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Research directors. © INRA

Research directors

Updated on 08/21/2017
Published on 01/14/2013

More than 700 research directors manage major INRA research projects and teams

Research directors, recognised for the quality of their scientific publications and the excellence of the projects they have carried out, are responsible for leading and managing major projects or research units.

Research directors are capable of managing all aspects of European programmes, or research teams of significant size.  Their proven expertise is appreciated by regulatory bodies or by organisations responsible for major socioeconomic challenges.

Research directors undergo regular evaluations of their activities by their peers.  Their career development and remuneration are sustained and they can benefit from internal promotion arrangements.

Job opportunities

INRA seeks researchers from all disciplines to reinforce laboratory and fieldwork teams. Researchers will be heavily involved in scientific networks and tackle environmental, economic and social issues. They are expected to strive for excellence and come up with useful, concrete applications for the real world. Individual research projects will go hand in hand with group efforts in a bid to further knowledge and innovation, in order to produce sustainably, preserve the environment, and improve human nutrition.

 > INRA is recruiting through open competitions