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Open competitions for research directors (DR2)

Updated on 20 June 2023

These open competitions are intended for experienced researchers. Research directors are recognized experts, committed to joint scientific leadership, able to design, lead, coordinate, and promote research, in particular at European and international level.

Candidates who do not belong to the French tenured civil service category of 'Chargé de recherche' (Research Scientist) must have a PhD (or equivalent) and 8 years' experience in research after PhD, or can justify scientific work judged to be equivalent to these conditions.

Each candidate will present a well thought-out, coherent project that falls within INRAE's research themes. The candidate will detail the objectives and the purpose, the human and material resources likely to be used, as well as any indications regarding the feasibility of this project. They must underline its collective dimension and its forward-looking nature.

Campaign calendar

- Opening date for applications: June 20, 2023
- Deadline for applications: August 22, 2023
- Pre-selections: October 2023
- Final selections: November 2023
- Starting date for appointments: from January 2024

Registrations have been closed since August 22 at 5 p.m. (Paris time). Candidates will be kept informed of the follow-up given to their application.

Guide for applicants (DR2 2023).pdf - B

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