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Research Engineer in Model-Based Safety Engineering for Autonomous Systems H/F

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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 French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a public research organism. Major player in research, development and innovation, the CEA operates within the framework of its four missions:
• defense and security
• nuclear energy (fission and fusion)
• technological research for industry
• basic research (material sciences and life sciences).
With its 16,000 employees - technicians, engineers, researchers, and research support staff - the CEA participates in numerous collaborative projects

Description de l'unité

Within CEA, the CEA LIST/LSEA (Embedded and Autonomous Systems Design Laboratory) carries out research on methods, design principles and tools for the engineering of efficient and trustworthy embedded and autonomous systems.
The laboratory has a recognized expertise in the field of model-based design of safety-critical systems, and has initiated an upstream work for the mastery of advanced technologies of safe self-adaptation and integration of trustworthy autonomy in critical systems. The lab plays an important role in standardization groups like AUTOSAR in the automotive domain as well as in the OMG (Object Management Group) standardization body responsible for the UML, SysML and MARTE standards, and contributes to the Eclipse open source model-based development platform Papyrus (

Position description


Mathematics, information, scientific, software


Fixed-term contract

Job title

Research Engineer in Model-Based Safety Engineering for Autonomous Systems H/F

Socio-professional category


Contract duration (months)


Job description

Manufacturing, construction, and agriculture are major driving forces for the European economy and prosperity. Maintaining its competitiveness in these sectors demands highly efficient and flexible processes, and this can be achieved through digitization. Novel intelligent robotic capabilities that can be deployed side-by-side with humans and can operate and adapt to dynamic environments can accelerate this process. However, existing robotic systems cannot fit well into such settings as they are not versatile and flexible enough to automate certain tasks, cannot collaborate safely with humans in open and dynamic environments, nor are they easily and economically adaptable to process and environment changes.


LSEA coalesces multidisciplinary research and innovation in human-robot collaboration and intelligent multi-agent systems, aspiring to design the next generation of manufacturing floors, construction sites, and agri-food production, where humans and intelligent machines will seamlessly work together. It proposes to scale collaboration from the single human-agent dyad to a peer-based synergy between multiple interconnected robotic systems featuring different physical and cognitive properties, supporting various tasks in collaboration with human workers, robotics and other agents.

The LSEA offers a full-time research engineer position in the cross-cutting fields of model-based safety, AI, and autonomous systems. The research engineer will be required to undertake some or all of the duties below:

·        To conduct research and to contribute to the production of research results in the areas of model-based safety engineering, AI safety, and autonomous systems.

·        To conduct individual and collaborative research including: development of technologies; analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research.

·        To undertake appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project.

·        To develop and initiate collaborative working internally and externally, duties to include: the building of internal contacts and participation in internal networks; collaboration with colleagues on joint projects as required; participation in and identification of external networks in order to share information and identify potential opportunities for collaboration and possible sources of funding; attendance at and contribution to relevant meetings.

Applicant Profile

Successful candidates must hold a Master’s, or a PhD (or be near completion) in systems or software engineering, model-based engineering, safety engineering, computer science or a closely related topic. We are mainly looking for highly motivated applicants with:

·    Expertise in safety engineering.

·    Knowledge of the principles, tools, and processes for model-based  engineering.

·    Background on AI and autonomous systems will be considered an advantage.

·    Self-learning and teamwork skills.

·    Strong technical programming skills. Practical experience with Eclipse IDE and Java.

Position location



Job location

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



Candidate criteria

Recommended training

Master's, or a PhD (or be near completion) in systems or software engineering


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