Senior Product Development Engineer (f/m/d)

Basel, Switzerland

Job Description

\\nAbout Us
Straumann Group is a global leader in dental implantology, prosthetics and oral tissue regeneration. With a rich heritage of innovation and a dedication to quality, we are at the forefront of revolutionizing dental care to enhance oral health and restore smiles for millions of patients worldwide. Our Biomaterials and Regeneratives team plays a pivotal role in developing cutting-edge solutions that empower dental professionals worldwide.

Team Overview
Part of the Research Development and Innovation (RDI) department of Straumann, our Ceramics and Regeneratives team is at the forefront of cutting-edge dental implant technology and tissue regeneration. Comprising a group of passionate and talented individuals, we focus on the development of next-generation ceramic implants and biomaterials, and on the continuous improvement of our existing product portfolio. We are seeking a Senior Development Engineer to join our dynamic team and play a key role in shaping the future of oral health.

Position Overview
As a Senior Development Engineer, you will be a crucial part of our mission to advance biomaterials and oral regeneration technology. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, Clinical Operations, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, to ensure the successful development and enhancement of our product offerings. In this role, you will also be responsible for mentoring and guiding junior engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, and driving continuous improvement initiatives. Your primary focus will be on next generation biomaterials for bone and tissue regeneration, including delivery devices to streamline surgical workflows. We offer this pivotal position within our team to strengthen the future of the innovative Straumann Dental Implant Systems (SDIS) Portfolio and the Straumann Group.

Key Responsibilities
Lead the design and development of next-generation systems for hard and soft tissue regeneration, from concept to commercialization.
Conduct in-depth research and analysis to identify opportunities for product enhancement and optimization.
Evaluation of technical solutions and performance of feasibility studies
Evaluation of business opportunities that come along with design modifications.
Translation of user needs and standards into design.
Coordination of verification and validation (V&V) activities.
Coordination of design transfer activities.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure projects are executed within established timelines and budget constraints, under consideration of the design control process.
Drive the evaluation and validation of new materials, devices, and technologies; and improve product performance and durability.
Provide technical expertise and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering their professional growth and development.
Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in dental implantology with ceramic materials.
Author technical reports, documentation, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders. Technical Lead in root cause investigations.
Ensure Design History File (DHF) documentation according to GDP.
Provide expertise as Subject Matter Expert in audits.


  • Bachelor\\\'s degree in bioengineering, life sciences, materials sciences, microengineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field of study; advanced degree is a plus.
  • Other relevant qualification is a plus (e.g. six-sigma, lean, etc.).
Professional Experience
  • 7+ years\\xe2\\x80\\x99 experience in a related area as the development of a medical device or other highly regulated products.
  • Sound expertise in product development and manufacturing.
  • Sound expertise in design control process.
  • Sound knowledge of applicable standards and regulations (MDR, FDA, ISO, ASTM).
  • Sound knowledge of the design control process.
  • Familiar with operating in a matrixed environment.
  • Proficiency in specific development tools (e.g. statistical analysis).
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills, with the ability to drive projects from concept to commercialization.
  • Understanding of mechanical test methods (etc. fatigue testing) and FMEA.
  • Knowledge of medical device manufacturing processes (e.g. plastic and/or metal injection molding, machining, post processing).
  • Experience in dental implant development is a strong plus.
  • Experience with in-vivo studies is a strong plus.
  • Practical experience in tissue engineering is a plus.
Personal Attributes
  • You are a motivated self-starter with high energy level.
  • You are an inspiring team player with pragmatic hands-on approach.
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • You apply advanced engineering principles and techniques to solve complex technical challenges.
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish effective working relationship both internally and externally.
  • You have a life-long learner attitude with broad interests in medical device technologies.
  • You are an entrepreneurial thinker and take calculated risks.
  • You actively cultivate a network of productive relationships in an international multi-brand environment.
  • You are an experienced mentor and coach to colleagues.
  • You have high personal and professional ethics and you are willing to embrace Straumann\\xe2\\x80\\x99s Mission and Culture.
  • You are fluent in English; additional languages are a plus.
Why Straumann Group
  • Join a global industry leader dedicated to transforming dental care and improving patient lives.
  • Work in a collaborative and innovative environment where your contributions make a tangible impact.
  • Access to cutting-edge technologies and resources to drive continuous learning and professional development.
  • Straumann Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Employment Type: Full Time

Alternative Locations: Switzerland : Basel

Travel Percentage: 0 - 20%

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