Recruitment campaign for researchers 2020: join Inria!

Publish on 11/02/2020

Collective commitment, the ambition to respond to challenges and have an impact, and support for risk-taking of all kinds are the values that contribute to Inria's vitality.

In 2020, 63 positions open to competition (either civil servants or unlimited-term contracts) are to be filled throughout France, in Inria's research centres.

Illustration Chargés de recherche classe normale
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For the 2020 recruitment campaign, Inria is offering a new type of research position called the "Inria Starting Faculty Position" (ISFP), designed to strengthen Inria's attractiveness. These positions are based on a unlimited-term contract and are associated with a teaching service in an Inria partner higher education institution (approximately 32 to 64 hours per year). The implementation of this new recruitment system meets a twofold ambition:

  1. Enhanced interaction with major research universities.
  2. A stronger attractiveness of research careers at the beginning of a career.

All candidates may apply for the CRCN competition only, or the ISFP campaign only, or both CRCN and ISFP.

The ISFP application files are the same as those for the CRCN competitions and are evaluated according to the same criteria by the same committee. Candidates who have applied for both types of positions and who are selected for an interview will therefore have a unique interview for both positions.

CRCN candidates who also wish to apply for the ISFP recruitment campaign do not have to fill a new application file: they simply have to sign the "statement of intent to apply" (file "Declaration_candidature_ISFP") and submit it to the system in place of the ISFP application file.

Young researchers (CRCN and ISFP)

Researchers "normal class" (CRCN) and Inria Starting Faculty Positions (ISFP)

To apply, you must first create your applicant area (Read more) and download the "applicant area guide" below. Important information documents (self-assessment of software and transfer, equal opportunities, people with disabilities) can be found here.

Distribution of posts

The 24 Researchers "normal class" positions (CRCN) and 24 Inria Starting Faculty Positions (ISFP) are distributed throughout the territory. Find the details of the profiles sought for each Inria research centre:

Bordeaux

The Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit four young researchers this year (2 CRCN and 2 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams. Nevertheless, it is hoped that at least one of these posts will be allocated as a priority to the following areas:  (1) Filtering and optimal stochastic control, (2) Collaborative robotics, (3) Human-Computer Interaction, (4) Turbulence modeling and simulation, (5) Research in connection with the IHU Liryc.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: the 2 positions are open to all the research topics of the centre's teams.

Grenoble

The Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit six young researchers this year (3 CRCN and 3 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams. In anticipation of the opening of an Inria research centre in Lyon by 2021, the Grenoble-Rhône-Alpes centre wants to develop its presence on the Lyon site. It would therefore like at least one of the positions to be filled by a person applying to one of the centre's project teams located in Lyon or Villeurbanne.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: 2 positions are open to all the research topics of the centre's teams; 1 position is preferentially assigned to a team located in Lyon or Villeurbanne.

Lille

The Lille - Nord Europe Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit four young researchers this year (2 CRCN and 2 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams. Nevertheless, it is hoped that one of these positions will be allocated as a priority to the following fields: (1) cyber-physical systems, (2) data science, (3) software engineering. Recruitment in the field of the Internet of Things would also be particularly appreciated.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: the 2 positions are open to all the research topics of the centre's teams.

Nancy

The Nancy - Grand-Est Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit six young researchers this year (3 CRCN and 3 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams. Nevertheless, it is hoped that one of these positions will be allocated as a priority to the following areas: (1) Digital sciences and technologies for health. (2) Formal methods for the design of computer languages, network protocols or FPGAs.

These priorities will strengthen the centre's regional and cross-border strategic partnerships (University of Lorraine and CHRU of Nancy, University of Strasbourg and IHU of Strasbourg, DFKI and CISPA in Germany).

The centre is particularly interested in applicants with research projects with a high potential impact, based on original fundamental contributions, with a certain degree of risk-taking, with a component of experimentation and technological development, and with a willingness to be involved in the site's teaching.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: 2 positions are open to all research topics of the Centre's teams; 1 position is preferentially assigned to a team related to one of the following fields: digital sciences and technologies for health, formal methods for languages and protocols.

Paris

The Paris Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit six young researchers this year (3 CRCN and 3 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams. Nevertheless, it is hoped that at least one of the positions be awarded to a researcher in one of the teams working on the following themes deemed to be a priority: activities related to learning theories or related to brain-inspired machine learning, or related to natural language processing, or in the field of cybersecurity, which includes the safety and security of software, and the various aspects of systems.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: 2 positions are open to all research topics of the Centre's teams; 1 position is preferentially assigned to a team related to one of the following areas: language, cognition and learning; safety, security and system.

Rennes

The Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit six young researchers this year (3 CRCN and 3 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams. Nevertheless, the centre would like to increase its research activities in the field of cybersecurity and would therefore like at least one position to allow the recruitment of young scientists to reinforce one of the teams in this field or to develop a cybersecurity focus within any other project team. Moreover, in the framework of its site policy, the centre will particularly appreciate applications from young scientists whose research project will contribute to one of the two partner Graduate Schools (CyberSchool and DigiSport)
 
More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: 2 positions are open to all the research topics of the centre's teams;1 position is preferably assigned to a team related to cybersecurity.

Saclay

The Saclay - Île-de-France Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit four young researchers this year (2 CRCN and 2 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams.  It is hoped that one of these posts will be allocated as a priority to the following fields: (1) Data science and AI; (2) Security, safety and reliability for architectures, software and data; (3) Modelling, control and optimisation of complex systems.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: the 2 positions are open to all the research topics of the centre's teams.

Sophia

The Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée Inria Research Centre wishes to recruit six young researchers this year (3 CRCN and 3 ISFP). The recruitment campaign is widely open to all the research topics of the centre's teams. Nevertheless, it is hoped that one of these positions will be allocated as a priority to the following areas: (1) Programming languages, analysis, design and implementation (2) Neuroscientific data processing: modeling and machine learning.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: 2 positions are open to all the research topics of the centre's teams; 1 position is preferably assigned to a team related to one of the following areas: programming languages, data processing in neuroscience.

National

At the national level 3 CRCN and 3 ISFP positions are open. The recruitment campaign is widely open to all research topics of the institute. Nevertheless, it is hoped that one of these posts will be allocated as a priority to the following areas: (1) Quantum information or simulation, (2) Cybersecurity, (3) Numerical simulation and AI.

More specifically, concerning the CRCN competition: the 3 positions are open to all the institute's research topics.

Senior researchers (DR2)

In 2020, Inria is opening 15 positions for 2nd class research directors. To apply, you must first create your candidate space (Read more) and download the "applicant area guide" bellow.

Important information documents (self-assessment of software and transfer, equal opportunities, people with disabilities) can be found here.