The Management Information System (MIS) group is in charge of developing database applications for organizing the scientific workflow at the ESRF. One of the key performance indicators on which the success of the ESRF is measured is the number of scientific publications and their scientific impact.
A custom software application, called PUMA (Publication Matching), developed by the neighboring high flux neutron reactor is mining publication data to match scientific publications with experiments and methods. The data harvested by this system provides a powerful basis for further analysis and can be used to monitor and analyse scientific trends, impacts, maps of research fields, potential users and communities. PUMA is based on several machine learning (ML) and Big Data algorithms written in SCALA, whereas the Business Intelligence part is written in JAVA.
Your mission will be to adapt the PUMA application to ESRF needs and to implement additional algorithms (ML and Big Data) to enrich its functionality. The PUMA package will be of strong interest to other Research Infrastructures, and all further developments shall be made in a way that they can be used generically.
You will work in close collaboration with the team in charge of supporting scientific visitors (User Office), the Management Information System Software group, the facility that originally developed PUMA, and other research infrastructures participating in H2020 projects.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your quality of life and your installation in the Grenoble area when relocation is needed. The monthly salary may be complemented by additional allowances upon eligibility (expatriation allowance, etc.).
The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.
Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.
Supported by 22 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.