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ONERA, a central player in aeronautical and space research, prepares the defense of tomorrow, responds to the aeronautical and space challenges of the future, and contributes to the competitiveness of the aerospace industry.

ONERA, a central player in aeronautical and space research, employs more than 2,000 people. Placed under the supervision of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, it has a budget of 266 million euros (2022), more than half of which comes from study, research and test contracts. State expert, ONERA prepares the defense of tomorrow, responds to the aeronautical and space challenges of the future, and contributes to the competitiveness of the aerospace industry. It masters all the disciplines and technologies in the field. All the major civil and military aerospace programs in France and Europe carry part of ONERA’s DNA: Ariane, Airbus, Falcon, Rafale, missiles, helicopters, engines, radars, etc. Recognized internationally and often awarded, its researchers train many doctoral students.

The department

The DTIS department defines within its scope the mission of ONERA, the heart of which is to develop and guide research in the aerospace field. This scope covers the following themes: system identification and control, information perception and processing, artificial intelligence and decision-making, systems and software engineering, cognitive engineering and human-system interaction, applied mathematics and scientific computing, design and optimization. systems, safety and security of cyber-physical systems, robotics and autonomy.
Its activities concern Aeronautics, Space, Defense purposes, with the main applications being aircraft (transport aircraft, combat aircraft, drones, airships, helicopters, etc.), aerospace systems (air transport system, launchers, satellites, etc.) , information systems (surveillance, localization systems, etc.), defense systems (missiles, systems of systems, etc.).

Spread over 3 sites (Palaiseau, Toulouse, Salon de Provence, the department brings together skills in system control, information processing, artificial intelligence, systems and software engineering, human-system interaction, applied mathematics, design and optimization. systems, safety and security, robotics and autonomy.


You will be welcomed into the IVA (Image Vision Learning) research unit bringing together 19 research engineers and 15 doctoral students whose research themes concern artificial intelligence and computer vision for applications in remote sensing, robotics, metrology and sensor design. .

The position is part of a European project (KOIOS) funded by the European Defense Fund and focusing on the development and evaluation of machine learning techniques from limited data and computing resources. Typical examples of these techniques are referenced in the literature as “zero-shot learning”, “few-shot-learning”, “incremental learning”, “transfer learning”, “semi-supervised learning”, “domain adaptation”, etc. . and aim to go beyond the classic framework of supervised learning whose conditions of use are rarely encountered for real applications, in particular when they are related to defence.

As part of this project, you will be responsible for:

  • Participate in the design of Artificial Intelligence algorithms adapted to the use cases of the project, in collaboration with the other members of the unit.
  • Develop software for demonstration.
  • Participate in project meetings (face-to-face or remotely)
  • Participate in the drafting of reports and deliverables.
  • Write research articles (conferences or journals) to promote the results.

This position will be the subject of an open-ended contract Project or Research Operation Contract for the KOIOS project for a minimum period of 30 months.


  • Engineer or PhD with demonstrated experience in artificial intelligence, data science or computer vision.
  • Mastery of “Deep Learning” environments (Pytorch, Tensorflow).
  • Good command of English (oral and written) to ensure interactions with project partners.

Joining ONERA means joining the leading player in aeronautics and space research in France, it means building the future now, it means innovating every day in a cutting-edge sector.

At ONERA, you will find a balance between professional life and personal life and an environment that promotes the continuous training of employees.

Our company is committed to a policy in favor of the integration and continued employment of people with disabilities.

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