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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-2019-7-EA-3 Wheat grain ecophysiology - modelling and genetic variability 7 Ecology CRCN Auvergne Rhône-Alpes EA Environment and agronomy
CRCN-2019-7-EA-2 Allelopathy and biocontrol in agroecosystems 7 Ecology CRCN Grand-Est EA Environment and agronomy
CRCN-2019-6-EA-1 Modelling trace elements in agroecosystems 6 Geosciences CRCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine EA Environment and agronomy
CRCN-2019-5-CEPIA-3 Dimensioning food processes for small scale deployment 5 Process engineering CRCN Paris Region CEPIA Science and process engineering of agricultural products
CRCN-2019-5-CEPIA-2 Ecodesign of (bio-chemical) processes for bioeconomy 5 Process engineering CRCN Occitanie CEPIA Science and process engineering of agricultural products
CRCN-2019-4-CEPIA-1 Chemical and biochemical reactions in the mouth, impact on food flavour perception 4 Molecular biology CRCN Burgundy Franche Comté CEPIA Science and process engineering of agricultural products
CRCN-2019-19-SPE-4 Eco-functional analysis of genes involved in plant-plant interactions 19 Molecular biology CRCN Occitanie SPE Plant health and environment
CRCN-2019-19-SPE-3 Evolutionary ecology of invasive phytophagous insects 19 Ecology CRCN Occitanie SPE Plant health and environment
CRCN-2019-19-SPE-2 Functioning of plant-associated microbial communities 19 Ecology CRCN Pays de la Loire SPE Plant health and environment
CRCN-2019-19-EFPA-3 Adaptation to global changes of pest insect populations 19 Genomics and other omic approaches CRCN Occitanie EFPA Forest, grassland and freshwater ecology