Recruitment of a charge de recherche in electronics

MINES ParisTech is hiring a charge de recherche in electronics

In the frame of the development of research and teaching activities in the area of Electronics: Sensors, Embedded Systems, Mechatronics, MINES ParisTech, member of PSL Research University, is opening a permanent position “chargé de recherché” in Electronics. In MINES ParisTech, a “chargé de recherché” is a member of staff with a permanent position having research as main duty, with some teaching. Equivalent positions outside France would be lecturer or assistant professor.

This position is targeted to a young (approximately 3 – 15 years after PhD) researcher (f/m) willing to develop multidisciplinary research combining fundamental and applied sciences in the area of Electronics: Sensors, Embedded Systems, Mechatronics.



In line with its training activity, MINES ParisTech develops a research activity that covers a wide range of scientific disciplines. The eighteen research centers are organized in five departments: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Energy and Processes, Mechanics and Materials, Mathematics and Systems, and finally, Economics, Management and Society.

MINES ParisTech research aims at both academic excellence and socio-economic impact. This research model is developed in close interaction with the socio-economic world: private or public sector companies, and also institutions and public administrations. MINES ParisTech is the first school in France by its volume of research on contracts, carried by Armines, the Mines ParisTech Foundation or MINES ParisTech. This special positioning allows the School expanding its staff and maintains unique experimental and digital platforms highly appreciated by its partners.

This ability of MINES ParisTech and companies to work together on ambitious scientific and industrial issues is recognized nationally and internationally. For example, the CNRS silver medal awarded to Madeleine Akrich, two French Research Agency industrial chairs and the renewal of the Carnot label in 2016. MINES ParisTech is positioned at the 23rd place in the QS World University Rankings by subject and in the top 100, 150 and 300 of the Shanghai engineering thematic rankings.



The CENTRE FOR ROBOTICS (CAOR) ( is one of the main research centres of MINES ParisTech, located in Paris France. The CENTRE’s thematic axis are:

  • Autonomous Mobile robotics, for which original embedded algorithms are developed
  • Mobile mapping systems for 3D cartography of urban environments
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality, applied to various domains: industrial design, therapy, culture (new forms of cinema, cultural mediation), video games.
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for which new algorithms are designed, in order to increase their capacity of perception, also by using a new generation of sensors
  • Logistics, with a focus on the means of transportation optimisation

The CENTRE FOR ROBOTICS is also deeply involved in the teaching curriculum of the civil engineer cycle: common-core courses, specialized courses, and optional courses.



The candidate is expected to be able to perform fundamental and applied research in the area of electronics and sensors, embedded perception and robotics. He/she should be autonomous and develop and build research projects in collaboration with academic and industrial partners.


The successful candidate is expected to develop his/her own research direction in the area of embedded computer vision and real-time environment perception, and participate to the supervision of PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and trainees. The Centre for Robotics manages a state-of-the-art hardware base (experimental vehicles, robotics platforms, sensors, other) and a software base (algorithms, middleware, drivers) which need to be reinforced, especially in the field of the advanced driving assistance systems. To this end, a particular emphasis will be placed on the non-conventional vision systems for scene analysis and environment perception, in the mobile robotics framework and autonomous driving. The other axis of research is the hybridization of the machine (and/or deep) learning algorithms with the computer vision, in order to bring “intelligence” to the environment perception embedded systems.

The candidate will be expected:

  • To propose new topics and perform research with a high scientific visibility being also attractive for industrial applications, with a particular focus on the perception systems for mobile and autonomous robotics, non-conventional vision systems (lightfield cameras, multi/hyper-spectral imaging, structured light, event-based vision), machine learning and deep learning;
  • Publish in the best scientific journals;
  • Apply for projects on the national and international level and build projects in collaboration with industry keeping, at the same time, high scientific standards.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to set up or resume small classes or courses that are part of the educational offer of MINES ParisTech. The teacher may also be involved in the Common Core Teachings of his Department in the cycle "Civil Engineer" and the cycle "Engineer Isupfere". He will also be able to intervene in the modules of Generalist Engineer making use of the resources of the Centers of the School. He will finally be able to tutor Acts of Undertaking. He will participate in the selection and graduation of students in the cycles that will appeal to him. He will supervise PhD students, students with Bac +5 or Bac + 6 and engineering students. If necessary, it will contribute to the institution's e-learning offer or to international replications of the School's courses at its international partners, in both french and english. He will have to prove an educational experience in the field of the job. He will assume his share of the administrative work of organization of the lessons and the industrial visits.

The ability to deliver English lessons or MOOCs is required. An experience of digital education is a plus.

During the first years, these teaching activities will be devoted to :

Electronics and circuits: The successful candidate is expected to participate to various teaching activities in MINES ParisTech, in particular, in teaching the course of Electronics and Circuits (30 hours in total, half-day during 8 weeks), which is mainly oriented on the digital circuits on FPGA, but also using some other well-established cards such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and other associated sensors. This a practical teaching, which is ending by a practical student project, as evaluation. The task consists in providing several courses, laboratory work and project supervision.

MAREVA option courses: Second teaching task is related to the MAREVA (Applied Mathematics, Robotics, Vision and Automatics) option, in the 2nd year of the engineer cycle. The purpose here is teaching the course of new imaging sensors and image processing algorithms. These are privileged interaction moments with other teaching staff and the PhD students.

Management of the technical means for teaching: A supervising task is necessary and should be carried-on for insuring the full functioning of the electronics laboratory and its workshop, ready at any moment to host all the teaching activities, the mechatronics projects, in the best safety conditions. The laboratory is equipped with 31 PCs, and one course room for which the availability should be guaranteed. To this end, a team is sharing all these tasks, composed by a professor, an electronics technician and a mechanics technician. He/she will also be encouraged to suggest new courses which would enrich the spectrum of courses offered by MINES ParisTech.

There is an external teaching “in immersion” for the mechatronics course, dedicated to the Polytechnical School students, during 3 weeks at full time, every September of each year.


Candidate qualifications
  • PhD in the fields affiliated to robotics, perception and machine learning.
  • Background in electronics, embedded systems and sensors.
  • Demonstrated experience in students’ supervision.
  • The successful candidate must have mounted and participated in research projects in collaboration with companies in computer vision and artificial learning. Coordination experience of some research projects will be appreciated. The candidate should justify of a research activity linked to the industry.
  • Experience in the two areas of mobile robotics developed by the laboratory, will be appreciated :
    • Experience in-embedded computer vision, real-time object and people recognition, spectral imaging, 3D imaging and / or event-based vision will be appreciated.
    • Experience in advanced driver assistance systems for the autonomous vehicle and intelligent transportation will be a plus.
  • Interest to develop in Centre of Robotics a high-level research attracting international recognition, in collaboration with other Centre of Robotics’ researchers.
  • Capacity to generate a strong activity in publishing and in research visibility.
  • Potential in building research projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in the international context.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate in English.
  • Will to learn French for foreign candidates.



The application should consist of the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV
  • Copies of official transcripts for all degrees at all institutions attended
  • List of publications and of oral communications at scientific conferences
  • Three recommendation letters to be sent by the reference person directly to Optionally, to provide contact details of three researches to be contacted for recommendation.
  • Research project in Electronics: Sensors, Embedded Systems, Mechatronics (5 pages limit)


Please send the documents before 26 april, 2018, to the following address :

Secrétariat du Centre de Robotique – MINES ParisTech

60 boulevard Saint-Michel

75006 Paris