• 35 doctoral candidates selected for Agreenium’s International Research School

    Agreenium’s International Research School (EIR-A) offers a PhD programme of excellence and aims to improve the job prospects of doctoral students by raising their awareness of the major challenges facing society at the international level. This year, 35 doctoral candidates were chosen for the 2014/2015 class.

  • Lisa Wingate, blazing new trails in research

    Lisa Wingate, research scientist at INRA’s ISPA research unit (Atmosphere-Plant-Soil Interactions) in Bordeaux, is the winner of the 2014 Young Researcher Award. She brings insatiable curiosity and creativity to her first 15 years of research.

  • Human Resources at the service of scientific strategy, managed at a local level

    INRA has adhered to the European Charter for Researchers since 2006, and is therefore committed to continual improvements in its Human Resources policy.  This approach underpinned the wide-ranging discussions on all HR processes that resulted in the Strategic Framework Document on Human Resources (2013-2017) that now provides the foundations for the policies implemented.

  • Jobs for researchers: receive our news

    INRA employs nearly 1800 researchers and welcomes a large number of doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows of different nationalites. You can receive our alerts for news of offers and opportunities for becoming a researcher at INRA, find out more about the different positions available in the world of research, get to know men and women who work at INRA and follow the highlights of our research.

  • International mobility

    Each year, INRA welcomes more than 1500 foreign researchers and students in its research units. Offers are put online regularly on the website jobs.inra.fr. Besides, the new website "PhD in France" gathers offers open to English-speaking foreign students.

Careers at INRA

  • Sylvain Raffaele © Inra
    On the front line of plant defences

    A scientist in the Joint Research Unit for Plant-Microbe Interactions (LIPM) at INRA in Toulouse, Sylvain Raffaele obtained a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2013. This grant will enable work to understand plant defence mechanisms more clearly, and also the abilities of some pathogens to circumvent them.

  • Lisa Wingate © Inra
    Telluric microorganisms and the carbon cycle

    Lisa Wingate is a research scientist at INRA’s Ephyse research unit (Physical and functional ecology of the environment) in Bordeaux. She received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2013 for her promising work on the role of microorganisms in the soil in atmospheric carbon flow on a global scale, in particular through carbonic anhydrase, an enzyme she has studied and characterised.

  • Mickaël Henry © Inra, C. Slagmulder
    The buzz behind the bee

    Researcher at the Bees and Environment Research Unit in INRA PACA Centre, Mickaël Henry receives the 2013 Young Researcher Award

  • Portrait of Marie-Josèphe Amiot-Carlin. © INRA, Inra
    Nutrition: the key to good health

    Marie Josèphe Amiot-Carlin is the Research Director for INRA’s Nutrition, Chemical Food Safety and Consumer Behaviour Division and the Deputy Director of the INRA/Inserm Joint Research Unit for Nutrition, Obesity and Thrombotic Risks at Université d’Aix-Marseille. Throughout her career, she has worked to show the connections between plants and people, their health and their environment.

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