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INRA is recruiting 41 experienced researchers in 2018

At INRA, researchers express their creativity within high-level research teams, in order to advance our state of knowledge to lead to concrete and innovative applications, that serve the interests of society. From 2 July to 3 September 2018, INRA is recruiting 41 experienced researchers who are proficient at designing and conducting research projects. Applications are now closed.

INRA is recruiting 41 experienced researchers in 2018. © INRA

You want to support INRA in its commitment to research in the fields of food and nutrition, agriculture and the environment, with open science using digital tools. Join us! INRA is recruiting 41 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 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, plant biology and breeding, digital science, economic and social sciences,
  • ecology, plant and animal health, animal genetics,
  • food and nutrition, animal physiology and livestock systems, microbiology and process engineering,
  • research management.

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: 3 September 2018 at 5pm.
    • For paper applications: 3 September 2018, at midnight (as attested by the postmark).


  • Opening date for applications: 2 July 2018
  • Submission deadline for application packages: 3 September 2018
  • Shortlisting: October 2018
  • Final selection: November 2018
  • Starting date for appointments: from January 2019

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