Working at Global Research & Development

We are seeking engineers, software developers, product owners, agile coaches, data scientists and other experts to research and develop innovative products and solutions for dialysis.

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

About 3.5 million patients worldwide depend on regular dialysis treatment. Fresenius Medical Care is committed to enabling a life worth living for these people. The Global Research & Development (GRD) division is responsible for the ongoing development of the medical products and treatments required for this.

At GRD, we drive research on innovative dialysis devices and turn it into reality.To deliver solutions that are continuously optimized and tailored to meet patients’ specific needs, we develop IoT-supported diagnostic methods and evidence-based, individualized treatment methods. We also focus on regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy and xenotransplantation.

We are part of Fresenius Medical Care

One in two dialysis devices used around the globe comes from Fresenius Medical Care. As the world’s leading provider of dialysis products and treatments for people with chronic kidney disease, Fresenius Medical Care operates in approximately 150 countries. Like its parent company, the subsidiary of the Fresenius Health Care Group is headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany. Other regional headquarters are located in Waltham, Massachusetts (United States) as well as Hong Kong, China and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

What motivates us every single day – get to know us!

Global Collaboration

Our work is distinguished by transparency, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a strong sense of individual responsibility. With more than 1,100 employees, we want to deliver technical excellence around the globe - proactively and reliably.

Our Design Center in China

Many patients suffering from Chronic Kidnay Disease (CKD) in China and in other countries do not have access to dialysis treatment. In the China Design Center of Fresenius Medical Care we are working to change this.

Experience the motivation of our colleagues at first hand.

Experience one day working for the China Design Center.

Your start with us – A selection of job profiles at Global Research & Development

Other options for your career with us

In addition to the aforementioned experts, we are looking for the following specialists – career entrants are also welcome!

  • Electronic Development Engineers
  • Scrum Master
  • Product Center Manager
  • Requirement Engineers
  • Product Cybersecurity Experts
  • DevOps Experts 
  • Data Scientists

Our Core Values guide us in our daily work as we strive to achieve our purpose together.


We team up. We join forces to accomplish more than what is possible individually. We know how to work together for our shared purpose and to achieve our goals as one company. We communicate openly.


We get things done. We see opportunities where others don't and challenge the status quo with a no-limits mindset. We take the initiative to make an impact with our work. We ask questions to clearly understand what needs to be done and take ownership of the results.


We do what we say. We put patients and partners first and consistently deliver exceptional service. We act with honesty and integrity, never compromising safety, quality, or the health of our patients. We show respect and lead by example. We are a trusted companion to our patients, partners, and colleagues.


We exceed expectations. We are results oriented and use best practices. We continuously drive quality and progress to lead the business toward a successful future. We suggest ideas on how to improve and innovate.

„Our goal is to foster innovations that improve the lives of millions of dialysis patients around the world.”
Dr. Olaf Schermeier,CEO Global Research & Development

Your benefits

At Global Research & Development, we focus on the needs of our employees and patients alike. Discover what we can offer you to meet your individual requirements.

In addition to their salary, Fresenius Medical Care offers employees a variety of benefits adapted to the specific country, position and company.

A wide range of remuneration models and profit participation

A wide range of remuneration models and profit participation

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

Retirement plan

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


Flexible working hours, part-time models, working from home, and more: we think it is important that you have a good balance between your career and your private life.
Direct insurance

Direct insurance

You can take advantage of the attractive conditions of our group contract for your direct insurance policies.
Long-term accounts

Long-term accounts

Save up your unused vacation days and overtime hours or a portion of your salary and reap the benefits later.
Accident insurance

Accident insurance

Fresenius employees and their families are protected by accident insurance 365 days a year around the globe.

Technological innovation for a better quality of life

General duties in the area of medical technology research and development

At the interface between medicine and technology, you will design and develop medical devices and products. In the GRD division of Fresenius Medical Care, these are specifically products for dialysis patients and diagnostic and treatment equipment for dialysis.

The range of projects with medical issues is diverse. Sometimes individual components such as the water treatment for dialysis need to be improved, or existing products need to be adapted to regional requirements, e.g. when a display has to be adapted to handle Asian language characters.In yet another case, special software has to be programmed that records how the properties of the blood change during the dialysis treatment. Fundamentally, innovations that not only further enhance the quality of life of dialysis patients but also use future-oriented technologies such as artificial intelligence are always in demand.

You’re in the right place with us if you...

  • have an excellent grasp of technical issues
  • think in terms of solutions
  • want to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment
  • can set priorities
  • are a team player

Fresenius Medical Care in figures

Every 0.6


we carry out a dialysis treatment somewhere in the world.



dialysis machines in 2019 have been produced by us.

For 345,000


around the globe we enable a better future.

Questions about applying?

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

Nina Singh
Nina Singh
Senior Recruiter Germany/EMEA
Fresenius Medical Care, Global Research & Development (GRD)Schweinfurt, Germany
Inga Hartmann
Inga Hartmann
Junior Recruiter & Local HR Business Partner
Fresenius Medical Care, Global Research & Development (GRD)Schweinfurt, Germany

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.

International Careers at Global Research & Development

20 locations - 1 network

Job opportunities at our locations worldwide

Around the globe, demand is rising for better treatment methods that offer both high quality and affordability. Our global approach enables us to respond in a targeted manner, taking regional market conditions into account.

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