Research Engineer

Business Unit:  Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Duderstadt, DE, 37115

Contract Type:  regular
Scope of employment:  full-time
Contact Person:  Lea Urbanczyk
Contact Information:
Job ID:  6751

Summary Statement


In this position as a Research Engineer (d/f/m) with a focus on mechatronics and actuators you will work as a part of an international team, cooperating 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. The position is located in our headquarter in Duderstadt near Göttingen.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Your task will be to research and develop a new generation of assistive technologies to support activities of daily living
  • You will work on the conceptual design of mechatronic components for protheses, orthoses and exoskeletons
  • You will elaborate subsystems and integrate them into the overall system
  • You will design and implement actuators, considering all relevant subsystems using 3D CAD and PCB Design software
  • You will consider potential mechanical, electronic and sensor components
  • You will build and test prototypes in cooperation with the internal manufacturing department 
  • You will verify the functionality of the subsystems and the overall concept



  • Master's degree or higher in mechatronic, mechanical or electronic engineering 
  • 2-5 years of industrial experience  
  • Practical experience in mechatronic actuator prototyping as well as in mechatronic and mechanical prototyping
  • Experience with rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing
  • Capability of independent work
  • Creative, proactive and motivated
  • Excellent written and speaking skills in English, German is a plus



  • Flexible & family-friendly working time models and 30 days of vacation
  • A hybrid work option (nevertheless a regular presence in the office is necessary)
  • 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 leasing
  • 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 the areas of Prosthetics, NeuroMobility, Patient Care, Exoskeletons developed by 'SUITX by Ottobock' and Business Solutions 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 orthopedics.

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!