Data-Science Researcher Specialized in Bioinformatics

 CDD · Autres  · 18 mois    Bac+8 / Doctorat, Grandes Écoles   Micropep technologies · Auzeville Tolosane (France)


Machine Learning Datascience Peptides Predictive models Cloud computing


Data-Science Researcher Specialized in Bioinformatics (M/F)

Micropep Technologies, Auzeville-Tolosane, France, Fixed-term contract (CDD – 18 months)

(Homeworking EU/US accepted)

Micropep Technologies is a young innovative plant biotechnology startup based in Toulouse, France. The company, which raised 8.5M€ in the latest fundraising, is developing a new generation of innovative plant stimulation and plant protection solutions for a more sustainable agriculture. Our products are based on a disruptive technology that uses natural peptides (miPEPs) that can transiently regulate the expression of plants’ microRNAs and their targeted genes*.

We are currently looking for a data-science researcher with experience in biology-related problems to develop predictive models with the goal of improving peptide design.


Under the responsibility of the peptide design platform manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Developing predictive models to be integrated in a variety of pipelines including peptide design
  • Implementing and deploying models in our cloud-computing architecture
  • Provide expert knowledge related to state-of-the-art Machine Learning models
  • Taking part in curating and maintaining our data warehouse
  • Taking part in exploratory analyses of data to explore for patterns and trends from past studies, and to provide insight into how to better design peptides


  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, chemo-informatics, mathematics or computer science
  • Hands-on experience in developing machine-learning and/or deep-learning models for biological systems
  • Experience with biological data, in particular omics data
  • Experience with managing a data warehouse and working with large amounts of data
  • Familiarity with SQL and/or NoSQL database technologies, ideally experience in database design
  • Experience in drug discovery and/or peptide design is greatly appreciated
  • Prior use of high-performance computing to train machine learning algorithms is appreciated


  • Programming: OOP and scripting in python
  • Proficiency in using Linux operating system and the command-line
  • Proficiency in using a version-management system like git
  • Theoretical knowledge of main machine learning algorithms
  • Knowledge and good experience of main machine learning frameworks (scikit-learn, keras…)
  • Knowledge of statistics is a plus


  • Good organization skills and good optimization of the working environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines
  • Natural ability for problem-solving
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal (English mandatory)
  • Autonomy
  • Rigor


  • Compensation: based on experience
  • End of application: September 2021
  • Fixed-term contract (CDD), 18 months. This position might lead to a permanent post.
  • Location: Auzeville Tolosane, France or homeworking EU/US
  • To know more about Micropep, check our website:

Applications (CV, cover letters and optional references) must be sent to: with the reference 2021-08/DSN-ML

* Lauressergues, D., Couzigou, J., Clemente, H. et al. Primary transcripts of microRNAs encode regulatory peptides. Nature 520, 90–93 (2015) doi:10.1038/nature14346


Procédure : Applications (CV, cover letters and optional references) must be sent to: with the reference 2021-08/DSN-ML

Date limite : 30 septembre 2021


Amélie Barozet

Offre publiée le 9 août 2021, affichage jusqu'au 31 octobre 2021