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 Headquarters, based in Winterthur (Switzerland), we are looking (immediate until end of 2019) for
2 Research (Sr) Engineers / Scientists (m / w) 100 %
In this function you are responsible for solving challenging R&D problems related to polymer, metallic and ceramic materials, coatings and processing that support various internal departments in the development and manufacturing of orthopaedic implants and associated devices.
You will work in a matrix / cross functional environment and will oversee research activities related to the implementation of the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requirements.
You will also be responsible for acting as a primary liaison in the communication between Research, Development, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Operations.
Your main tasks and responsibilities :
Responsible for meeting European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requirements as related to materials and biomechanical research areas
Developing and implementing pre-clinical tests and rationales to ensure safe and effective performance of products as well as assessing and implementing new and revised standards
Creating test protocols, technical reports and process descriptions as well as performing statistical data analysis
Monitoring and reviewing technical and medical literature
Supporting project management activities and sourcing / supplier quality departments in their material-related projects
Maintaining communication between vendors, suppliers, test laboratories and internal experts on matters pertaining to job duties and other business-related issues
Educating internal colleagues across departments and divisions
Your Qualifications and Experience :
Bachelor, Master or PhD. degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum in Materials, Chemical or Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline
2 - 3 years R&D experience preferentially in the medical device industry and related regulatory requirements (MDD / MDR, international standards)
Sound knowledge in materials science incl. physico-chemical properties of materials and their characterization
Following expertise is an advantage :
Material characterization and biological evaluation per ISO 10993
Risk management per ISO 14971
Nanomaterials-related properties and particle characterization
Tribology and tribological properties of engineering materials
Substances requirements related to REACH / CLP / RoHS directives
Statistical data analysis
Experienced in writing technical protocols and reports as well as performing literature studies
Ability of analyzing all aspects of a situation, identifying potential solutions and implement the optimal solution in a timely manner
Negotiating skills to effectively manage resources, timelines, problem solution and find compromises among different stakeholders
Strong oral and written communication skills in English and working knowledge of German
Travel Requirements :
This job position requires to travel approximately 5% of the working time.
If you seize this opportunity, you will be able to develop your international experience and be a part of a great and 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.