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Job posted by French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) (05/03/2014 09.35)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy 'HR Excellence in Research' logo awarded to institutions actively implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers AgreenSkills Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

AgreenSkills is a European co-funded mobility programme, accepting applications for post-doctoral fellowships from international researchers in the fields of life, agricultural, nutrition, and environmental sciences. Proposals are accepted, without any topic guideline, for basic or applied sciences. AgreenSkills has a continuous call for submissions, with the next evaluation deadline on November 15, 2014 (24:00 CET).


AgreenSkills fellowships can be both incoming and outgoing in nature. Incoming fellows are offered 12-24 month positions at a laboratory based within one of Agreenium’s member organizations (INRA, Cirad, AgroParisTech, Agrocampus Ouest, Montpellier SupAgro, and INPT-ENVT) in France. Conversely, outgoing fellows must already be employed by an Agreenium member, and spend their 6-24 month mobility period at an institution outside of France. Submissions are accepted from candidates of all nationalities and countries of origins.

Candidates eligible to apply for a fellowship must have defended their thesis by the start date of their fellowship and must have postdoctoral research experience equal to or less than 6 years (excluding career breaks). Fluent English or French is a prerequisite, as is the publication of (at least) one article in an international peer-reviewed journal. The full list of eligibility requirements for incoming and outgoing fellows can be found here:

Candidates interested in the fellowship programme must first complete an online eligibility check before they can contact receiving labs in France (incoming fellow) or abroad (outgoing fellow) to seek a postdoctoral research position and submit an application for evaluation.

Submissions of proposed research projects are evaluated bi-annually through a rigorous international reviewing process, and particular attention is paid to evaluate the applicant according to his/her own research experience.

Nr of positions available : 10

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Agricultural sciences
Environmental science
Biological sciences

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Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)

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First Stage Researcher (R1)


As a European Commission co-funded mobility programme, AgreenSkills strives to offer its fellows competitive salary and career development packages, within first-rate research environments. AgreenSkills Fellows receive competitive salaries that are significantly higher than thos offered by the French state to young post-doctoral researchers. Each fellowship is tailored to the needs of the fellow, with a particular focus on training, networking, and flexibility. Fellows are treated equally with permanent staff and are covered by the French social security system.

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French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

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147 rue de l'université
- Paris
phone +33(0)1 42 75 95 36
email contact@agreenskill.eu