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Research Engineers Patient-Specific implants (MSCA Action) - Belgium  

Materialise (company)

Posted on : 10 September 2017

Project Description

Materialise is a dynamic Belgian high-tech worldwide company, founded in 1990, with over 1.500 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through its software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing). Our customers are in diverse industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research and academia.

Research Engineers Patient-Specific implants (MSCA Action)


For the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action CURABONE, Materialise is looking for three highly motivated researchers to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

As a research engineer, you will have the opportunity to support the development of a new generation of patient-specific implants. You develop and validate predictive models using advanced modelling techniques such as Finite Element Analysis, MusculoSkeletal Modeling and bone healing. You work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to understand the problem and to design solutions that meet their needs.


  • Applicants should have a Master’s degree in engineering (biomedical, mechanical, mathematical or computer sciences) or equivalent.
  • You are passionate about innovation in medical 3D printing and have a strong interest in 3D biomechanical modelling (FEA, Musculo-Skeletal Modelling, Bone modelling). Prior experience in any of these fields is a strong plus.
  • You a born problem solver with strong analytical skills and you are ability to work independently with a proactive yet critical mind-set.
  • You speak Python or are willing to learn this software language. In addition, you’re also fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • High mobility for international training in Spain, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

Candidates will also be required to meet the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria:

  • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. They are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.

What we offer

Materialise offers you an inspiring and challenging job with growth potential in an innovative field of expertise. You will be part of a multidisciplinary research team within a dynamic company that highly values openness, trust and team spirit.

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action CURABONE will provide high quality network-wide scientific training courses and complementary skills training. The candidate will also have the opportunity to register for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Leuven.

Recruitment Process

This post is available from September 8th 2017 onwards and the candidate should normally start between October 9th and December 9th 2017 and will be offered a full time fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months.

The application must be accompanied by an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (in the european format), academic credentials (mark sheets and degree statements) and at least 2 letters of reference from previous academic supervisors. Submissions will be not considered eligible without these documents. The candidate is asked to clearly state his/her motivations into the submission form. More information on the recruitment process can be found on the Curabone website mentioned above.

Send your application by October 9th 2017 through the online application form on our company website to ensure a quick response.