Télécom Paris

Chair of Junior Professor in Security of Large Digital Infrastructure

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Télécom Paris, a school of the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) and a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, is one of the top 5 French general engineering schools. An institution on a "human scale" but with a strong international component, Télécom Paris is recognized for its proximity to companies. This public school guarantees excellent employability in all sectors and is the leading engineering school for the entire digital vertical (from hardware layers to uses).

With its excellent teaching and innovative pedagogy, Télécom Paris is at the heart of a unique innovation ecosystem, based on interaction and the importance of project mode in its training on the one hand, and its interdisciplinary research on the other. Its teacher-researchers are affiliated with two research laboratories: on the one hand, the LTCI laboratory, which is presented by the HCERES as a flagship unit in the field of digital sciences with remarkable international influence; and on the other hand, the i3 laboratory, Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I3 - UMR 9217 of the CNRS), which pursues a multidisciplinary research program focused on innovation in the framework of a collaboration with the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech

Based in Palaiseau, at the heart of the Institut Polytechnique campus alongside the École Polytechnique, ENSTA, Télécom Sud Paris and ENSAE, Télécom Paris also has an incubator based in Paris at the heart of the French start-up ecosystem.

Télécom Paris is positioned as an open-air laboratory for all the major technological and societal challenges: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, IOT, cybersecurity, large-scale digital equipment (Cloud), 5G/6G, Green IT.


The Chair of Junior Professor (CJP) is intended for researchers in the first part of their career, with a strong potential to manage and lead a research team, as well as to participate in national, European or international projects. It is part of the framework of the law on research programming and in application of decree no. 2021-1710 of December 17, 2021 concerning the junior professor contract.

This chair is offered under a 5-year project contract (CDD). This contract will lead to a tenure in the faculty of the Institut Mines-Telecom, after evaluation of the scientific value and professional integration of the agent by an ad-hoc commission.


  1. Conducting cutting-edge research in the relevant scientific field
  2. Contribution to the reputation of the school through the excellence of the results and distinctions obtained
  3. Participation in and contribution to the development of teaching, the introduction of new courses and the improvement of existing courses
  4. Participation in the development of resources necessary for the financing of research


With the deployment of new digital technologies (5G/6G networks, internet of things, data storage and distribution, cloud computing, edge computing, ...), the need to master the complexity and security of large digital infrastructures is ever increasing and ever changing, whether in healthcare, smart transportation or energy, to name just three important application domains for the school. Networks communications, digital infrastructures, algorithms and data offer an increasingly large surface for exposure to cyber attacks. The risks, in terms of personal or industrial data, are becoming more and more numerous with an impact on our societies that is more and more important and even challenge our sovereignty. Progresses in terms of digital infrastructure security, data protection and cryptography are critical.

The objective of this Chair is to develop research on data resilience and anonymization in relation to the detection and traceability of a cyber attack. The profile sought is deliberately broad in order to attract applications from the various fields covered by this project, in particular cryptography and data protection, network security and software security. The junior professor will have to reach a European recognition and contribute to the international visibility of the laboratory on this topic.

The junior professor recruited within the framework of the present project will contribute to amplify and enrich the existing teaching offer by developing in-depth courses on the security of digital infrastructures, on the protection of personal data and cryptography, or any other idea of teaching related to the research project of the Chair. He or she may be involved in teaching at Master's level, PhD Track, or in the engineering cycle at Télécom Paris. He/she may also supervise projects and internships related to the Chair's research topic. The teaching load remains very reasonable (about 64h TD/year).

Scientific dissemination (publications, communications, ...):

The Chairholder will have to aim at the best publication targets in the field, renowned international conferences (in particular IACR conferences; ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, INFOCOM) and journals (IEEE TIFS, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Journal of Cryptology).

Indicators for monitoring the deployment of the project and the methodology for their monitoring.

The Chairholder will update his or her scientific strategy and success indicators (publications, prizes and awards, financial management, recruitments, valorization of research results) on a yearly basis in collaboration with the laboratory management. A formalized interview, containing follow-up indicators, will be carried out annually with a scientific manager in order to follow the evolution of the work and the concordance of the results with the targeted goals. The interview will conclude with the definition of improvement actions concerning the scientific strategy and the good management of human and financial resources. Intermediate meetings may be agreed upon if necessary.

The Chairholder will set up a scientific animation around his project. This scientific coordination may take the form of a regular seminar, in which members of the laboratory interested in the Chair's research project will participate. It will allow the Chairholder to follow the progress of the Chair's work, solicit interactions and share the scientific issues and problems to be solved.


Project duration : 5 years

Associated funding: 320 K€ (ANR)

200 K€ (ANR)

120 K€ (thesis grant financed by the school)

Job requirements



Ph.D. or equivalent

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

In-depth theoretical and/or applied expertise, allowing the realization of the research and teaching project described below;

  • Proven expertise on the subject (results published in the most prestigious targets in the field, competitive funding obtained in the field of research considered, awards and distinctions);

Undeniable pedagogical qualities.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

International post-doctoral experience in an academic institution or a research and development center;

  • Experience in animation, coordination and evaluation of scientific work (organization of conferences or workshops, animation of a scientific discussion group, participation in program committees, etc.)

Experience in teaching, in French and English.

Abilities and skills :

Ability to work in a team, interpersonal skills ;

Pedagogical skills


The application file must be sent to recrutement@telecom-paris.fr, in the form of a single pdf file (file template to follow). It must include the following elements:

  • Professional background
  • Summary description of previous activity (1 page)
  • Major contributions (3 maximum, described in three pages maximum)
  • Research project (3 pages maximum)
  • Teaching project (2 pages maximum)
  • Complete list of publications and other results obtained
  • Scientific personalities who can support the application (5 maximum)

Complementary part :

  • Thesis or doctoral reports (if available)
  • A copy of the last titles and diplomas

Application deadline: August 31, 2022

Contacts: Hieu Phan (Head of the Cryptography and Cybersecurity team), Gérard Memmi (Head of the Computer Science and Networks Department), Talel Abdessalem (Director of the LTCI), Laurent Pautet (Dean of Research Professors). E-mail: prénom.nom@telecom-paris.fr


Selection Committee:

Analyzes the application files and establishes the list of candidates to be auditioned;

  • Interviews the selected candidates;

Establishes the list of candidates proposed for recruitment. The choice is made on the basis of the merits of the candidates, taking into account the quality and originality of the research and teaching projects presented, the motivation of the candidates and their capacity for scientific and educational supervision.

Placement in a professional situation:

  • Presentation of the research project in a seminar open to members of the host laboratory.

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Chair of Junior Professor in Security of Large Digital Infrastructure
19 place Marguerite Perey Palaiseau, France
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