The French National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) is recruiting 49 experienced researchers in 2014. Being an INRA researcher means participating in high-quality research that serves the interests of society. It also means advancing our state of knowledge and contributing to the development of innovative solutions that will allow us to produce food sustainably, preserve the environment, and improve the quality of the foods we eat. 

6 experienced Research Scientists (CR1) on the basis of a project
These positions are open:

  • to candidates with 4 years’ experience in research and who have a PhD (or equivalent),
  • or to candidates who can justify scientific work judged to be equivalent to these conditions.
  • The candidates’ projects should be in the fields of food and nutrition, agriculture or the environment.

43 research Directors (DR2) on the basis of a project
These positions are open:

  • either to candidates belonging to the French tenured civil service category of ‘Chargé de recherche’ (Research Scientist) and who have been an Experienced Research Scientist (CR1) for a minimum of 3 years at the time of application
  • or to candidates with 8 years’ experience in research and who have a PhD (or equivalent),
  • or to candidates who can justify scientific work judged to be equivalent to these conditions.
  • Candidates’ projects should be in one of the following fields of research:
    • agronomy and environment, economic and social sciences, digital sciences,
    • human nutrition, food safety and process engineering,
    • ecology, plant and animal health,
    • genetics and animal and plant physiology,
    • research management.

How to apply
To find out all the necessary information on how to apply, candidates should download the Guide for Candidates.
The application files can be downloaded by clicking on the tab Register until 1st September 2014, 5pm (French time).
How to contact us:
For further details, you may email concours_dr@paris.inra.fr

CALENDAR
Opening date 
for applications: 30 June 2014
Submission deadline for application packages: 1st September 2014
Shortlisting: October / November 2014
Final selection: November / December 2014
Starting date for appointments: from January 2015