Offre d’emploi

POSTE : Communication Manager
LIEU : Limoges (87)
ORGANISME : Substra Foundation

Job offer: Substra Foundation is looking for a Communication Manager with a DIY mindset and who loves open source

Substra Foundation is an independent non-profit organization aiming to promote privacy-preserving machine learning and foster scientific and economic collaborations. It coordinates an open source project of a software framework named Substra, enabling by-design trustless, traceable, privacy-preserving ML orchestration.

It aims at federating a vibrant community of users and contributors. The first contributor and a core partner is Owkin, a fast-growing health data AI startup that dedicates a complete technical team to the development of the framework.

The first public release of the framework (H2 2019), developed by Owkin, will mark the start of the open source collaborations with the broader community.

Substra Foundation ambitions to develop its action in several sectors. As of beginning of 2019 it is engaged in 2 collaborative research projects in healthcare:

  • Healthchain: a French public-private consortium composed of hospitals and health centres, research institutes, specialised ML startups, financed by BPIFrance. The consortium objective is to conduct 3 specialized ML projects in a federated learning setting (each one on datasets from 2 different hospitals)
  • Melloddy: a EU H2020 project gathering 7 partners and 10 industrial pharma companies, to implement a federated and privacy-preserving machine learning orchestration platform in support of drug discovery ( application currently under validation by the IMI)

To complete its core team, contribute to these exciting projects and coordinate the Substra open source initiative, Substra Foundation is recruiting a Communication Manager.

Your profile:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in communication and/or marketing and/or community management
  • DIY mindset with skills in writing, image, video, emailing, social media, web, community management
  • marketing/business acumen
  • wanting to be part of team, wanting to contribute to shape the adventure (not to be a client of the organization!)
  • interest in open source software, online collaborative communities, web cultures
  • bilingual French/English
  • (bonus) some knowledge of research dissemination
  • (bonus) interest in AI and machine learning
  • (bonus) some knowledge of software development culture/mindset


  • Based: France (Limoges or Nantes preferentially)
  • Start date: between May and September 2019
  • Remuneration range: market-level salary

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Note : cette offre est rédigée en anglais car c’est la langue de travail au sein du projet. La langue maternelle de la plupart des membres de l’équipe est le français