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INRAE is recruiting 63 research scientists (F/M): applications until 5 March 2024

Would you like to take part in public research and participate in projects which are vital for society such as adapting to climate change, food security, human health and preserving natural resources? Then join our research teams by sending in your application to our open competitions for research scientists.

Updated on 30 January 2024

illustration INRAE is recruiting 63 research scientists (F/M): applications until 5 March 2024

Who can apply for these positions?

Open competitions are a means of entering the French civil service, they lead to permanent positions.

The recruitment campaign is generally aimed at researchers at the beginning of their career who have obtained their PhD (or who have a degree and completed scientific work judged to be equivalent).


Candidates must have published articles on the results of their PhD.

Candidates are recruited on the basis of their scientific competence which they will put to the service of INRAE's major research axes by responding to a research topic. Candidates can find out all about this research topic in the job profiles published on our site.

In what scientific disciplines is INRAE recruiting in 2024?

63 positions are available throughout France

The positions are in the following fields:  Agronomy, forestry and animal production • Biochemistry • Biology • Computer science and Artificial Intelligence • Earth sciences • Ecology • Economics • Environmental engineering • Genetics • Genomics • Human, animal and plant health • Mathematics • Microbiology • Neurosciences • Nutrition • Physiology • Soil sciences • Sociology…


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