External competitive recruitment procedure

Changed on 12/12/2019

Each year, Inria launches a external competitive recruitment campaign for research engineers and technicians. The next campaign will start in June 2020. You will find all the information on the number of posts, the exact calendar and the admissibility and admission results on this page in good time.


Illustration Concours externes
© Inria / Photo C. Morel

Information importante

Compte tenu des consignes sanitaires édictées par le gouvernement, nous vous informons que les épreuves d'admission sont simplifiéesElles reposeront sur la seule épreuve de l’audition. Il n’y aura donc pas d’épreuve écrite pour cette session 2020.


  • Recueil des candidatures : du 31 août au 30 septembre 2020
  • Recevabilité des dossiers : 1er et 2 octobre 2020
  • Admissibilité : du 5 au 10 octobre 2020
  • Admission : du 15 au 30 octobre 2020
  • Nomination des candidats : 1er décembre 2020



Application conditions

  • There is no restriction on the age or nationality of applicants.
  • In line with its diversity policy, all Inria posts are accessible to disabled employees thanks to adjustments to the recruitment procedures to take account of the type of disability (link to pdf Disability sheet);
  • There are no nationality restrictions on applicants for category A positions. However, only French nationals and nationals of a Member State of the EU or EEA may apply for category B positions.

How to apply?

To apply for the external competitive recruitment procedure, you must first create your applicant page.