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Senior Research Engineer 100%

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Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, USA, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products. 

We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives.

For the European Headquarter, based in Winterthur (Switzerland), we are looking for a

Senior Research Engineer 100%

In this position you will become a subject matter expert in biomechanics and mechanical device performance. You will play a key role in solving challenging R&D problems in support of the various departments required to design and manufacture safe and effective orthopaedic medical devices & associated technology.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Leading biomechanical research projects to support the design of safe and effective orthopedic medical devices & associated technology.
  • Performing all phases of design verification of device mechanical performance, from formulating study protocols and developing test & simulation methods through testing, analyzing data, and documenting results.
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship with internal partners (e.g. product development, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and other research groups) on matters pertaining to job duties and other business related issues.
  • Maintaining communication with external partners (e.g. surgeons, vendors and independent research groups) on matters pertaining to job duties and other business related issues.
  • Creating processes and work instructions to ensure a high level of control over testing methods and a high confidence in results (test method validation).
  • Monitoring the technical and medical literature for advances relevant to job function and contributing with congresses and journal submissions

Your Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS+MS degrees in mechanical engineering, or other closely related discipline. Preferred: Ph.D. in orthopedic biomechanics or closely related field with specific knowledge of any of the following (joint kinematics & kinetics, primary stability, fatigue, fretting/corrosion).
  • 2-10 years of industry experience with the ability to apply engineering principles in a business environment and manage multidisciplinary projects. Preferred: >5 years of experience in the medical device industry
  • Experience with quality systems, design control, and risk analysis.
  • Deep understanding of solid mechanics.
  • Good analytical skills and problem-solving ability, a strong sense of initiative, follow-through and attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills (report writing, presentations), teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Experience with Matlab or other data analysis tools, Unigraphics or other CAD packages, FEA software
  • Proficiency with common office software tools: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat
  • Fluency in English (written & spoken), proficiency in German is an asset
  • Preferred: Hands-on experience with mechanical testing, experimental design, data analysis and statistics
  • Preferred: Experience working in a laboratory environment and with validation of equipment and test methods
  • Preferred: Familiarity with regulations for medical devices (e.g. EU MDR, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971)

This is a great opportunity to develop your international experience and be a part of a truly global team.Zimmer Biomet offers a wide range of challenging career advancement opportunities and a dynamic work environment. We look forward to receiving your complete application online.


Zimmer GmbH
Jan Lucarelli
HR Recruiting Coordinator
Sulzerallee 8                                      
8404 Winterthur                                                                                                          





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