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Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Mar 2021

Grenoble INP – UGA is a university recognized for its academic and research excellence through obtaining the French label “Initiative d’excellence”. It offers innovative engineering and management programs, with an increasing internationalization of its course offers. The courses are grounded in sound scientific knowledge and linked to digital, industrial, organizational, environmental and energy transitions. The school constitutes the institute of engineering and management for Grenoble Alpes University, with its 1300 staff members (teacher-researchers, lecturers, administrative and technical staff) and 9000 students. It located on 8 sites (Grenoble INP - Ense3, Grenoble INP - Ensimag, Grenoble INP - Esisar, Grenoble INP - Génie industriel GI, Grenoble INP - Pagora, Grenoble INP - Phelma, Polytech Grenoble, Grenoble IAE and the INP Prepa). Grenoble INP is also a highly-ranked institution of higher education and research, leading the way in the fields of engineering and management on an international scale. It is a member of a large number of international academic and research networks. It is part of the European University UNITE!.

As part of Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble INP has associated guardianship of 40 national and international research laboratories and of technological platforms. The research conducted there benefits both its socio-economic partners and its students. Grenoble INP is at the heart of the following scientific fields: physics, energy, mechanics and materials science, digital science; micro and nano-electronics, on-board systems; industry of the future, production systems, environmental science and management.

Grenoble INP - UGA is s an equal opportunity employer committed to sustainability. Grenoble INP-UGA celebrates diversity and equity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applications will be considered without discrimination of any kind.


Short profile: Design and management of complex, evolutive and responsible systems

Category: Associate Professor

Job number: 27 MCF 0357

Field of expertise: 27

Recruitment date: 1st September 2021

Location: Grenoble

Keywords: Software Engineering, components, continuous integration, complex systems


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Ensimag is one of the best French engineering school in the fields of digital and information technology. It offers very high-level conceptual and technological courses in the fields of computer science and applied mathematics. It prepares students for careers in digital engineering in different fields such as information systems, banking, embedded systems, networks, but also the industry as a whole, for digitalization, design and decision-making tools.

Teaching profile:

Ensimag, a recognized school of higher education in digital and information technology, wants to strengthen its course offers in the field of computer system design in the broadest sense. The courses focus on the implementation chain to train engineers in the design of secure systems: from modeling to implementation with evaluation and testing (programming, system, architecture, algorithmic, discrete mathematics, service architectures and distributed applications ...) of all the elements of the processing chains taken from software and hardware components that are validated, proven or certified.

The successful candidate must have a strong knowledge of computer science and software development. He or she will have to be involved in the teaching of the Ensimag core curriculum (1st year and about 50% of the courses in the 2nd year): algorithmics and programming, interface modeling and implementation, software projects (in particular the "software engineering" project during the 2nd year), software architecture and eco-responsible development. This common core constitutes the foundation of our engineering program and is recognized by our industrial and research partners. The courses allow our students to specialize in their field while remaining generalist and adaptable in their approach. The newly recruited faculty member might be led to develop courses at the frontier of applied math and computer science and is expected to take on pedagogical responsibilities.

He/she will have to get involved in the setting up of project-based teaching and training methods using digital technology, in collaboration with the pedagogical teams involved in the program.



Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG) is one of the largest laboratories in Computer Science in France. It is structured as a Joint Research Center (French Unité Mixte de Recherche - UMR) founded by the following institutions: CNRS, Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble Alps University.

500 members of LIG (faculty, full-time researchers, PhD students, administrative and technical staff) are distributed over three sites in Grenoble and its suburbs: the Saint Martin d'Hères Campus, Minatec, and the Montbonnot Campus.

The mission of LIG is to contribute to the development of fundamental aspects of Computer Science (models, languages, methodologies, algorithms) and address conceptual, technological, and societal challenges. Increasing diversity and dynamism of data, services, interaction devices, and users influence the evolution of software and systems so they need to guarantee the essential properties such as reliability, performance, autonomy, and adaptability. Addressing such challenges is the objective of 24 research teams organized in 5 research fields:

Data and Knowledge Processing at Large Scale,

Distributed Systems, Parallel Computing, and Networks.

Formal Methods, Models, and Languages,

Interactive and Cognitive Systems,

Software and Information System Engineering.

LIG focuses on the fundamentals of Computer Science and experimental developments while taking into account new societal challenges.

Research profile:

The increasing complexity of systems challenges traditional design and control methods. This complexity is related to: (i) multiple actors and levels of intervention (applications, services, systems, etc.); (ii) a distributed software architecture, with heterogeneity and massive scale of components; (iii) the dynamic nature of operating modes and runtime environments.    In addition, one must now take into account new properties from design to execution in terms of responsibility and ethics. Challenges include establishing methods and tools for the design, integration and continuous on-line evolution of systems.

The scientific profile and the research project of the candidates will have to fall under at least one of the following themes of the Software Engineering and Information System Axis of the LIG:

- Model and method engineering (model inference, dedicated languages, ... );

- Test methods to guarantee the safety and non-regression of systems during evolution;

- Confidence management in data and documents;

- Architectures and middleware for reconfigurability and dynamic software evolution, coordination of multiple managers;

- Model-based decision methods for self-adaptation (continuous and discrete automation, dynamic scheduling, reinforcement learning, ...).

Restricted regime area (ZRR): YES NO

(French governmental protection of scientific and technological research program)

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