Your start at Global Research & Development (GRD)

Creating a future worth living. For patients. Worldwide. Every day.

Globally, around 3.2 million people suffer from chronic kidney dysfunction and rely on life-saving dialysis treatment. At our Global Research & Development (GRD) division, we develop innovative products, services and therapies to serve these people.

Every 0.7 seconds, our products treat a dialysis patient somewhere in the world. As the world leader in dialysis, we are constantly improving our offering and designing cutting-edge medical technology for a livable future for patients – and you can be a part of it in Schweinfurt, Bad Homburg, Sailauf or Sankt Wendel.

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Our daily work is the basis of how we create a future worth living for our patients. Get to know us and become part of our team.

That’s why we’re an exciting employer!


€140 million for research and development...

… invested in 2018. One-quarter was used to develop future innovations.


967 employees in GRD

In 2018, 976 employees worked for GRD globally. 622 in Europe, 257 in the US and 88 in China.


For over 40 years…

… we have been developing and producing dialysis products at Fresenius Medical Care. These days we operate in around 150 countries.


Every 0.7 seconds, on average …

… a dialysis patient is treated with our dialysis machines somewhere in the world. Half of all dialysis machines worldwide are produced by our company.

Who we are looking for

We need entrepreneurs and researchers, people who give their all to improving the quality of life of our patients.

Program Project Manager

You will be responsible for the holistic management of a given project or product within the Global Therapy Program, beginning with a design phase and proceeding through development and industrialization to launch and transfer into the product life cycle.

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Engineering Project Manager

You will be the technical leader for several complex projects. You will coordinate the activities for various specialist domains, including software, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, testing and quality assurance, ensuring that they adhere to the predetermined technical specifications and deadlines.

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Software Development Engineer

You plan, design, develop and test software systems or applications for software extensions and new products. In addition, you design and develop medical procedures and implement improvements.

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Program System Architect

You cooperate with teams from different areas to compile requirements, general system architecture and marketing of innovative new products.

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Electrical Development Engineer

You collaborate in the design, development, modification and evaluation of electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment or other hardware systems and/or electrotechnical applications.

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Mechanical Development Engineer

You collaborate in the development and design of components and specifications for dialysis machines and assigned projects. You design and analyze mechanical systems, equipment and packaging.

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You contribute to the development of products such as solutions and concentrates. You build, create and commission test stations for sterile products. You make sure laboratory regulations are being followed.

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Quality Engineer

You coach and manage development for the preparation of required project documentation as well as compliance with development processes. You prepare and coordinate internal and external quality audits.

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Information right from the source

Do you want to get information about GRD right from the source? Then get in touch directly with our colleagues at GRD. Click here to send an e-mail to our Fresenius ambassadors.

Tilman Stäblein

Position: Senior Manager Procedures
Department: Global Research & Development (GRD)
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany

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Dr. Sebastian Wieskotten

Position: Director Project Management Office Europe
Department: Global Research & Development (GRD)
Location: Bad Homburg, Germany

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Taking care of our employees – who take care of our patients.

At Fresenius, we focus on the needs of our employees as well as those of our patients. In order to satisfy individual requirements, we offer you a versatile compensation model, flexible working hours and many more benefits.

Profit sharing

Profit sharing

Fresenius is growing dynamically and involves its employees in reaching its corporate goals.

Pension scheme

Pension scheme

In addition to their salary, employees receive an entirely employer-financed company pension.

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

Your career and personal life go hand in hand: We offer you flexible working hours, part-time options, working from home and childcare support.



Global Research & Development – Core areas and strategic objectives

Our strategy focuses on delivering innovative and competitive products in a timely manner and strengthening our engagement in developing countries. We have set out six core areas for our future GRD activities.

Market leadership

We want to ensure our position as the market leader. We aim to do this by offering long-lasting and consistently innovative technologies, products and functions that keep us one step ahead of the competition, and by continuing to improve our processes, manufacturing and services. More than anything, we will accomplish this by boosting our patients’ quality of life and optimizing medical outcomes.

Vertical integration

As part of a vertically integrated company, the GRD division benefits from direct access to the opinions and experiences of our patients and clinic personnel in our own dialysis centers. This allows us to improve the user-friendliness and functionality of our products for optimized processes, increased automation and simplified operation.

Global portfolio management

We actively manage and control our global product portfolio in order to be able to identify synergies between different product families. By taking advantage of synergies we can increase efficiency and speed up the launch process.

New technologies and applications

We are working on new technologies and applications for growth in the medium and long term, in which we are investing considerable resources. Complementing our internal efforts in the GRD division, we also collaborate with external partners to build a comprehensive innovation and technology network.

Emerging markets

Many dialysis patients in developing countries remain without reliable access to treatment. The expansion of our dialysis offer into these markets therefore represents an opportunity for growth that can also save the lives of many people.

Home dialysis

More people than ever before are suffering from chronic kidney dysfunction. The resulting cost increases the strain on the health care system, and the lack of specialized staff for dialysis centers has created an increased global demand for home dialysis options.



Our global structure

Our global approach allows us to react to a worldwide increase in demand for improved treatment methods – methods that should be both high-quality and affordable. This requires us to take regional market conditions into account.

Questions about applying?

Get in touch directly with our recruiting team for Global Research & Development!

Katalin Öry

Position: Senior Recruiter Germany/EMEA
Department: Global Research & Development (GRD)
Location: Bad Homburg, Germany

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Nina Singh

Position: Recruiter Germany/EMEA
Department: Global Research & Development (GRD)
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany

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Find out here about job offers at our global locations from Fresenius Medical Care and GRD.