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bioinformatics engineer

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General information


The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas :
• defence and security,
• nuclear energy (fission and fusion),
• technological research for industry,
• fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.

Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, and thanks to its 16000 technicians, engineers, researchers and staff, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.

The CEA is established in ten centers spread throughout France



Division description

The Fundamental Research Division (DRF) of CEA contributes to the advancement of knowledge and technological development, at the highest world level, by conducting research in the fields of physics, chemistry and life sciences. It helps to develop solutions that meet the challenges facing our society, in the service of all the CEA's missions. The DRF employs more than 6,000 people in 10 institutes. Collaboration with other research organisations and universities, in particular through joint research units, is central to the DRF.

Description de l'unité

The Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC) ( is a joint research unit (UMR 9198), one of the 4 research entities of the DRF's Frédéric Joliot Institute of Life Sciences.
The I2BC brings together 650 staff from the CEA, CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay. Its aim is to characterise how the cell functions and, in particular, to understand the molecular processes that govern the organisation and overall physiology of the cell and its interactions with the environment. The I2BC's teams have access to technological platforms offering high-level services in the fields of genomics, biophysics, structural biology, proteomics, imaging and integrative bioinformatics.
Since 2022, the I2BC has chosen to pool its scientific bioinformatics expertise within the BIOI2 platform. The I2BC's bioinformatics platform, BIOI2, is attached to the ‘Institut Français de Bioinformatique' (IFB) as a contributing platform. The platform's missions are i) to provide services and user support; ii) to develop innovative bioinformatics resources; iii) to organise bioinformatics training courses. The platform also aims to implement FAIR practices and encourage the development of integrative bioinformatics.

Position description


Biology, biophysics and biochemistry


Permanent contract

Job title

bioinformatics engineer

Socio-professional category


Job description

As a research engineer working under the supervision of the managers of the Integrative Bioinformatics Platform (BIOI2), you will work closely with other members of the IT department to develop technical solutions for data analysis and dissemination, while paying attention to aspects of performance, scalability, and maintenance of the proposed solutions.

You will strengthen the team to enable the growth of new technologies in bioinformatics increasingly relying on deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies.

You will collaborate closely with the imaging, structural biology, proteomics, and genomics platforms of the I2BC to help them develop analysis processes using the most effective methodologies.

With these platforms, you will participate in technological monitoring and may integrate into national networks where they exchange technological solutions.

You will be responsible for implementing tools to allow users of the I2BC technological platforms to process their raw data, perform necessary calculations and simulations for data interpretation, while favoring their integration for different analysis scales.

You will participate in promoting the activity of the BIOI2 platform nationally by being involved in training actions at the IFB and in sharing its expertise. An important objective of your activity will be to provide support for the deployment of solutions using machine learning and artificial intelligence methodologies. This may typically involve optimizing the parameters of a pre-trained AI model to improve its performance for a specific task. Application areas may range from optimizing image recognition networks for processing electron microscopy data to specializing large language models for protein engineering.

You will need to interact synergistically with other computer scientists responsible for these issues, thus promoting the development of high-level expertise within the Institute focused on promising developments in artificial intelligence and predictive biology.



Applicant Profile

Computer engineer specialized in data science and artificial intelligence and/or holding a Ph.D. in a bioinformatics field with experience in learning methods, you may have expertise in image processing for microscopy or integrative modeling, for example.

Proficiency in Linux and Python, knowledge of machine learning and deep learning libraries, and experience in utilizing resources for intensive computing on CPU and GPU environments are required.

Ideally, you should also have knowledge in the field of biology to better understand the expressed needs. With excellent listening skills, you will frequently interact with engineers from other platforms to envision technical solutions for optimal utilization of high-throughput generated data.

Rigor, organizational skills, and responsiveness will be highly valued attributes.

Service orientation and technical and interpersonal skills aimed at supporting scientific communities in their optimal use of computing systems will be important evaluation criteria for candidates.


Application documents: CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation

To be sent to before 06/28/2024.

Position location



Job location

France, Ile-de-France, Essonne (91)


Saclay / Gif sur Yvette


Position start date