimal start
  • Corporate benefits and discounts at local companies, free, business-related parking and job bike
  • Managed recreation room, promotion of a healthy diet and offers from the health management 
  • Individual support and further development through internal (Ottobock Academy) and external training measures

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 around 8,000 employees in more than 50 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopaedics.

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy.

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 and salary requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!