research is guided by evolutions in scientific questions and is driven
by the planetary challenges posed by food, agriculture and the
environment in an era of major change.
Indeed, never have the pointers of agriculture been so much and
simultaneously mobile. Climate change requires the adaptation of
crops while it favours the emergence of new diseases or pests. The
world's population continues to grow: 7 billion people today, 9 billion
in 2050. Fossil resources such as oil are diminishing at the same time
as agricultural land (the area of which is also shrinking) that needs
to be used for other purposes (CO2 storage). Developing countries are
changing their dietary habits which thus impacts agricultural demand.
Thus more than ever, by recruiting new talents, INRA needs to
produce fundamental knowledge upon which innovations and know-how for
society can be based.
Scientists to respond to the challenges of the future
The 51 posts on offer this year cover numerous disciplines:
biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, physiology, endocrinology,
microbiology, infectious diseases, ecology, environmental sciences,
quantitative genetics, agronomy, plant sciences, livestock sciences,
mathematics, statistics, sociology, economics, etc.
Future INRA scientists, holding a PhD or its equivalent, will already
have defended a thesis, valorised by publications. Thus, by joining
the Institute, they will place their knowledge at the service of INRA's
major orientations. In addition to their expertise, candidates are
expected to be open-minded, adaptable and enjoy working in a team. In
view of the global scale of the challenges faced, a real international
culture is also essential.
51 posts to be filled in France…
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|Clermont-Ferrand - Theix- Lyon
|Angers - Nantes
|Bordeaux - Aquitaine
… by scientists from throughout the world
The recruitment process set up by INRA is indeed focused on
international activities. The Institute publicises its announcements
on all continents in order to offer opportunities for scientists from
throughout the world to join its staff.
"The excellence of the scientists recruited today will determine
our ability tomorrow to face up to the major challenges of research in
food, agriculture and the environment" explains Thierry Boujard, deputy HR Director at INRA.
Phases in the INRA recruitment process:
• 1st phase: from 26/01/12 to 28/02/12
Candidates submit their application package.
• 2nd phase: shortlisting: April-May 2012
Selection boards assess the application packages received.
• 3rd phase: final selection: June-July 2012
Selection boards interview shortlisted candidates.
• 4th phase: as from July 2012
Successful candidates take up their jobs.