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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-2018-9-CEPIA-1 Sensory engineering for the participatory design of foods taking land specificities into account 9 Process Engineering CRCN Paris Region CEPIA Science and process engineering of agricultural products
CRCN-2018-5-SAE2-3 Spatial Economics applied to the forest sector and forest areas 5 Economics CRCN Grand-Est SAE2 Social sciences, agriculture and food, rural development and environment
CRCN-2018-5-SAE2-2 Dynamics of activities and jobs in rural and periurban areas 5 Economics CRCN Burgundy Franche Comté SAE2 Social sciences, agriculture and food, rural development and environment
CRCN-2018-5-SAE2-1 Economic analysis of food innovation 5 Economics CRCN Paris Region SAE2 Social sciences, agriculture and food, rural development and environment
CRCN-2018-12-MICA-2 Management of host-microbiota symbiosis as a health lever in preventive nutrition and personalized medicine 12 Ecology CRCN Paris Region MICA Microbiology and food chain
CRCN-2018-12-MICA-1 Biochemistry of the conjugative machinery of Gram+ bacteria 12 Genomics and other omic approaches CRCN Grand-Est MICA Microbiology and food chain
CRCN-2018-11-EFPA-2 Ecology of aquatic and riparian communities in agro-ecosystems 11 Ecology CRCN Brittany EFPA Forest, grassland and freshwater ecology
CRCN-2018-11-EFPA-1 Evaluation of the role of biotic interactions in the transfer and recycling of carbon in lake food webs. 11 Ecology CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes EFPA Forest, grassland and freshwater ecology
CRCN-2018-6-PHASE-3 Mechanisms of feed intake regulation in fish 6 Nutrition CRCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems
CRCN-2018-6-PHASE-2 Epigenetics of fish gametes in a changing environment 6 Biology of reproduction and development CRCN Brittany PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems