2022-05094 - Temporary scientific engineer for gesture estimation from videos

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Renewable contract : Oui

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Other valued qualifications : master

Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer

Level of experience : Recently graduated

About the research centre or Inria department

The Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée center counts 34 research teams as well as 7 support departments. The center's staff (about 500 people including 320 Inria employees) is made up of scientists of different nationalities (250 foreigners of 50 nationalities), engineers, technicians and administrative staff. 1/3 of the staff are civil servants, the others are contractual agents. The majority of the center’s research teams are located in Sophia Antipolis and Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes. Four teams are based in Montpellier and two teams are hosted in Bologna in Italy and Athens. The Center is a founding member of Université Côte d'Azur and partner of the I-site MUSE supported by the University of Montpellier.


The objective of the ANR FSHD project can be summarized by :

  • Remote assessment and artificial intelligence analysis to validate new outcome
    measures, biomarkers and therapeutic targets for Facio Scapulo Humeral muscular


Assignments :
With the help of Stars team and F. Bremond, the recruited person will develop new algorithms.

For a better knowledge of the proposed research subject :
A state of the art, bibliography and scientific references are available at the following URL, do not hesitate to log in: http://www-sop.inria.fr/members/Francois.Bremond/

Collaboration :
The recruited person will be in connection with the Nice Hospital.

Main activities

  • Analyse the requirements of partners and end-users.
  • Study the limitations of existing solutions.
  • Propose a new algorithm for detecting the behaviours of patients, such as moving arms
  • Evaluate and optimise proposed algorithm on targeted patient video datasets
  • Write reports



  • Computer vision R&D engineer with 2-3 years of experience

Technical skills:

  • Development skills:

- Programming language : mandatory  (C/C++ and python), good to have (JavaScript), API (CUDA).
- Computer vision libraries : openCV, openPose, MediaPipe and similar.
- DeepLearning libraries: TensorFlow, PyTorch.
- Database: SQL (such as my SQL) and NoSQL (such as mangoDB)

  • Knowledge of version management tools (Git)

Important skills : Computer Vision and Strong background in C++ programming.

Languages : English

Relational skills : team work

Other valued appreciated : leadership

Benefits package

  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking (after 6 months of employment) and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage


Depends on experience