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Positions for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows
PhD students at CNRS
As part of its mission to train tomorrow's researchers through practical experience, CNRS offers positions to PhD students who wish to prepare a thesis after completing their postgraduate studies. These students are enrolled in a doctoral program and assigned to a CNRS research laboratory under a three-year contract.
- have been enrolled in a doctoral program for less than six months,
- have a research project,
- possibly have a partner (company, regional government, other organization) committed to co-funding their recruitment.
The research topics are then chosen in cooperation with CNRS and a partner company and/or region. A contract is drawn up between the partner and CNRS specifying both parties' contributions , determining how research will proceed, and including provisions for publications and industrial property.
Contracts for disabled PhD students
A driving force in researchers' training, CNRS offers PhD contracts to disabled students who seek additional training after completing their postgraduate studies. This training must result in the completion of a thesis.
These contracts are specially funded by the institution as part of its national policy to help the disabled and its partnership with the FIPHFP (fund for the integration of disabled people in the public sector). They are intended to supplement the institution's overall employment offer and are not exclusive of any other types of PhD scholarships that could be granted to disabled students pursuing a dissertation project as part of the funding of ordinary PhD contracts.
The beneficiaries of these contracts will work, as their respective academic schedules permit, in a CNRS research laboratory or associated unit. Each contract is for three years, during which the beneficiary must be registered each year in a PhD program.
Throughout the year, CNRS offers temporary contracts (temporary researcher positions) to postdoctoral fellows for specific research projects. These positions can cover all scientific disciplines, depending on the laboratories' needs.
To find out more
- Employment portal: contract offers (in French)
- Directory of CNRS laboratories
- Contact details for regional Human Resources departments (in French)
- Visit the institutes' websites for each scientific discipline
- Job offers and scholarships
- Researcher positions: temporary positions
- Recruitment campaigns