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Permanent Jobs, Disability

Each year, INRA recruits tenured researchers and engineers and welcomes several hundred foreign researchers and students.

Permanent researchers of all nationalities are recruited through a competitive process to select highly-qualified candidates. They are tenured from the start, and they can express their creativity and reach a level of excellence for the pleasure of discovering and developing effective applications useful to society today. Permanent engineers of all nationalities are selected using the same competitive procedure. They have major technical and managerial responsibilities.

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INRA will recruit over 30 research scientists - applications closed

Whatever scientific discipline they have been trained in, researchers depend on laboratory and field activities. Involved in scientific networks, they respond to environmental, economic and social issues. In striving for excellence, they discover and create concrete applications, useful for society. Personal research and collective projects overlap to advance knowledge and to contribute to innovation, whether it means producing sustainably, preserving the environment or improving human nutrition.

Each year, INRA organises open competitions to recruit research scientists (CRCN). The recruitment campaign is generally aimed at young researchers who have recently obtained their PhD. Candidates are recruited on the basis of their scientific competence which they will put to the service of INRA's major research axes by responding to a research topic. Candidates must have published articles on the results of their PhD.

Positions are open in a wide range of scientific disciplines such as agronomy and livestock research, reproductive and behavioural biology, molecular biology, ecology, economics, genetics, process engineering, genomics and other -omics, geography and geomatics, informatics and artificial intelligence, instrumentation, robotics and imaging, mathematics, mathematics and informatics for living organisms and the environment, nutrition, medical and veterinary sciences. 


- Opening date for applications: 29 January 2018
- Submission deadline for online applications: 5 March 2018
- Submission deadline for paper applications: 28 February 2018

- Pre-selections: April-May 2018
- Final selections: June-July 2018
- Starting date for appointments: from 1st of September 2018

Consult the offers, apply

Applications closed. The deadline for applications was 05/03/18 at 5pm (Paris time).

You can still consult the Guide for Applicants and the details of the positions by clicking on the tab “Posts available”.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us at concours_chercheurs@inra.fr

By Human Resources Directorate
Updated on 28 January 2014
Published on 24 January 2013

32 post(s) available

Profile number ↑ Title of job/theme ↑ Open competition number ↑ Field / Discipline ↑ Category ↑ Location ↑ Structure ↑
CRCN-2018-15-SA-2 Epidemiology of animal diseases in the context of lower inputs and agro-ecology 15 Medical and veterinary sciences CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes SA Animal health
CRCN-2018-15-SPE-3 Epidemic recurrence and plant resistance management 15 Ecology CRCN Paris Region SPE Plant health and environment
CRCN-2018-14-EA-3 Remote detection of crop functioning 14 Instrumentation, robotics and imaging CRCN Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur EA Environment and agronomy
CRCN-2018-3-SAD-1 Complexity of management in agro-ecological livestock systems 3 Agronomy, forestry and animal production CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes SAD Science for action and sustainable development
CRCN-2018-3-PHASE-1 Ecosystem services of grassland rearing systems 3 Agronomy, forestry and animal production CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems
CRCN-2018-13-SAD-3 Economics of adaptation to climate change in food systems 13 Economics CRCN Occitanie SAD Science for action and sustainable development
CRCN-2018-13-SAD-2 Organization and dynamics of animal – human “health territories” 13 Geography and geomatics CRCN Corsica SAD Science for action and sustainable development
CRCN-2018-7-GA-2 Flexibility of lipid reserves in reproducing females 7 Genetics CRCN Brittany GA Animal genetics
CRCN-2018-7-GA-1 Analysis of the genetic determinism of nutrient allocation in growing pigs under thermal stress conditions 7 Genomics and other omic approaches CRCN French West Indies-French Guiana GA Animal genetics
CRCN-2018-9-CEPIA-2 Enzymatic and chemical reactivity in the digestive tract 9 Genomics and other omic approaches CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes CEPIA Science and process engineering of agricultural products
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Open competitions for Research Scientists


Title of recruitment campaign
Open competitions for Research Scientists
Research theme
Epidemiology of animal diseases in the context of lower inputs and agro-ecology
Profile number
Scientific discipline
Medical and veterinary sciences
Number of competitive entry examination
Title of competitive entry examination
Animal and plant epidemiology


Geographical region
Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Name of unit
UMR0346 - Epidémiologie des maladies animales et zoonotiques
Address of unit
Website of unit
Structure to which the unit is attached
SA Animal health
Centre in which the unit is based


Key activities and required skills
Livestock production is faced with the challenge of designing systems using less inputs and with a limited environmental impact. One strategy is to promote the natural processes of pathogen regulation by creating an environment adapted to the ecological and evolutionary functioning of the species. The aim of the position is to study how the use of ecological processes in livestock farming can promote the regulation of infectious diseases and limit the use of inputs, and in particular to identify the major ecological processes available, understand their mechanisms at population level, and identify the avenues that can be implemented.
Training required
PhD or equivalent. Skills in population and quantitative approaches are recommended. Knowledge in animal health, livestock farming systems and ecology would be desirable. Communication skills and work experience in a multidisciplinary context with actors in the field would be a bonus. Candidates should have a good command of English, and long-term international experience would also be desirable. Successful candidates who have not yet acquired this experience abroad will be required to do so after their probationary period (1st year).

Responsible scientific inquiry before any nomination

M. Xavier Bailly
+33 (0)4 73 62 40 32