Competitive recruitment for researchers


⚠ Compte tenu du contexte sanitaire en France, nous vous informons que le calendrier du concours chercheurs CRCN 2020 a été bouleversé et réorganisé comme suit :

► Concours CRCN : tenue des auditions au mois de septembre 2020​


⚠ Considering the sanitary situation, the 2020 researchers recruitment campaign has been impacted.​

Please note that:​

Candidates for Junior Researcher positions (Chargé de Recherche de classe normale « CRCN ») will be interviewed in September.​

​​​​​​​​​​Inserm is a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministries of Health and Research. The institute is dedicated to biomedical research and human health, and is involved in the entire range of activities from the laboratory to the patient's bedside. It also partners with the most prestigious research institutions in the world that are committed to scientific challenges and progress in these fields.

Inserm brings together 15,000 researchers, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff around one common goal: to improve the health of all by advancing knowledge of life and disease, innovation in treatment, and public health research.

In order to lead its research policy as effectively as possible, Inserm owns over 350 research structures spread across France and abroad.

Inserm is the leading European academic biomedical research institution, and with nearly 12,000 publications a year; is second in the world only to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the 2016 ranking by Thomson-Reuters, Inserm is also the world's 9th most innovative public research organization.

2020 Competitive recruitment for CRCN

60 tenure positions​ are offered to researchers m/f dedicated to biomedical research

  • Opening : on the 10th of December 2019

  • Deadline for application :  January 14th, 2020 - (GMT+1)

  • Running of the events (Committees assessment and hearing) :   from February to September​ 2020​

2020 Competitive recruitment for DR2

  • Registration (including application package downloading): as of May 15th, 2020
  • Registration deadline : June 16th, 2020 – 5:00 pm (GMT+1)
  • Pre-selection : October 2020
  • Admissibility interviews : November 2020​


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