Permanent research position in data-driven simulation for medical applications

The MIMESIS team is seeking applications for a full-time permanent research position in the area of Data-driven Simulation for Computer-Aided Medical Interventions. The MIMESIS team is an Inria research group, located in Strasbourg, France. Its main focus is the development of novel methods for Computer-Guided Interventions. In this multi-disciplinary research field, we are making strong contributions in the areas of real-time, data-driven, patient-specific, soft tissue deformation, but also contact modeling, data assimilation, machine learning, non-rigid registration, augmented reality, and robotics. We are also actively involved in the development of a large open-source software, SOFA, used by several companies and many academics.

Job description

The position is a full-time research position, equivalent to assistant professor level, where teaching is encouraged but not required. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our work, we are seeking expertise in several domains: computational mechanics, machine learning, computer vision, and scientific computing. As a researcher at Inria you are expected to:
  • Conduct world-class scientific research
  • Publish in the best international conferences and journals,
  • Acquire and manage external funding for both fundamental and applied research projects,
  • Actively participate in collaborative work with our team members and research partners,
  • Supervise Masters and Ph.D. students

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Computer Science (or equivalent).
  • You have a minimum of 1-year experience at Postdoctoral level
  • You have an outstanding track record of research in one of the following fields:
    • Modeling and simulation such as finite element methods
    • Scientific computing (optimization methods and other numerical techniques)
    • Computer Vision (in relationship with physics-based modeling or surgical procedures)
    • Machine Learning (Bayesian Methods, Deep Learning and other AI methods)
  • A track record of acquiring research funds is an advantage,
  • Experience with valorization (e.g., industrial research projects, tech transfer) is an advantage.

How to apply?

  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the MIMESIS team (see below)
  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date of February 16th, 2020
  • Details about the application process are here:
  • A pre-selection will be made among the submitted applications.
  • If pre-selected, the applicant will be interviewed by a panel of independent researchers
The MIMESIS team is one of the 200 research teams at Inria, the French research institute for digital sciences. MIMESIS is a culturally diverse and dynamic team, located on the hospital campus in the center of the city of Strasbourg. We are also members of the University of Strasbourg, regularly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. 

More details about employment at Inria can be found here:

The selected candidate will be appointed in the Fall of 2020.
For any question contact: Prof. Stéphane Cotin, MIMESIS team leader,