The Orthopaedic Department at the University of Tübingen, Germany is currently seeking candidates for a full-time position as a Research Engineer. Remuneration is according to TV-L13 for 2 years, with the possibility of extension.

The post holder will work in the Orthopaedics Biomechanics lab, which is equipped with an MTS 858 machine, a Kuka KR60 robot, and a customised knee simulator. The main research focus of the lab is in the biomechanical evaluation of artificial and normal joints in the spine and lower limb.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop test protocols to answer basic science and clinical questions in orthopaedics biomechanics research, in cooperation with surgeons, engineers and students.
  • Conduct biomechanical testing of orthopaedic implants, surgical techniques, etc.
  • Perform measurements, and statistical analysis of data.
  • Preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and grants.


Min Qualifications:

  • a relevant Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent.
  • excellent programming skills (e.g. Matlab, LabView), and/or expected to acquire knowledge in robotic programming.
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • ability to work independently and in a team.
  • an excellent command of written and spoken English.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • previous experience in solving orthopaedic problems that combine simulation and experiments.
  • previous record of high-quality research.
  • experience working with a Kuka KR60 robot.
  • some knowledge of German or willingness to learn German.


Interested candidates should send their application with (1) cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research objectives/interests, and (4) the names and contacts of two professional references, via email in one combined pdf-format to:

Prof. Nikolaus Wuelker (niko.wuelker@med.uni-tuebingen.de)
Dr. Sook-Yee Chong (sook-yee.chong@med.uni-tuebingen.de)

Klinik für Orthopädie
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3
72076 Tübingen