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INRA Identity - Careers and jobs © INRA

Welcome to INRA

INRA, a committed employer

Working at INRA means working with 10,000 individuals all striving to produce quality research that reflects society’s concerns, informs public policymakers and leads the way in innovation for agriculture and communities. Recruitment, integration and career development and orientation are all part of INRA’s continued commitment to improving its human resources policy.

As a public employer, INRA strives to create stimulating working conditions and promote its values of openness throughout the organisation. As a result, INRA is there at every step of its employees’ careers and has put various actions into place that range from maintaining transparent hiring practices to ensuring a supportive environment and providing professional orientation services. Specific measures include:

  • A charter for doctoral candidates and young researchers to clarify their hosting and integration conditions
  • An in-house charter for recruiting and hosting contractual staff (French only)
  • A new online platform to announce job postings, launched in 2013: http://jobs.inra.fr/en
  • Hiring practices that aim for gender equality: of INRA’s 8339 permanent staff, 50.3% are women
  • An international perspective: 30% of junior researchers recruited in 2013 were from countries other than France
  • A voluntary disability policy: people with disabilities make up 6% of all staff
  • A dynamic social policy that includes CESU (cheques for universal employment services), rental risk guarantee, relocation assistance, recreational subsidies and more
  • Easy access to training: a budget of €4.6 million allocated to train more than 7000 employees every year 
  • A “Health-Safety-Environment” charter to ensure safe working conditions

INRA receives the “HR Excellence in Research” label awarded by the European Commission

INRA is the first French research organisation to have received the “HR Excellence in Research” European certification. The European Commission awarded the Institute this honour in 2010 for its human resources policy in research and confirmed it again in 2014.> Find out more

INRA also received the first “ANDès Initiatives Prize” for two of its initiatives supporting junior researchers: the “HR Tutors” programme and the "EDEN” School for doctoral students and supervisors. The prize was presented to INRA as a part of the French Community of Doctors’ Days organised by France’s National Doctors’ Association (ANDès) in 2013.> Find out more

A high calibre working environment with state-of-the-art facilities

Europe's top institute and the world's number two organisation for its publications in agricultural, plant and animal sciences, INRA strives to create stimulating working conditions and promote its values of openness throughout the organisation. As a result, INRA is there at every step of its employees’ careers and has put various actions into place that range from maintaining transparent hiring practices to ensuring a supportive environment and providing professional orientation services.

In INRA's 17 research centres throughout France and overseas French territories, INRA teams collaborate in national and international research programmes with state-of-the-art experimental facilities.

In 2016, INRA was designated as one of the top 100 most attractive employers in France for students. INRA was placed 33rd in the engineer’s edition of the 2016 Top Employers of the Institut Trendence.> Find out more