Useful Links about research in France [fr]
The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS - Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) is recruiting over 400 tenured researchers in all scientific fields. Candidates are chosen on the basis of an application that they have prepared and sometimes an interview. These selections take place once a year, the call for applications usually opens during the month of December preceding the year when the selection takes place.
Periodically, opportunities are available for foreign doctors and medical researchers to work at The French National Health and Medical Research Institute or in French hospitals.
INRIA is a French public research institute in information and communication science and technology. It is an outstanding and highly visible scientific organisation, a major player in the European Research Area heavily involved in most of research and development programs. INRIA has eight research centres in Paris, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lille, Nancy, Nice - Sophia Antipolis, Rennes and Saclay that host 160 project-teams in partnership with universities and other research organisations. INRIA focuses the activity of over 1100 researchers and faculty members, 1200 PhD students and about 1000 post-docs and engineers, on fundamental research at the best international level, as well as on development and transfer activities in the following computer science and applied mathematics areas:
Modelling, simulation and optimisation of complex dynamic systems
Formal methods in programming secure and reliable computing systems
Networks and ubiquitous information, computation and communication systems
Vision and human-computer interaction modalities, virtual worlds and robotics
Computational Engineering, Computational Sciences and Computational Medicine
In 2009, INRIA is opening over 40 new positions within its 8 research centres:
Junior and senior level positions
Tenured and tenure-track positions
Research and joint faculty positions with universities
These positions cover all the above research areas. INRIA centres provide outstanding scientific environments and excellent working conditions. The institute offers competitive salaries and social benefit programmes. It welcomes applications from all nationalities; it will arrange if needed visa and working permits (also for the spouse). French schooling and social programmes for families are well organised and highly regarded.
Calendar and detailed application information at: INRIA.
The French National Institute for Agricultural Research has three major fields of application : Agriculture, Food and the Environment.
Foreign researchers holding a doctorate can send in an application or take part in a competitive entry exam.