Research Engineer Interactive Segmentation

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Company: Materialise
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 14:08:03

The Position

Materialise is a dynamic, high-tech company headquartered in Belgium, with offices worldwide. Founded in 1990, today we have over 2,100 employees around the globe. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through our software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing). To achieve this goal, we collaborate with businesses in diverse industries such as automotive, aerospace, healthcare, research, and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

The Software Research Team within the Medical Business unit develops next generation pre-op planning and image processing applications that may impact our current product portfolio by evaluating emerging technologies and through lean software prototyping. As a research engineer, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our next generation of segmentation tools using state-of-the-art techniques such as deep learning. You work closely with internal business partners to understand business problems and design solutions to meet their needs.

This position as Research Engineer at Materialise will be in the format of a Baekeland mandate. More information:

Qualifications & Experience


  • You develop software tools for application in a next generation of AI-based interactive segmentation tools and evaluate the performance of these tools experimentally.
  • You apply a lean prototyping approach to quickly develop software prototypes that demonstrate feasibility of novel technologies and improve existing software tools and processes.
  • You will further develop and support the maintenance of our Python-based software prototyping framework that is used in the research team.
  • You stir your findings in reports in a clear, scientific and accurate way. You have sound verbal skills to inform every team member about your results.
  • Requirements

  • You have an MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields and are open to the idea to pursue a PhD through the IWT Baekeland program.
  • You are a born problem solver with strong  analytical skills and you are able to work independently with a proactive yet critical mindset .
  • You are passionate  about new technologies, with the foresight to see how they can support different business needs. 
  • An  innovative  and entrepreneurial mindset, allowing you to find creative solutions to complex challenges. 
  • You have strong coding skills (e.g., python, C++) and are able to quickly prototype.
  • Prior experience with machine learning and/or deep learning for 3D medical image processing is a strong plus. Familiarity with working in the medical device field is preferred.
  • You are fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • We offer an inspiring and challenging job with growth potential in an innovative market. You will be part of a dedicated team within a dynamic company that highly values openness, trust and team spirit.

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    Having a healthy work-life balance

    When creating a better and healthier world, a good place to start is with yourself. That’s why we encourage our employees to stay fit both physically and mentally by offering sports workshops and flexible hours with the possibility of working remotely.

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    Personal growth and career opportunities

    Materialise invests in people and want to see them grow in a career that fits them best. We offer personal training to every employee, so they can access every available career opportunity.

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    Team building

    It’s also important to enjoy working at Materialise. With initiatives such as memorable team building activities, lively after-work drinks and team lunches, we’re building a work environment in which our employees feel good.

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    Innovation is key

    Innovation isn’t an empty word at Materialise. We create and deliver high-tech solutions in additive manufacturing. Innovation and leadership by our employees is both encouraged and rewarded.

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