Temporary scientific engineer / undefined / Data and Knowledge Representation and Processing / Graduate degree or equivalent (M/F)



September 1, 2022


2022-05015 - Temporary scientific engineer / undefined / Data and Knowledge Representation and Processing / Graduate degree or equivalent (M/F)

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Other valued qualifications : Thèse

Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer

Level of experience : Recently graduated

About the research centre or Inria department

The Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre, created in 2008, employs 360 people including 305 scientists in 15 research teams. Recognised for its strong involvement in the socio-economic development of the Hauts-De-France region, the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre pursues a close relationship with large companies and SMEs. By promoting synergies between researchers and industrialists, Inria participates in the transfer of skills and expertise in digital technologies and provides access to the best European and international research for the benefit of innovation and companies, particularly in the region.

For more than 10 years, the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre has been located at the heart of Lille's university and scientific ecosystem, as well as at the heart of Frenchtech, with a technology showroom based on Avenue de Bretagne in Lille, on the EuraTechnologies site of economic excellence dedicated to information and communication technologies (ICT).


Thanks to regional funding, the INRIA team is developping the open-source project NetworkDisk.

NetworkDisk aims to provide in the Python ecosystem a way to manipulate very large graph with the same defacto standard APINetworkX.

The goal of this project is to mature NetworkDisk to the point where the module become ready to be use massively. The main tasks are:

  • providing extra support for more database backend
  • profiling the usage of the module and improve some of the bottleneck
  • build demonstration of utilisation of the module
  • communicate on the project
  • Assignment

    Missions : Under the supervision of Charles Paperman, the main task of the position are:

  • To contribute to the core of the project and its evolution
  • To contribute to its adoption by providing tutorials and demonstrations
  • To improve the performance of the module
  • To extend its functionnality
  • Collaboration :

    The choosen person will be in relation with Bruno Guillon (LIMOS, université de Clermont Auvergne). He/she will perform public presentation to various community (people from NetworkX, from databases, researchers relying on big network analysis).

    Management :

    The person recruited will be responsible for supervising master and bachelor students on placement. To accompany them in the construction and use of the module.


    Good knowledge of the Python ecosystem and intermediate to advanced SQL

    French and English

    Mathematical knowledge: graph theory, basics of logic

    Computer skills: IC, git, ssh, etc.

    Benefits package
  • Subsidised catering

  • Public transport partially reimbursed

  • Leave: 7 weeks annual leave + 10 days RTT (full time basis) + possibility of exceptional leave (e.g. sick children, moving house
  • Possibility of teleworking and flexible working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sporting benefits (Inria's social works management association)
  • Access to professional training
  • Social security
  • Remuneration

    Remuneration according to profile (civil service grid)

    General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Data and Knowledge Representation and Processing
  • Town/city : Villeneuve d'Ascq
  • Inria Center : CRI Lille - Nord Europe
  • Starting date : 2022-10-01
  • Duration of contract : 12 months
  • Deadline to apply : 2022-09-01
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : LINKS
  • Recruiter : Paperman Charles / charles.paperman@inria.fr
  • The keys to success

    - Young graduate (M2 computer science, data science) - Thesis in Computer Science (database, theoretical computer science) is a plus

    About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    CV and cover letter

    Defence Security : This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.

    Recruitment Policy : As part of its diversity policy, all Inria positions are accessible to people with disabilities.

    Warning : you must enter your e-mail address in order to save your application to Inria. Applications must be submitted online on the Inria website. Processing of applications sent from other channels is not guaranteed.

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