Junior Research Scientist industrial organization applied to the supply of digital solution in agriculture


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The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (INRAE) is a public research establishment under the dual authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Research.

INRAE is recruiting researchers by open competition and offering permanent position.

It is a major player in research and innovation created on 1st of January 2020. INRAE is a research institute resulting from the merger of INRA and IRSTEA. It is a community of 12,000 people with more than 200 research units and 42 experimental units located throughout France.

The institute is among the world leaders in agricultural and food sciences, in plant and animal sciences, and is 11th in the world in ecology and environment. INRAE’s main goal is to be a key player in the transitions necessary to address major global challenges. In the face of the increase in population, climate change, scarcity of resources and decline in biodiversity, the institute develops solutions for multiperformance agriculture, high quality food and sustainable management of resources and ecosystems.

Work environment, missions and activities

The Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL) is a joint research unit of INRAE, University of Grenoble Alpes, CNRS and Grenoble Institute of Technology.
GAEL develops research in economics, recognized internationally, in the fields of innovation, consumer behavior, energy and environment. Your research program will focus on analyzing the supply of digital solutions in the field of agriculture. In particular, the aim will be to analyze the firm strategies and the associated regulatory issues.
This research in the field of industrial organization will combine theoretical and empirical analysis, drawing on recent developments in digital economics. You will benefit from a large network of collaborators in our unit, in France and abroad. You will also benefit from research support within the unit for empirical data collection. Your research will be integrated into various research projects in economics, currently conducted in GAEL, on the supply of digital solutions.

Training and skills

PhD or equivalent

Position open to candidates with a PhD in Economics or equivalent. Advanced training in economics, with a specialization in industrial organization in particular applied to the digital sector and to the study of platforms is desirable. It is not necessary for the candidate to have applied research experience in the agricultural sector. However, an interest in applied issues or experience in developing empirical research in industrial economics will be appreciated.
Candidates should be fluent in English and a long-term international experience will be valuable: candidates without such an experience will be required to spend a year abroad after the first year of placement.

INRAE's life quality

By joining our teams, you benefit from:

- 30 days of annual leave + 15 days "Reduction of Working Time" (for a full time);
- parenting support: CESU childcare, leisure services;
- skills development systems: training, career advise;
- social support: advice and listening, social assistance and loans;
- holiday and leisure services: holiday vouchers, accommodation at preferential rates;
sports and cultural activities;
- collective catering.

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Offer reference

  • Profile number: CR-2024-ECOSOCIO-4
  • Corps: CR
  • Category: A
  • Open competition number: 6
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