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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 were open from 2 July to 3rd September 2015. You can no longer apply.

In 2015, INRA is recruiting 49 experienced researchers. © INRA
Updated on 09/03/2015
Published on 06/30/2015

9 Experienced Research Scientists (CR1) on the basis of a project

These positions are open:

  • to candidates with 4 years' experience in research and who have a PhD (or equivalent),
  • or to candidates who can justify scientific work judged to be equivalent to these conditions.

The candidates' projects should be in the fields of food and nutrition, agriculture or the environment.
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40 Research Directors (DR2) on the basis of a project

These positions are open:

  • either to candidates belonging to the French tenured civil service category of 'Chargé de recherche' (Research Scientist) and who have been an Experienced Research Scientist (CR1) for a minimum of 3 years at the time of application
  • or to candidates with 8 years' experience in research and who have a PhD (or equivalent),
  • or to candidates who can justify scientific work judged to be equivalent to these conditions.

Candidates' projects should be in one of the following fields of research: agronomy and environment, economic and social sciences, digital sciences, human nutrition, food safety and process engineering, ecology, plant and animal health, genetics and animal and plant physiology, research management.
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New this year: you can apply online

This possibility is open on a pilot basis, feedback will help improve the procedure for the next open competitions.
Paper applications are still possible.

Key points

  • Before starting to fill in your application file (online or paper), read the Guide for Applicants carefully
  • Take the necessary time to fill in your application file.
    Online, we will keep your modifications as you fill in your file.
  •  You must respect the deadline for submitting applications:
    For online applications: 1st September 2015 at 5pm
    For paper applications: 3rd September 2015, at midnight (as attested by the postmark).


- Opening date for applications: 2 July 2015
- Submission deadline for application packages: 1st September 2015 (online) 3rd September 2015 (paper)
- Shortlisting: October / November 2015
- Final selection: November / December 2015
- Starting date for appointments: from January 2016

Experienced Research Scientists (CR1)

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Research Directors (DR2)

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And also

A senior research director (DR1)

DR1 competitions are held on an as-needed basis to fill vacancies upon request of a scientific directorate. Applicants submit their application file for the job profile corresponding to the available vacancy at INRA.

  • postdoctoral (or equivalent) researchers with at least twelve years of research experience
  • or applicants who can show proof of equivalent work experience.

The field of research is "Bioinformatics and structure of proteins and nucleic acids"

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In the shoes of an INRA researcher

More than 1200 research scientists work in INRA research teams. Experienced researched scientists manage the research teams which participate in their project and research topic.

Céline Tallet: the science of listening to animals > Read her portrait

Céline Tallet. © INRA

Sylvain Raffaele: on the front line of plant defences  > Read his portrait

. © INRA, Inra
© INRA, Inra

More than 700 research directors conduct large projects and manage INRA research teams.

Cindy Morris: distinguished for her contribution to society  > Read her portrait

. © INRA, Anne Glemin
© INRA, Anne Glemin

Laurent Philippot: the key to fighting climate change is under our feet > Read his portrait

Laurent Philippot. © INRA