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Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Ref : ESF-8310
Posting date : 30/03/2018
Deadline for application : 30/04/2018

Employer : Mines de Saint-Etienne - Ecole de IMT
Contract : Tenure position
Location : SAINT-ETIENNE, Rhône-Alpes, France
Salary : N/A

The Center for Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant professor (Maître Assistant) level in the area of computer science and healthcare data analytics to start in October 2018. Candidates must have European Union citizen status.
The École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (EMSE), École de l’Institut Mines Télécom, under the supervision of the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital Technology, is assigned missions of education, research and innovation, transfer to industry and scientific, technical and industrial culture.
The EMSE consists of 1,800 engineering and research students, 420 staff members, a consolidated budget of €50M, three sites on the Saint-Etienne campus (Loire Department), a campus in Gardanne (Bouches-du-Rhône Department), five educational training and research centres, seven research laboratories, a scientific, technical and industrial cultural centre (La Rotonde) and development projects in France and abroad.
The Center for Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering (CIS), one of the 5 training and research centers of the school, brings together professors in industrial engineering / computer science, biomechanics, and process engineering around health applications: biotechnologies, tissue engineering, e-health, computer assisted surgery, medicine and personalized patient clinical pathway...
The I4S department of the CIS is a research team dedicated to health-care systems and services. I4S is also part of the Laboratory of Computer Science, Modeling and Optimization of Systems (LIMOS, UMR CNRS 6158). I4S has been working over 10 years on improvement of healthcare delivery systems and health services. I4S has strong partnerships with hospitals (CLB, ARS-Ile de France, HCL, CHUSE, ...), industrial companies (HEVA, LOMACO, EOVI, CETAF, ...) and has an international mirror team in Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
I4S starts a new research line focused on healthcare data analytics to face increasing industrial demands. Topics covered include: (i) analysis and extraction of data / process mining, (ii) machine learning, (iii) medical decision making. I4S aims to combine operations research, data science and machining learning to answer important research questions in healthcare and medicine such as patient pathway prediction, impact of new technologies on a clinical pathway, improving medical decision making with big data.



The candidate must be committed to teaching courses in healthcare data analytics at both undergraduate and graduate levels including "Ingénieur Civil des Mines", Master of Biomedical Engineering, Master of Industrial Engineering and relevant professional and vocational training. The main teaching assignments include health data modeling, machine learning, medical decision support, bio-statistics and the candidate should have an understanding of the importance of both supervised and practical courses, along with the tutoring of projects and internships/work experiences. The design of new activities and the development of innovative teaching methods, in particular related to digital technology such as MOOCs, will be an integral component of the teaching mission.


The successful candidate will integrate the new research theme "Healthcare Data Analytics" dedicated to medical data analysis including data mining/analysis, process mining, machine learning, and medical decision making.

These assignments will be carried out on the Saint-Etienne (42) EMSE campus.

Candidate profile

The candidate should hold a doctorate in computer science, industrial engineering or data science. Significant experience of teaching in the aforementioned fields (teaching instructor, contracted teacher and/or ATER status (temporary teaching and research assistant status)) at under-graduate or post-graduate cycle levels will be appreciated.
The main candidate assessment criteria are as follows (non-exhaustive list):
- Significant teaching experience (development of digital courses, reference works…) in the previously mentioned fields, at under-graduate or post-graduate level, will be appreciated, along with development of new teaching methods.
- Capacity to develop a strong externally-funded research program in healthcare data analytics.
- Capacity to successfully integrate the team project, the centre and the research laboratory
- Production of scientific articles: quality and number of publications in A-ranked scientific journals according to HCERES (Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education) criteria.
- Partnership-based research: direct industrial partnerships, collaborative research, support to start-ups …
- International partnerships
- Good command of the English language, significant international experience
- Capacity to obtain the Accreditation to Supervise Research qualification (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in the five to seven years following the candidate’s recruitment

By application of the specific status of teaching staff of the Mines Telecom institute (modified decree n° 2007-468 of the 28th March 2007), candidates should hold a doctorate diploma or a similar recognized qualification level, equivalent to the required national diplomas.
In addition, candidates should have European Union citizen status as of the day of the application submission (law 83-634 of the 13th July 1983 referring to the rights and obligations of public employees; Art. 5 and 5 bis).
Required date for taking up the position: October 1, 2018.

Application process

The application file should include:
- An application cover letter
- A curriculum vitae outlining teaching activities, research work and where appropriate, relations with economic and industrial sectors (maximum 10 pages)
- Recommendation letters, at the discretion of the candidate,
- A copy of the Doctorate diploma (or PhD),
- A copy of an identity document
These documents should be addressed for the attention of the Director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, at the latest by April 30, 2018, date as per postmark, and sent to:

École nationale supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne
For the attention of Madame Elodie EXBRAYAT
Department of Personnel and Human Resources
158, Cours Fauriel
42023 Saint-Étienne cedex 2

Candidates selected for an interview will be informed rapidly. Part of the interview will be held in English. Cover letters, CVs and application files written in English will be accepted, but applicants will have to demonstrate in their application file their ability to efficiently communicate in French with students, fellow faculty members and the school administration. For those invited to be interviewed, the same will be expected in oral form and tested by the selection committee.

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