First research institution in Europe for animal and plant sciences, INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research – France) carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment.

Every year, INRA seeks researchers from all disciplines to reinforce laboratory and fieldwork teams. Researchers will be heavily involved in scientific networks and tackle environmental, economic and social issues.

They are expected to strive for excellence and come up with useful, concrete applications for the real world. Individual research projects will go hand in hand with group efforts in a bid to further knowledge and innovation, in order to produce sustainably, preserve the environment, and improve human nutrition.

 

INRA is recruiting 30 Scientists through open competitions and offering permanent positions.

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 animal quantitative genetics, quantitative genetics and plant development, agrifood sciences and techniques, metabolism and physiology, genetic mechanisms of adaptation, physico-chemistry of interfaces and biological processes for the environment, functional ecology and modelling, evolutionary ecology and modelling, ecology, genetics, pathogens, veterinary and agrifood sciences (microbiology, molecular protozoology and immunology), applied mathematics and informatics, compromise and uncertainty in the evaluation and management of ecosystem services, economics and many more..

Currently, 21% of the candidates recruited in the young scientists’ contest are of foreign nationality.

Applications are available of January 29 to March 2, 2015.

 

All useful information to apply is available on: http://jobs.inra.fr/eng/

For further details: concours_chercheurs@paris.inra.fr