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R&D Nuclear Physicist

   Back Region: Belgium Kind of contract: Fixed term Work regime: Fulltime Location: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve
Retour Région: Belgium Type de contrat: Fixed term Régime de travail: Fulltime Lieu: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve
Zurück Region: Belgium Art des Vertrages: Fixed term Arbeit Regime: Fulltime Standort: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve
  返回 地区: Belgium 样的合同: Fixed term 工作体制: Fulltime 地点: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve

Job Description

Description de l'emploi



To this date, all IBA products and systems are based or use either particle accelerators or particle detectors. Therefore, expertise about nuclear and electromagnetic interactions between particle and matter is key for various purposes. For instance, Monte Carlo simulations are used for:
  • Shielding design for low- and medium-energy cyclotrons used for isotope production;
  • Shielding design for high-energy accelerators used in Particle Therapy;
  • Optimization of irradiation techniques for industrial applications using electron and X-ray beams;
  • Development of new cancer treatment modalities using proton, heavy ion or electron beams;
  • Support to the development of new detector concepts.
These simulations are sometimes experimentally validated through measurement campaigns, and different simulation packages are used depending on their relevance and the results to be obtained. More recently, IBA has also started to grow its expertise in matter activation resulting from the use of proton and electron beams, in preparation of building and equipment decommissioning and as part of its sustainability program.
As R&D Physicist, you will be involved in maintaining and developing this very specific expertise. You will learn from IBA’s experience and bring your own skills and motivation to further develop it. This includes developing your own network through collaborations with universities and participation to relevant workshops and conferences.





Hard skills
  • Master degree in Engineering or Physics with a strong background in Nuclear or Particle Physics, preferably with a PhD;
  • Proficiency in the use of Monte Carlo radiation transport codes (e.g. MCNP6, PHITS or GEANT4), including modelling complex geometries. Experience with the use of activation code such as FISPACT would be an asset;
  • Experience in programming or scripting languages (Python, C/C++/C#, VBA, Matlab…) in a LINUX environment.
Soft skills
  • You are able to organize your work autonomously and take initiatives;
  • You are curious and willing to keep on learning and acquiring new skills/tools, as an expert;
  • You are rigorous and meticulous in your daily work and its documentation;
  • You are able to present your results in a comprehensive way, you adapt your message to your audience;
  • You are fluent in English and proficient in French;
  • You are willing to travel worldwide (a couple of weeks a year).

We offer a fixed-term contract of 2 years.





Who are we?
IBA is a listed company, headquartered in Belgium, and employs 1500 people across the globe mobilizing their skills and passion to Protect, Enhance and Save lives
We develop, manufacture and support innovative equipment and software solutions for diagnostic, cancer treatment, and industrial applications.  
Innovating for life since more than 30 years, IBA has opened new ways to diagnose and fight cancer and become the worldwide technology leader in the field of Proton Therapy, which is today the most advanced technologies treatment against cancer.  Our core particle accelerators knowledge is unparalleled, with 100,000 patients treated on our proton therapy solutions and over 550 accelerators in operation globally. 
One Mission, 4 business lines 
IBA ‘s world class expertise lies in the development of: 
next generation Proton Therapy technologies  
Radiopharmaceuticals providing oncology care providers with premium quality services and equipment 
Dosimetry advanced solutions for Quality Assurance of medical equipment and increased patient safety 
particle accelerators for the Industrial and medical world. 
Our 4 business lines are employing more than 1,500 passionate professionals worldwide dedicated to our Mission:  Protect, Enhance and Save lives. 

Sustainability commitment

As a company, we are focused on striking the right balance between our stakeholders: increasing our market share and the return for our shareholders, improving the quality of life of our customers, patients and employees, and contributing to the well-being of our society, while also maintaining and restoring our planet’s health.

“Since 2021, IBA is recognized as a certified B Corporation (or B Corp). B Corps are companies that promote ‘business as a force for good’, balancing profit and purpose. They meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.”

Check out our webpage sustainability to find out more! 
Join us 
At IBA we dare to develop innovative solutions pushing back the limits of technology. We achieved worldwide recognition in our field by supplying the world's top oncologists with the most precise, cancer-defeating, technologies. 
If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning. 





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.

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R&D Nuclear Physicist

Region: Belgium Kind of contract: Fixed term Work regime: Fulltime Location: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve

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