3D Printing R&D Engineer



Gaston Geenslaan 1, Leuven, Belgium


We are Antleron, a Leuven-based R&D start-up that develops custom bioprocess solutions across a wide range of life science applications, with a focus on advanced and personalized therapies. Using our unique technology toolbox, the Antleron team of multidisciplinary specialists invents and develops biomanufacturing solutions and infrastructure platforms to bring next-generation therapies faster and closer to patients in a sustainable way. Our technology toolbox combines digital twins and 3D printing with the power of cell biology to make our factory-of-the-future vision a reality.

We are currently looking for a 3D printing R&D engineer to strengthen our day-to-day 3D printing operations to enhance the development and integration of the Antleron technology in next-generation cell-based bioprocesses. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with a hands-on mentality and great organizational skills who feels at ease in a nonroutine, dynamic environment. The ability to work well with others as part of our cohesive team, take the initiative, and a willingness to expand your own knowledge and skillset to creatively solve problems are essential.


We are looking for someone who can advance our 3D printing capabilities, using a range of industrial and research-grade 3D printing technologies to design, test, and create innovative parts. You can expect to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Taking the lead in setting up dedicated experiments to improve our innovative 3D printing process flows.

  • Translating application-driven questions from partners to actual functional 3D printed parts, as well as translating our own innovative ideas into new, functional parts.

  • Distilling clear and actionable insights from your findings that result in standard operating procedures and improved process flows.

  • Evaluating proposed actions on scalability and economics and contributing to the translation of established procedures from a lab into a manufacturing setup.

  • Working with a multidisciplinary team covering a broad range of expertise ranging from cell biology to chemical, material, and data engineers. Translating concerns/problems reported by the team into new experiments to find solutions in an adequate manner.

  • Staying up to date with, and reporting on, relevant scientific literature in a concise manner.


We are looking for a hands-on engineer with a team mentality and a passion for continuous innovation. As we are a multidisciplinary team, an inquisitive mind with broad scientific interests and the willingness to learn will ensure you are a good fit for our working environment. In this context, the following characteristics are desirable for this position:

  • An MSc in Engineering or Engineering Technology or equivalent experience.

  • Outstanding planning, organizational, and multi-tasking skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks.

  • A hands-on mentality and the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative R&D environment.

  • Broad interests and a creative mind capable of applying these interests in your work.

  • Eagerness to learn about new technologies.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (Dutch is not required but would be considered a bonus) and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Knowledge of 3D printing, CAD, or design of experiments is a plus but not a requirement.

What we offer

Antleron is a growing start-up with a young and enthusiastic team. Our offering includes the following:

  • A horizontal, non-hierarchical company structure giving you ownership to drive innovation forward.

  • A challenging and high-tech work environment at the forefront of life science technology innovation. We strive to make the next steps in personalized medicine through the application of our cutting-edge technologies.

  • As our technology progresses and the company grows, you will be able to evolve with us.

  • A start-up competitive salary.

  • A flexible work-life balance.

How do I apply?

Send your CV and motivational letter highlighting why you would be the right candidate to hr@antleron.com.

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