Reference : UMR6074-DOMLAV-008
Workplace : RENNES
Date of publication : Saturday, August 6, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 36 months
Expected date of employment : 3 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2462 € and 3126 € gross monthly according to experience
Desired level of education : Higher than 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent
The mission of the research engineer is part of a European research project, the BioPIM project, EIC PATHFINDER program, which started in May 2022. This project aims, among other things, to parallelize and evaluate algorithms in the field of genomics on a "Processing-in-Memory" (PIM) architecture. The hardware architecture is based on a new DRAM memory developed by the company UPMEM (a project partner) which allows the creation of 8 GB memory arrays that integrate 128 microprocessors. More specifically, the mission will be to develop, parallelize, implement, test and validate algorithms in the field of genomics on PIM architectures.
• Parallelize genomic algorithms on PIM
• Implement parallelization on UPMEM servers
• Evaluate the performances
• Participate actively in the European project BioPIM
- Programming languages: C, C++, Python
- Testing and continuous integration methodologies
- Technical English
Level of training
- Engineer, Master, PhD
Field of training
- Computer science, Software engineering
NB: knowledge in genomics is not required
IRISA (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires) is today one of the largest French research laboratories (over 850 people) in the field of computer science and new information technologies. Structured in seven scientific departments, the laboratory constitutes a pole of research excellence with scientific priorities such as: bioinformatics, system security, new software architectures, virtual reality, mass data analysis and artificial intelligence.
The candidate will be attached to the GenScale team, IRISA, Beaulieu, Rennes. GenScale is a research team in bioinformatics. Its main objective is to develop methods, tools and scalable software for genomic data processing. The research is motivated by the rapid development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and third-generation sequencing (TGS) technologies which pose very challenging problems in terms of both bioinformatics and computer science.
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