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Job posted by INFIERI (11/06/2013 11.24)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy Early Stage Researcher (ESR) “High Performance Real-Time Platform development and generation” Thales Palaiseau, France, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-INT, 317446, INFIERI "INtelligent Fast Interconnected and Efficient Devices for Frontier Exploitation in Research and Industry"

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Position: ESR fellowship within the Marie Curie ITN INFIERI Project.

Duration: 3 years.

Contract Start: July 1st 2013.

Application Deadline: The vacancy is open until a suitable candidate has been found.


THALES is opening a position for a three years Early Stage Researcher (ESR) fellowship within the European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) INFIERI Project. The ESR will be trained in the new domain of intelligent and fast devices useful for Astrophysics, Medical and Particle physics, as well as in real-time hardware and software architecture and communication systems. The specific training-through-research program will focus on hard real-time hardware design and development taking into account the three domains (Astrophysics, Medical and Particle physics) of the project. The candidate will focus in particular on the tremendous amount of data produced by the sensors and the throughput of these data.
An initial phase of the project is to understand the application needs and to produce the specification and requirements of the hardware platform.
As a second step, the candidate will define a tool chain that allows application programmers to capture the application and that generates the best hardware platform that fits the application needs. To achieve this, the candidate will define, select, design and develop a set of configurable IPs (processors, dedicated accelerators, NoCs, Buses...) and will design and develop a set of tools to explore the design space and search for the best suitable architecture. The aim is to produce a prototype that will be tested on at least one of the three application domains.
The work will be carried out in Thales Research and Technology France. The candidate will participate to trainings, workshops and conferences organized within the INFIERI network. Secondments to partner companies are also planned.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Physics - Other

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Site Description
Thales Research & Technology (TRT) operates at the corporate level as the technical community network architect, in charge of developing upstream and Thales-wide R&T activities, with vision and visibility. In support of Thales applications, TRT mission is to anticipate and speed up technology transfer from research to development in Divisions by developing collaborations in R&T. The research activities of TRT aim to bring breakthrough solutions to the divisions of Thales group.

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Application must contain: letter of motivation, detailed curriculum vitae and transcripts of B.Sc./M.Sc. degrees. To apply, please send the required documents with subject “ESR MP INFIERI” to:

For more information on the INFIERI web site:


Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Required Education Level
Degree Field Physics
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Additional Requirements
Profile and Requirements:

Applicants must have a M.Sc. in Physics or Electronics Engineering, have not yet obtained a PhD degree, and in any case must not have more than four years from the start of their research career (counted from the diploma that gives right to embark in a doctorate studies). Experience in areas related to electronics and data acquisition systems design would be valued. A fluent English level, team working and ability and availability to travel are essential. In order to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the Marie Curie ITN at the date of recruitment, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in France for more than 12 months for the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. French candidates can apply if they have resided in another country for more than 3 years of the last 4 years.
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Project's Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number

317446 ESR12

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