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Research Engineer - Automated Synthesis of Processor Micro-Architectures for Hardware Security 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 CEA's technology research division (DRT) develop a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of information and communication, energy and health.CEA technology research division leverages a unique innovation-driven culture and unrivalled expertise to develop and disseminate new technologies for industry, effectively bridging the gap between the worlds of research and industry.CEA-List is a research institute specialized in smart digital systems, located in the heart of the Paris-Saclay science and technology cluster.

Description de l'unité

The Innovative Functions for Mixed Circuits Laboratory (LFIM) is focused on electronic design and software systems that meet requirements in terms of energy efficiency, size, operating reliability, real-time performance and safety. These systems are used in a wide range of fields, including embedded systems (transport, energy, connected objects), and consumer and professional electronics. The technologies developed within the laboratory draw on the latest advances in nanoelectronics, automation, embedded artificial intelligence and cryptographic acceleration. They respond to the societal challenges of sustainable development and trust in digital systems, while offering new applications made possible by new information and communication technologies. To this end, the LFIM studies, designs and integrates digital and mixed processing architectures on silicon for application needs in the fields of IoT, radio frequency circuits and cyber-physical systems.

Position description


Information system


Fixed-term contract

Job title

Research Engineer - Automated Synthesis of Processor Micro-Architectures for Hardware Security H/F

Socio-professional category


Contract duration (months)

15 months renewable

Job description

  Join our dynamic multidisciplinary technological research team focused
  on hardware security and SW/HW analyses through formal
  methods. Contribute to a national collaborative research project
  aiming to automate the synthesis of processor micro-architectures,
  specifically targeting embedded RISC-V processors.

Main Missions

  • Participate in the specification and development of an approach for the automated application of countermeasures at the architectural or micro-architectural levels.
  • Implement architectural models of hardware countermeasures, focusing  on fault injection attacks, along with their software support.
  • Analyze the interplay between architectural and micro-architectural features, specifying means to express micro-architectural features in a high-level synthesis flow.


Applicant Profile

Applicant Profile

  • Ph.D. in electronics or computer science with a background in
    embedded systems.
  • Significant experience in processor architecture and/or hardware
  • Knowledge of RTL synthesis flows, EDA tools, and formal methods is a
  • Comfortable in a multi-disciplinary research environment with a
    balance between applied and theoretical research.

Technical Skills

  • Computer architecture and programming: Embedded processor
    architectures, low-level machine code, embedded software, hardware
    architecture description languages (HDL).
  • Experience working collaboratively with R&D industrial and academic

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team while demonstrating
  • Scientific curiosity with a taste for technical challenges.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to understand
    complex issues.
  • Transverse vision and the ability to take a step back.
  • Rigorous work methods and synthesis skills.
  • Strong communication skills.

Position location



Job location



  Grenoble or Paris area


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