• INRA is recruiting 49 experienced researchers in 2015

    Being an INRA researcher means participating in high-quality research that serves the interests of society. It also means advancing our state of knowledge and contributing to the development of innovative solutions that will allow us to produce food sustainably, preserve the environment, and improve the quality of the foods we eat. INRA uses open competitions to recruit experienced researchers who are proficient at designing and conducting research projects. Applications are open from 2 July to 3rd September 2015.

  • 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.

  • The European Commission renews the "HR Excellence in Research" label attributed to INRA

    As one of the leading agricultural research organisations in Europe, INRA counts the construction of the European Research Area and improving its attractiveness to young researchers among its top priorities. INRA is the only French research organisation to have received the “HR Excellence in Research” label awarded by the European Commission.

  • 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.

  • Just published: the new social responsibility policy guide to help staff

    Social responsibility is part and parcel of INRA’s human resources policy. The goal is to help staff do their job and find ways to improve quality of life. The new guide is now available online.

  • 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.

Careers at INRA

  • Céline Tallet. © @INRA
    The science of listening to animals

    Céline Tallet is an ethologist with INRA’s Joint Research Unit for the Physiology, Environment, and Genetics of Animals and Livestock Systems (PEGASE), located in Rennes.

  • Laurent Philippot. © INRA
    The key to fighting climate change is under our feet

    Laurent Philippot has been vice director of the Joint Research Unit for Agroecology, located in Dijon, since 2014. He is in charge of the EcolDur (1) group, which studies agricultural ecosystems with the aim of designing more sustainable production systems.

  • Lydie Dufour in the field, assistant engineer at the UMR SYSTEM, INRA Montpellier. © INRA, C. Maître
    No garden variety engineer

    Lydie Dufour has always cultivated a taste for research. A horticultural engineer by training, she was drawn to agroforestry and joined the SYSTEM research unit at INRA Montpellier. She shares her experiences working to see the wood for the trees in this relatively underexplored field of study.

  • Portrait of Guillaume Castel © Inra
    Phylogenetics, rodents and the virologist

    Guillaume Castel has been working as a research scientist at the Center for Biology and Population Management at INRA in Montpellier (France) since January 2013.  His field of predilection is the phylogeny of hantaviruses, which cause hemorrhagic fever in humans.  

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