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INRA is recruiting 49 experienced researchers in 2016

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 4 July to 30 August (online applications) or 2 September (paper applications) 2016. You can no longer apply.

INRA is recruiting 49 experienced researchers in 2016. © INRA

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 and their interactions.

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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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Facilitate the procedure by applying online!

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: 30 August 2016 at 5pm.
    • For paper applications: 2 September 2016, at midnight (as attested by the postmark).

Calendar

  • Opening date for applications: 4 July 2016
  • Submission deadline for application packages: 30 August 2016 (online) or 2 September 2016 (paper)
  • Shortlisting: October 2016
  • Final selection: November 2016
  • Starting date for appointments: from January 2017

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.

Yuna Chiffoleau, chargée de recherche en sociologie au département Sciences pour l’action et le développement de l’Inra. © INRA
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Yuna Chiffoleau: the long and short of short distribution channels > Read her portrait
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Mickaël Henry: decoding animal behaviour > See the film
Céline Tallet, chercheuse à l'Inra. © INRA
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Céline Tallet: the science of listening to animals  > Read her portrait

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

Bruno Fady, directeur de recherche et directeur adjoint de l'unité de recherches Écologie des forêts méditerranéennes à l’Inra d’Avignon. © INRA
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Bruno Fady: Pleasure is Genetic > Read his portrait
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Elisabetta Giuffra: science, a sort of internal freedom > Read her portrait
Laurent Philippot, directeur de recherche à l'Inra. © INRA
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Laurent Philippot: key to fighting climate change is under our feet > Read his portrait