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Dedicated and dynamic teams

When you join INRAE, you will be entering a working environment whose quality and diversity are above all based on the constant mobilisation and commitment of the different teams that make up the Institute’s community.

Updated on 02 January 2020

illustration Dedicated and dynamic teams
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Special focus on personal management

Whether you work in a research or support unit, your manager will ensure that you are welcomed under optimum conditions to help you understand your new professional environment. He or she will facilitate your integration in the existing working community and make sure you have all the resources necessary to achieve the missions entrusted to you.

INRAE offers all its managers a range of training arrangements and courses so that they can acquire the necessary skills and develop managerial know-how adapted to their posts. The purpose is to ensure they can provide you with optimum support to accomplish your missions, pursue your career path and deal with organisational changes or particular individual situations.

A word of advice: your manager is assisted by the unit’s administrative manager who will be able to guide you on a daily basis during your early days with INRAE and offer practical advice regarding your professional activities.

HR teams ready to listen

All INRAE centres have their own human resources (HR) teams which are responsible for listening to your problems, giving advice and answering questions about your contract, your career and its path or if you encounter problems of a professional, personal or medical nature.

All INRAE centres thus have:

- A human resources manager, 
- A personnel manager and his or her dedicated team,
- A head of ongoing training and his or her dedicated team,
- A career guidance adviser,
- A welfare worker,
- An occupational health physician,
- An occupational health and safety adviser,
- A disability adviser.

A disability-friendly Institute

If you have a disability, a skills adviser will participate in your professional integration, and follow-up on any problems.  A disability adviser is present in each centre to facilitate your professional integration and your host team will be aware of your situation and smooth your path.  A review is always made halfway through the integration process. Training, support or changes to your workstation and/or post will be proposed if necessary.

Contact : handicap@inrae.fr
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Award-winning research teams

On joining a research team, you will become a member of a scientific community – of scientists, engineers, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers – of more than 5000 people from all disciplinary and geographical horizons, some of whom have earned a national or international reputation.

> Discover them in our portraits (coming sooon)

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Rights, obligations and code of conduct

As tenured staff, trainee civil servants and contractual employees of INRAE, you benefit from a particular status that comes with various rights and guarantees as well as certain obligations.

02 January 2020

Support for foreign staff

This section provides basic information about the formalities for entering and staying in France to be able to work at INRAE.

02 January 2020

You passed an INRAE competitive exam

When you pass one of INRAE’s competitive recruitment exams, you will join the ranks of France’s civil servants. You initially have the status of trainee civil servant, which will then become tenured civil servant following the successful completion of your training period. Here are a few guidelines to help you understand career development at INRAE.

02 January 2020