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Data Scientist at Proton Therapy Leader

Requisition ID:  1206

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Shift:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


The Belgian, B-Corp certified company IBA has opened new ways to diagnose and fight cancer and is the global leader in the field of Proton Therapy, the most advanced technologies treatment against cancer.
The Advanced Analytics team at IBA focuses on using data to add value to the lives of our customers and colleagues. We value agility, ownership, and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo.
Your mission is to help our business teams with extracting insights from data through statistics and artificial intelligence. You'll use your experience to work closely with our data engineers, data scientists and business domain experts to ensure that your projects deliver tangible value and help build IBA a competitive advantage through data. A concrete example: during the past years, our team developed an application for predictive maintenance allowing to predict machine component failure and prevent unplanned downtime. 

Challenges we trust you with


We are looking for a data generalist whose focus is not only on data science, but who is able to drive a data project end-to-end.
This includes helping our data engineers with extracting data and safeguarding its quality, as well as building, deploying, and monitoring AI models and visualizing the results.
Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to and shape our future data platform collaboratively with our enterprise architecture team.

How will your first months look like?

First, you’ll get onboarded on our data infrastructure and get a better understanding of the tools we are using.
Next, you’ll have a first deep dive in the data by contributing with our data engineers on our data lake and warehouse.
In parallel, you’ll get introduced to your first data science challenge.

What we value




  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Solid foundation in all steps of CRISP-DM, including data engineering concepts 
  • Professional programming skills (preferably in Python)
  • Strong foundation in statistics and AI, through education or experience
  • Proven experience in delivering AI projects
  • Motivation to understand our business and integrate our domain knowledge
  • Strong communicator that can describe complex topics in a simple way
  • Fluent in English, French is a plus
  • Passionate about data

Nice to have:


  • Experience with timeseries and/or natural language and/or vision projects
  • Experience with Databricks and Spark
  • Experience with MLOps
  • Experience with predictive maintenance
  • Experience with a cloud provider

Cherry on the cake


  • Attractive salary package that corresponds to your experience level (with a company car)
  • Flexible home office policy
  • Possibility to work in our offices in Louvain-la-Neuve and also from a coworking in Leuven if you live in Flanders 
  • Many possibilities of evolution 
  • A team that listens and leaves room for everyone’s development
  • Environment with cutting-edge technologies and challenging problems
  • Work at a Bcorp Certified company
  • Good work/life balance

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

IBA Group

IBA is offering a broad and amazing diversity of careers. For our business units to perform at their best, they can rely on various shared services that give the appropriate support to each activities so that they can run their business smoothly. Finance, legal, corporate communication, human resources play together a key role in the company growth.

IBA: Protect, Enhance and Save Lives

IBA is the world leader in particle accelerator technology and designs, produces and markets innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other serious illnesses, and for industrial applications such as the sterilization of medical devices.

IBA is driven by a mission to Protect, Enhance and Save Lives. IBA’s innovative mindset, dedication to technological and scientific progress and long-standing open relationships with customers and partners make IBA a unique scientific company.

A committed company

IBA believes in a business model that creates shared and long-term value for all its stakeholders:

IBA increases market share and return for its shareholders, improves quality of life for its customers, patients and employees, and contributes to the well-being of the society. All while maintaining and restoring the planet’s health. IBA has integrated this stakeholder approach into its company bylaws.

This vision is operationalized since 2021 by the B-Corp certification, a holistic tool to assess, benchmark and ultimately improve its sustainability journey.

Learn more about IBA and its technologies, download our new corporate brochure or visit our corporate website.

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