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R&D Intern

  • Job Title R&D Intern
  • Function Career Programs
  • Sub Function R&D LDP
  • Category LDP Intern (Undergraduate), R&D LDP (C2)
  • Location Zuchwil, Solothurn, Switzerland
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406188493W
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DePuy Synthes is recruiting for an Intern R&D, located in Zuchwil, Switzerland. (6 months contract, full-time).

As an intern you will be a part of our R&D team and support our engineers in developing the next generation of surgical implants for fracture fixation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support numerous work activities as part of the development process of new medical devices.
  • Build concepts for medical devices and mechanical test setups.
  • Design prototypes and coordinate manufacturing in the prototype shop.
  • Coordinate and support mechanical tests
  • Write technical reports to document your work.
  • Present your results to your colleagues.



  • Engineering student (FH, ETH, min. 2 years of study) with mechanical engineering / materials engineering / biomedical engineering expertise.


Experience and Skills:


  • Interest in the areas of product development and medical devices.


  • Skills design, mechanical testing and validation.
  • Basic CAD skills (preferably ProE / Creo).
  • Basic skills in finite element analysis
  • Basic anatomical & biomechanical understanding.
  • Basic statistical knowledge.
  • Basic programming experience in MATLAB and/or Python.
  • Comfortable with reading and reviewing technical documents and drawings.


  • Written and oral English communication is required, German is a plus.

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