Launch of the 2024 external competition for researchers


The registration phase is now open. This year, 270 positions are available. You have until February 9, 2024 to apply for the researcher competitions, #JointheCNRS !

As a major player in fundamental research on a global scale, every year the CNRS recruits a large number of permanent researchers through competitive examinations, based on criteria of excellence. The 270 open positions cover a wide range of scientific fields: human and social sciences, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, nuclear and high-energy physics, engineering and systems sciences, information sciences, sciences of the Universe, ecology and environmental sciences.

We invite you to discover interviews with our ambassadors:


Rita Baddour-Hadjean 

  • CNRS Research Director
  • Head of the BATTion group
  • Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris Est and Université Paris Est Créteil

Discover Rita Baddour-Hadjean, Research Director



Victor Gysembergh

  • CNRS Research Fellow
  • Center Léon Robin de recherches sur la pensée antique (UMR 8061)
  • Sorbonne University


Marie-Hélène Verlhac

  • CNRS Research Director
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CIRB) - UMR7241
  • Institute of Biological Sciences



The Candidate's Guide is now available, providing practical information on how to apply, how the competition works and the recruitment procedure for successful candidates.

Registration is carried out online and involves three compulsory stages:

  • Open a candidate account
  • Enter personal application data
  • Confirmation of registration

Apply here !