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N° 51
  13 February 2017  
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  INRA is recruiting: discover our permanent positions at all levels of qualification 

We look forward to seeing you at the Paris International Agricultural Show from 25 February to 5 March: INRA scientists will meet with the public and professionals to explore new microbial worlds, which play an essential role in our environment and health, from soil to the intestine. On the INRA stand, find out more about the opportunities to become part of our teams. Meet the men and women who work to construct high-quality research which takes society’s concerns into account, sheds light for public policy and provides innovation for farmers and citizens.
Make the most of this opportunity to discover the different professions and fields of research in which INRA is recruiting, at all levels of qualification:

  • engineers, managers, technicians: 88 permanent positions. Click here from tomorrow Tuesday 14 February to see the job profiles, applications are open until 16 March 2017;
  • research scientists: 32 permanent positions. See the profiles, apply until 3 March 2017;
  • junior or experienced research scientists and junior or experienced engineers with disabilities: apply until 27 February 2017.

Get to know the women and men who work at INRA through portraits and films presented online.

INRA is recruiting

Current offers and opportunities at INRA.

From 14 February 2017, INRA is recruiting 88 engineers, managers, technicians and administrative staff. © INRA
INRA is recruiting 88 engineers, managers, technicians and administrative staff until 16 March 2017

Applications are open for jobs in a wide range of professional fields, both in research and in research support. INRA recruits at all levels of qualification, from vocational training certificate to PhD. Positions are available throughout France. Applications were open from 14 February to 16 March 2017. You can no longer.

INRA is recruiting 32 scientists. © INRA
INRA is recruiting 32 scientists until 3rd March 2017

In 2017, INRA is recruiting 32 research scientists to reinforce its teams. Positions are open to all nationalities. Applications were open from 26 January to 1st March (for online applications) or 3 March 2017 (for paper applications). You can no longer apply.

INRA campaign to recruit researchers and engineers with disabilities. © INRA
INRA is recruiting research scientists and engineers with disabilities

Each year, a specific recruitment procedure is open for candidates with disabilities. INRA is recruiting junior and experienced research scientists and engineers. Applications are open until 27 February 2017. You can no longer apply.

AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ mobility programmes: encouraging international careers

International mobility
Careers and talents

The people at INRA work in over 50 scientific disciplines and 70 different professions. They seek answers to the major concerns of the 21st century: providing healthy, high-quality food sources and ensuring competitive, sustainable agriculture while preserving the environment.

Research Support Inra Award 2016 : Marie-Ange Mennella
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Marie-Ange Mennella: a life for others

Marie-Ange Mennella, Administrator at the Decentralised Research Support Services unit (SDAR) at INRA Montpellier, is dedicated to public service – and the 2016 winner of the Research Support award.

Technological Innovation for Research Inra Award 2016 : Patrick Pastuszka
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Patrick Pastuszka, a forest full of ideas

This pioneering explorer of the Landes Forest’s resources shares his secrets. Recipient of the 2016 INRA Award for Technological Innovation, Patrick Pastuszka, is a research engineer and director of the Pierroton Forestry Experimental Unit in Cestas, INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

Nathalie Ollat, research engineer at the Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of the Vine joint research unit (EGFV) at INRA Bordeaux. © INRA
Tomorrow’s inventive vines

Nathalie Ollat is a research engineer at the Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of the Vine joint research unit (EGFV) at INRA Bordeaux. Specialised for over 15 years in the study and improvement of grape vine rootstocks, she recently began analysing the impact of climate change on viticulture.

Joël Doré © Inra, Christophe Maître
From Petri Dishes to Next-Generation Sequencing

Joël Doré is an INRA research director. He is also a co-director of the very large Joint Research Unit for Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health and the scientific director of MetaGenoPolis. With the help of his research team, he is exploring the roles played by intestinal microorganisms, which may have a major influence on human health and nutrition.

25 Feb - 05 Mar 2017
INRA at the 2017 International Agricultural Show
28 Feb 2017
Symposium on People, Animals and the Environment: One Health

Research News
Wine cellar in the Agronomy and Viticulture Experimentation Unit at the INRA center in Colmar. Opening of a cask used in a microvinification experiment. © INRA, MAITRE Christophe
Yeast: how wines get made

If you enjoy wine, you have yeast to thank. This report summarizes the results of recent INRA research examining the origin, diversity, evolution, and artificial selection of yeasts, the microorganisms that make alcoholic fermentation possible.

Mouse. © INRA
New clue towards understanding why prion strain virulence varies depending on which cells are infected

Prion strains are more or less virulent depending on the population of cells they infect. The reason for these different virulence levels remains largely unknown. Researchers at INRA recently took a decisive step closer to explaining these variations. They observed that certain strains were favoured over others depending on the level of PrP protein, which forms the substrate of brain cells in mice. This research, published in the 23 January 2017 edition of Nature Communications, provides new clues to understanding why each prion strain targets specific cells in the nervous systems of mammals.

Nuts and dried fruit. © INRA, MAITRE Christophe
Microbiota: new insights on what happens to dietary fibre in the human gut

One of the major functions of our intestinal microbiota – which until recently was thought to reside only in the colon – is to break down dietary fibre (and namely complex polysaccharides). However, researchers from INRA working with CNRS1 used metagenomic screening to reveal fibrolytic potential in the ileum section of the small intestine. The results, published in Scientific Reports on 16 January 2017, shed new light on the function of fibre digestion and its impact on human health.

Bovine legacy in Mongolian yak genomes

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Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity

The TomGEM project to breed tomato varieties adapted to climate change Scientists at INRA
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