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R&D Automation Engineer - Medical devices for cancer treatment

Requisition ID:  2222

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Work regime:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


Innovating for life since 1986, IBA has become the global leader in proton therapy, considered the most advanced and accurate form of radiotherapy for cancer treatments using ionizing rays. Thanks to the unique properties of protons, tumors can be targeted more accurately while limiting exposure to surrounding healthy tissues. We provide two types of therapy centers: IBA’s Proteus®PLUS, offering a multi-room solution, and the Proteus®ONE, a more compact single-room solution that is easier to install, integrate, and operate. To date, over 58 world-renowned medical institutions have built a Particle Therapy Center with IBA across 3 continents.

Challenges we trust you with

As a member of the Automation Engineering Team in the R&D Department, you will be involved in various lifecycle phases of control systems and industrial IT.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with team experts to analyze automation projects and define hardware and software specifications.
  • Developing software by analyzing, programming, testing, and commissioning related control systems while ensuring project documentation aligns with internal QMS procedures and guidelines.
  • After a transition period, owning a ‘control unit’ and its related software solutions. You will oversee development follow-up, prepare work packages, and be responsible for overall quality.
  • Providing high-level technical support following system start-ups.


Our domain ranges from hardware definition to web HMI; from field experience to version control.

Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy - a more targeted treatment

Proton Therapy is considered the most advanced currently available therapy and a valuable treatment modality for thousands of adults and children who are diagnosed with cancer. Proton Therapy aims to destroy cancer cells by delivering proton beams to a target tumor. Protons release their energy within the tumor target area while limiting the radiation to the surrounding healthy tissues.

IBA Proton Therapy website.

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