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N° 58
  29 June 2018  
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  As of Monday, 2 July 2018, INRA is recruiting 41 experienced researchers 

Transitions in the fields of agriculture, food, ecology and energy are the unavoidable stepping stones to improving quality of life in societies and ensuring sustainability. Joining INRA means being part of a committed team from a targeted research institute that is unique in the world. The sheer range of fields and disciplines INRA covers makes it particularly apt to propose groundbreaking innovations and help pave the way of transitions.

From 2 July 2018, the Institute invites 41 research directors (DR2) to come join its teams. Recruitment is project-based and open to candidates with several years of experience who are skilled in defining and implementing research projects. Paper and online applications will be accepted until 3 September 2018.
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INRA is recruiting 41 experienced researchers in 2018. © INRA
INRA is recruiting 41 experienced researchers in 2018

At INRA, researchers express their creativity within high-level research teams, in order to advance our state of knowledge to lead to concrete and innovative applications, that serve the interests of society. From 2 July to 3 September 2018, INRA is recruiting 41 experienced researchers who are proficient at designing and conducting research projects. Applications are now closed.

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.

Sophie Nicklaus, research director at the Centre for Taste and Feeding Behaviour (CSGA), INRA Dijon Bourgogne Franche-Comté © PIQUEMAL Ludovic
A taste of childhood

Once upon a time, a young Sophie Nicklaus’ interest in biology led her to study sciences. Quickly she realised that her focus would be on food. “I was interested in food quality but from the consumer point of view,” she says. And what interests her about research? “Everything!” So she set off on a quest to understand the factors that influence our food choices from early childhood.

Bruno Chauvel, research director at Agroecology Joint Research Unit, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Inra centre
Weeds: To love or not to love?

The pretty cornflowers, poppies and thistles that brighten up fields can be a real headache for both farmers and our health. For 25 years, Bruno Chauvel has worked to understand how these weeds grow and how to control them as the use of synthetic herbicides falls.

Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, research director and head of the Sensory Ecology Department at the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris
Connecting sense of smell and the imagination

For more than 28 years, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, research director at INRA, has never lost her passion for insects and odours. While the link between the two is clear – insects use their flair to analyse their environment, find food and mate – they can also be an explosive mix when crops enter the equation!

Bruno Martin, research engineer at the Herbivore Joint Research Unit (INRA-VetAgro sup), INRA Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Reaching new heights!

A passion for animal sciences and a love of mountain life make Bruno Martin an interesting creature. “I was determined to combine both ‘sides’ of my life!” This clearly drawn path led him to a career as an engineer in dairy production in mountain areas. A steady climb since has allowed him to associate livestock farming practices with cheese quality.

Stella Césari, a young researcher at the Biology and Genetics of Plant-Pathogen Interactions (BGPI) joint research unit in Montpellier. © INRA, Stella Césari
Stella Césari: a ‘budding’ scientist recognised for her work in plant science

Stella Césari, a young researcher at the Biology and Genetics of Plant-Pathogen Interactions (BGPI) joint research unit in Montpellier, France, has won the 2017 New Phytologist Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science. The scientific journal New Phytologist awarded Stella this medal on 8 March 2018 in recognition of her work studying intracellular plant immune receptors and her contribution to the discovery of "integrated decoy” domains in plant immune receptors.

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