Research Engineer

Business Unit:  Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Duderstadt, DE, 37115

Employment Type:  regular
Contact Person:  Lea Urbanczyk
Contact Information:
Job ID:  5964

Summary Statement


In this position within the Global Research department you will help shape the future of technical orthopedics. You will work with an international team of experienced development engineers from various disciplines (mechatronics, (bio-)mechanics, orthopedic technology) to significantly improve the quality of life of impaired people.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Your task is to develop concepts and innovative solutions with the team - in addition, you evaluate prototypes in the context of patient testings
  • You will develop new ideas and solutions for the problems of our customers and patients, both independently and as part of a team
  • You observe a selected technology field, evaluate technologies and generate new opportunities for the company from this
  • You do the conceptual design of mechanisms for prostheses and orthoses
  • You design and implement components using 3D CAD software (PTC Creo)
  • You considerate and calculate for structural strength
  • You create functional samples in cooperation with the internal manufacturing department 
  • You are in charge of the verification of the functionality of the subsystems and the overall concept



  • You have completed your studies in the field of mechanical, mechatronic or biomedical engineering with an orthopedic technology background
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience in the care and rehabilitation of neurological patients, ideally in combination with orthotics
  • You have experience in working with electro-mechanical components - your experience in biomechanics and with simulation software is advantageous
  • You are familiar with using CAD-systems, preferable CREO and FEM tools
  • You work independently, analytically, solution- and goal-oriented
  • Your English is very good and you are interested in international and intercultural cooperation
  • You are willing to learn and enjoy interdisciplinary and creative work in agile project teams



  • Flexible & family-friendly working time models
  • A mobile work option and 30 days vacation
  • An attractive salary package, company pension plan and accident insurance for private life
  • A systematic onboarding program for an optimal start
  • Individual support and further development through our Ottobock Academy and external training measures
  • Additional benefits such as company pension plan and capital-forming benefits, health management offers and a job bike

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!