Associate - Assistant Professor in Optics

Job description


Télécom SudParis (TSP) is involved in a research activity dedicated to quantitative optical imaging approaches (e.g. biomedical applications, material characterization, …). It is also interested in addressing new imaging challenges such as dynamic samples observation, multiple scattering problem... The successful candidate will:

  • Research: conduct research in the field of computational imaging and develop new instrumental approaches and image reconstruction methods.
  • Teaching: Participate to the teaching activities in electronics and optics (undergraduate engineers), photonics courses (master M1-M2, IP-Paris). Conceive and implement new courses in computational imaging/ data exploitation.
  • Other: Participate to research fundings obtention (ANR, Eu, …) and reinforce industrial and academic collaborations. Get involved in IP-Paris ecosystem (E4H, ICE, …).


  • Experience in higher education and research (Post-doctoral ) or in industry
  • A first experience in research project management
  • Experimental data exploitation/interpretation skills
  • Programming skills (matlab, python, labview, …)
  • Background in instrumental optics, microscopy, holography or tomography is an asset
  • Taste for teamwork and interdisciplinarity

A research experience with multiple teams, or an experience with an international team is highly appreciated.

Job requirements


  • PhD in Optics or Physics or related fields


  • Teaching record (in physics, Optics or other relevant fields), ideally > 80 hours
  • Research record: publications in ranked international journals or conferences.
  • Fluency in English


  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Writing and synthesis skills
  • Relational and pedagogical skills
  • Reactivity, initiative and rigor
  • Ability to work in a team within national or international research contracts, in collaboration with academic and industrial partners
  • Ability to negotiate and coordinate national, European and industrial contracts
  • Ability to manage projects


  • Deadline for applications: March 31, 2023
  • Audition expected date: Between May 9 and June 2
  • Expected work start date: September 1st, 2023 (negotiale)
  • Nature of the contract: Permanent contract
  • Location of the position : Palaiseau (France)
  • The positions offered for recruitment are open to all with, upon request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities
  • Working conditions : teleworking possible, on-site restaurant and cafeteria, accessibility by public transport (with employer's contribution) or close to main roads and staff association
  • Application form (in one document) :
  • - detailed CV
    - motivation letter
    - a statement of further research and teaching activities at Telecom SudParis
    - coordinates of at least two referees
    - a list of the main publications
    Additional elements ( integration statement, research and teaching statement, teaching records, reference letters, distinctions, etc.) are left to the appreciation of the candidate.


    Télécom SudParis (, established in 1979 as the Institut national des télécommunications (INT), is a Grande École which belongs to the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) Group. As a "Grande Ecole", it trains tomorrow’s elite engineers and managers in the field of digital sciences and technology. It is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

    SAMOVAR ( is the research laboratory of Telecom SudParis. It is the entity of the school evaluated by the HCERES (French research evaluation council). It regroups all the academic staff of Telecom SudParis, along with colleagues from ENSIIE doing research in computer science.

    Institut Polytechnique de Paris ( is a public higher education and research institution comprising five prestigious French engineering Schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis. Under the aegis of the Institute, they bring together two centuries of expertise to pursue two major goals: to develop world-class training programs and cutting-edge research. Building on the strength of its five founding institutions, the Institut Polytechnique de Paris has established itself as a leading education and research institution in France and internationally. École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis have contributed to major industrial and technological breakthroughs over the last two centuries. Their alumni include Nobel prize-winners and prominent figures in the worlds of politics, business and research.

    Institut Mines-Télécom ( is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research for innovation. It is a key player in the fusion of science, engineering and digital technology, and takes its schools’ skills into the major fields of transformation in digital technology, industry, energy and the environment as well as their impact on the industry of the future, cities, health, and autonomy.