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Inria, France

Engineer R & D: Web Portal Developer

Scientific Contacts: Christian Barillot, (
Location: Inria Rennes, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France, team Visages (
Starting date: as soon as possible
Duration: 18 months
Salary: starting from 2000€ per month (net of tax), according to applicant’s experience

About INRIA and the position :

Established in 1967, Inria is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences.

Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,500 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future. Educated at leading international universities, they creatively integrate basic research with applied research and dedicate themselves to solving real problems, collaborating with the main players in public and private research in France and abroad and transferring the fruits of their work to innovative companies.

The researchers at Inria published over 4,500 articles in 2013. They are behind over 300 active patents and 120 startups. The 172 project teams are distributed in eight research centers located throughout France.


France Life Imaging (FLI) is a large-scale research infrastructure project aimed at establishing a coordinated and harmonized network of biomedical imaging in France. This project was recently selected by the call “investissements d’Avenir” as an “Infrastructure in Biology and Health”. Its objective is a) to coordinate nationwide research activities concerned with in vivo imaging and combine the skills to push the current technological barriers, and b) to provide scientists a convenient access to a complete range of imaging technologies (150 imaging systems) and integrated services. In addition, the infrastructure will be open to collaborations with industrial partners.

Within this infrastructure, the Node “Image Analysis and Management” (IAM) is coordinated by Inria ( The objective of this node is to build and operate an infrastructure to store, manage and process in-vivo imaging data coming from human or pre-clinical procedures. We plan to contribute to build an archiving and management infrastructure of in-vivo images as well as providing solutions to process and manage the acquired data through dedicated software and hardware solutions. In addition, we plan to build versatile image analysis and data management solutions for in-vivo imaging that will allow the interoperability between distributed production sites and distributed users, heterogeneous and distributed storage solution implementing raw and meta-data indexing.

The main achievements of the IAM node will consist of a versatile software platform made up of several subcomponents, which allows inter-connection of hardware facilities and software platforms. The software development is planned for 3 to 4 years, with an effort of 372 man/months.

Objectives of the position:

In close cooperation with the technical manager, the objectives of the position are:

  • Work into user scenarios defined by FLI-IAM
  • Specification of concrete user stories based on general user scenarios
  • To take in charge the graphical specification of the FLI-IAM web portal
  • Specification of a technical solution for a prototype implementation
  • Implementation of a first prototype of the specified web portal
  • Implementation of a web service API client between the portal and the other platforms, like the databases (ArchiMed, CatiDB, Shanoir) and the processing platforms
  • Deploying the portal prototype to the new large scale test-beds

Scientific and technical qualifications:

  • High level education in computer science (university or grande-école), specialized on software development and web services
  • 2-3 years of software development experience
  • Excellent specification, writing and personal skills
  • Very good knowledge of HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Good knowledge of the web services protocols SOAP and REST
  • Rigor, autonomy, technical curiosity, passion for new technologies and multidisciplinary work
  • Good capability in technical and scientific English and oral practice
  • Knowledge in the field of medical imaging and image processing would be a bonus

This position offers:

  • Rich communication and exchange with top level research teams in France dealing with medical imaging, image processing and medical image distributed data
  • The chance to work in an interdisciplinary environment between health care, radiology and computer science
  • A working environment with innovative technological software solutions and highly motivating operational goals

For eligibility, applications must include:

  • A complete CV with passed experience and relevant education
  • Letters of recommendation from people able to support the application A detailed motivation letter

Please send application to:

Michael Kain (

Please send the position code “WG_PORTAL_VISAGES” in the subject of your application email.


Public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences.

Application details

June 15, 2015
Application deadline:

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