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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 32 research scientists - applications were open until 1st March 2016. 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 junior research scientists (CR2). 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 human food and nutrition and metabolism, epidemiology, animal and plant genetics, functional genomics, modelling of complex systems, agrifood process engineering, ecotoxicology, biogeochemical cycles, plant ecophysiology and functional ecology, sociology and economics.


- Opening date for applications: 28 January 2016
- Submission deadline for application package: 1st March 2016
- Pre-selections: April-May 2016
- Final selections: June-July 2016
- Starting date for appointments: from 1st of July 2016

Consult the offers and apply

You can no longer download the application file, the deadline for downloading applications was 1st March 2016, 17h (French time).
For information purposes, you can still consult the “Guide for Applicants” and the details of the job profiles which were offered.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us at concours_chercheurs@paris.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 ↑
CR2-2016-16-SAE2-4 Microeconomics of innovation 16 Economics CR2 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes SAE2 Social sciences, agriculture and food, rural development and environment
CR2-2016-15-SAE2-3 Microeconomics applied to agriculture and environment 15 Economics CR2 Paris Region SAE2 Social sciences, agriculture and food, rural development and environment
CR2-2016-15-SAE2-2 Environmental economics and public policies 15 Economics CR2 Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées SAE2 Social sciences, agriculture and food, rural development and environment
CR2-2016-15-SAE2-1 Developing countries' agricultural producers and global value chains 15 Economics CR2 Paris Region SAE2 Social sciences, agriculture and food, rural development and environment
CR2-2016-14-SAD-1 Social networks and food transition 14 Sociology CR2 Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées SAD Science for action and sustainable development
CR2-2016-13-PHASE-2 Precision feeding and feed efficiency 13 Nutrition CR2 Brittany PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems
CR2-2016-13-PHASE-1 Diversity of individual adaptive types and herd robustness 13 Biological and environmental engineering CR2 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes PHASE Animal physiology and livestock systems
CR2-2016-12-SA-2 Pathobiome of ticks and animals 12 Ecology CR2 Paris Region SA Animal health
CR2-2016-12-SA-1 New mycotoxins in food chains: toxicologic assessment 12 Physiology CR2 Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées SA Animal health
CR2-2016-12-MICA-2 Modelling of biotic interactions in microbial ecosystems 12 Ecology CR2 Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées MICA Microbiology and food chain