How to get a research position in France?

After a postdoc – French citizenship is not required

1. Permanent staff researcher positions to join an existing lab (to be first directly contacted before application)

  •  Granted by national institutions like INSERM  (medical), CNRS (fundamental), INRA (agronomy), CEA, etc. More information  HERE

-> National competition (« chargé de recherches » position)

-> Early permanent civil servant positions without teaching duties

  • Granted by Universities. More information  HERE

-> Local competition (« maître de conférences » position)

-> Early permanent civil servant position with teaching duties

2. PI – GROUP leader positions to start your own lab (starting packages with or without PI salary).