• Jean Tirole, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, meets INRA's President

    Jean Tirole, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics and President of the Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation–Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), and Bruno Sire, President of Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, met with François Houllier, President of INRA on 15 October in the context of a meeting devoted to the Foundation, an innovative institutional structure of which INRA was one of the founder members.

  • INRA 33rd most attractive employer for engineers

    For the fourth consecutive year, INRA has been ranked as one of the most attractive employers in France for students. The institution came in 33rd in the Engineering/IT edition of Top Employers in France in 2014, published by Institut Trendence.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Portrait of Guillaume Castel © Inra
    Phylogeny, the rodent 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.  

  • Portrait of Sandra Sainton. © INRA, G. Hostache
    The art of managing risk

    Sandra Sainton has shown exemplary determination and drive in her role as occupational health and safety officer since 2009.

  • 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 Claudia Dussaubat. © INRA
    Bees without Borders

    Claudia Dussaubat, originally from Chile, is carrying out her thesis in the Bees and the Environment Unit at INRA’s PACA site in Avignon.

  • Dominique Blancard © Inra, C. Slagmulder
    A friendly font of agri-knowledge

    Engineer at the Joint Research Unit for Vine Health and Agroecology in Bordeaux, Dominique Blancard receives the 2013 Engineer's Award.

Fixed term contracts