You are passionate about biomechanics and computer simulation? You are an expert in the field and have already worked in the orthopedic industry? This job is for you!

Research Senior Engineer


The core responsibility for this position is to solve challenging R&D problems in support of global departments by means of computer simulation including finite element analysis (FEA), morphologic analyses, image analysis and multi-body dynamics/musculoskeletal modelling. The work encompasses supporting the development of new products, the maintenance of existing products, and the execution of research projects.


  • Performs all phases of computational simulation of product performance, from formulating a protocol through documenting results, in order to address biomechanical simulation needs.
  • Designs and drives research projects. Presents the results internally, as well as in international conferences. Identifies opportunities to publish in peer reviewed journals.
  • Provides technical assistance to other departments within Zimmer Biomet (Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, etc.) for the maintenance of existing products.
  • Is involved in improving the efficiency of internal procedures and software resources.


  • Must possess an advanced knowledge of engineering, simulation methods and biomechanics.
  • Experience with commercial FEA software (ANSYS, Abaqus), patient specific modeling and computer programing (Python/Matlab) is required.
  • Experience with other tools relevant to preparing and solving problems in computational biomechanics (e.g., CAD, medical image analysis, machine learning) is desired.
  • Knowledge of testing standards related to computational modeling (FDA guidance documents, ASME V&V) is desired.
  • Familiarity with software verification and validation is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to methodically investigate and resolve problems.
  • Ability to maintain and assess own progress on multiple assignments relative to project schedules.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, and ability to work in a cross-functional team.
  • Publication track record is an asset.


  • A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related discipline preferred. Candidates possessing a bachelor’s degree with applicable prior work experience will also be considered.
  • 5+ years medical device, particularly orthopedic industry, experience preferred


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If you are interested, please apply here: AMER15642 Research Sr. Engineer II (628738)

Philippe Favre
Research Manager
Zimmer Biomet