Bioinformatics Senior Engineer

 CDI · Ingénieur autre   Bac+5 / Master   Micropep technologies · Auzeville Tolosane (France)  Based on experience


Bioinformatics Programming Pipelines Software Cloud Computing


Bioinformatics Senior Engineer (M/F)

Micropep Technologies, Auzeville-Tolosane, France, Permanent contract (CDI)

(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*.

The peptide design platform is currently looking for a bioinformatics senior engineer with strong programming skills and knowledge of biology to join the team and both develop and strengthen its bioinformatics pipelines.


Under the responsibility of the peptide design platform manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Developing and industrializing micropep’s bioinformatics pipelines
  • Assisting in the set-up of new research proofs of concept
  • Providing support around micropep’s bioinformatics-related pipelines and tools
  • Implementing pipelines using cloud-computing services
  • Developing our core bioinformatics software


  • M.S. required (PhD preferred) in computational biology or mathematics or computer science
  • 3+ years’ experience in biological software and algorithm development (contribution to recognized bioinformatics software is appreciated)
  • Experience in implementing data processing pipelines in a cloud computing service is highly appreciated
  • Experience with working with biological data including any omics data
  • Experience in using publicly available bioinformatics software
  • Prior use of high-performance computing environments is a plus


  • Programming: fluent OOP and scripting in python
  • Excellent algorithm design skills and data structure knowledge
  • Proficiency in using Linux operating system and the command-line
  • Proficiency in using a version-management system like git
  • Knowledge of AWS or another cloud-provider is highly appreciated
  • Knowledge of standard bioinformatics tools, databases
  • Familiarity with the biological data formats (Fasta, Fastq, GFF, …)


  • 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 (written English mandatory)
  • Autonomy
  • Rigor


  • Compensation: based on experience
  • End of application: September 2021
  • Permanent contract (CDI)
  • 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-BIF

* 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-BIF

Date limite : 30 septembre 2021


Amélie Barozet

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