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Open competitions for research directors (DR2)

Updated on 22 June 2021

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 22, 2021
- Deadline for applications: August 24, 2021
- Pre-selections: October 2021
- Final selections: November 2021
- Starting date for appointments: from December 2021

Registrations are closed since August 24, 2021 at 5 p.m. (Paris time). The selection process is underway. Applicants who have applied will be informed of the outcome of their application.
Guide for applicants 2021 pdf - 4.81 MB

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