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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 is recruiting 37 research scientists until 4 March 2019. You can no longer apply.

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, sylviculture and livestock research - Cell, reproductive and developmental biology - Biology of organisms - Molecular biology - Ecology - Economics - Genetics - Process engineering - Genomics and other -omics - Geosciences - Informatics and artificial intelligence - Neurosciences and behavioural sciences - Nutrition - Probabilities and statistics - Operational research and decision support - Medical and veterinary sciences - Sociology. 


- Opening date for applications: 31 January 2019
- Deadline for applications: 4 March 2019
- Pre-selections: April-May 2019
- Final selections: June-July 2019
- Starting date for appointments: from 1st of September 2019

Consult the offers, apply

Applications closed on 4 March 2019, 5pm (French time).

For information purposes, you can consult the Guide for Candidates and the details of the job profiles by clicking on the tab "posts available" at the top of this page.

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

37 post(s) available

Profile number ↑ Title of job/theme ↑ Open competition number ↑ Field / Discipline ↑ Category ↑ Location ↑ Structure ↑
CRCN-2019-15-SAD-1 Crop-livestock integration at the territory (local) level 15 Agronomy, forestry and animal production CRCN Occitanie SAD Science for action and development
CRCN-2019-15-PHASE-3 Conception of Mediterranean pastoral livestock systems 15 Agronomy, forestry and animal production CRCN Occitanie PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems
CRCN-2019-SA-3 Artificial intelligence for multi-scale simulation in predictive epidemiology 14 Informatics and artificial intelligence CRCN Pays de la Loire SA Animal health
CRCN-2019-14-SA-2 Using the genetic diversity of pathogens to understand their epidemiological dynamics 14 Ecology CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes SA Animal health
CRCN-2019-13-PHASE-2 Social relationships in pigs and their consequences for animal welfare 13 Neurosciences and behavioral science CRCN Brittany-Normandy PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems
CRCN-2019-12-PHASE-1 Regulation and functions of male gametes 12 Biology of reproduction and development CRCN Central France-Loire Valley PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems
CRCN-2019-12-GA-4 Mammary gland and milk extracellular vesicles: vehicles of genetic information 12 Genomics and other omic approaches CRCN Paris Region GA Animal genetics
CRCN-2019-11-SA-1 Oncogenic retroviruses and cancers in small ruminants: better understand them to anticipate enzooties 11 Biology of organisms CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes SA Animal health
CRCN-2019-11-MICA-2 Long-term impact of bacteria on human and animal health 11 Medical and veterinary sciences CRCN Paris Region MICA Microbiology and food chain
CRCN-2019-11-MICA-1 Carriage of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli in ruminants 11 Ecology CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes MICA Microbiology and food chain