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.
Meet the men and women of INRA at the 2015 International Agricultural Show from 21 February to 1 March. The Show is a privileged opportunity for the Institute to meet with the public, partners, professionals and the media, and present a portion of its research results and innovations related to climate change and agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.