2021-04153 - Data Scientist in Pl@ntNet team
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Niveau de diplôme exigé : Bac + 5 ou équivalent

Fonction : Ingénieur scientifique contractuel

Niveau d'expérience souhaité : Jeune diplômé

A propos du centre ou de la direction fonctionnelle

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.

Contexte et atouts du poste

The person recruited will work in the Pl@ntNet research and development team, composed of engineers, computer scientists and botanists working in two laboratories: the Montpellier Computer Science Research Laboratory (LIRMM, Inria ZENITH team) and the AMAP mixed research laboratory. The Pl@ntNet team is a world pioneer in the application of AI technologies to biodiversity.

In particular, the position will take place in the context of a French research project (CARPESO) aimed at developping innovative digital agricultural technologies. 

Mission confiée

The main mission will be the development of a tool for counting seeds in images via deep learning approaches. This will be done in the continuity of a previous development based on pytorch and a U-Net segmentation model.

Principales activités

Main activities (5 maximum) :

- Handling of existing framework

- Re-training of the existing model based on new training data and evaluation

- experimentation with other types of models/architectures and evaluation

- integration of the best model in the existing web demonstrator 


Technical skills and level required : python, pytorch, web technologies

Languages : English or French



  • 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


From 2632 euros gross monthly (according to degree and experience)