Lab Automation Developer

 CDD · IE  · 12 mois (renouvelable)    Bac+5 / Master   Micalis (INRAE & AgroParisTech) · Jouy-en-Josas (France)

 Date de prise de poste : 16 février 2023


Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering, Cell-Free Systems, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics


The successful candidate will take part in research projects funded by the French funding research agency (ANR) and the EU (H2020) at the MICALIS Institute. MICALIS (INRAE & AgroParisTech, Jouy-en-Josas, France) is a research unit of more than 350 researchers developing multidisciplinary approaches and promoting microbial systems biology towards the development of synthetic biology applications for health and biotechnology. Within MICALIS, the recruiting research team ( specializes in developing computed aided design tools for biotechnology.


Developing algorithms and methods to optimize the Design-Build-Test-Learn (DBTL) process in Synthetic Biology. Tools will be developed in several scientific fields such as metabolic engineering, cell-free system, biosensing… and will aim to drive liquid handlers or analyze results from bench devices. Written in Python, tools will have to be conda-ready and delivered with a complete test set.

Profile & Skills

  • Master's or Engineering degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or Computational Chemistry.
  • Strong programming skills as well as good knowledge of Unix-like OSs are required.
  • Good communication in English and strong collaborative skills.
  • Prior knowledge in Conda, workflow management systems (such as snakemake, and ideally Galaxy), git versioning system, and continuous integration paradigm is a plus.

Duration & Contract

Position is open for 12 months (then renewable for 6 months or more). The candidate will be hired through a fixed-term contract in accordance with the French legislation. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information and references:


Procédure : Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter and contact details of two references to yorgo.el-moubayed[at]

Date limite : 1 décembre 2022


Yorgo El Moubayed

Offre publiée le 18 novembre 2022, affichage jusqu'au 1 décembre 2022