Competitive entrance examinations for researchers (women/men)
In the pursuit of its missions, each year the CNRS recruits a large number of researchers for permanent positions. They are selected through competitive entrance examinations based on criteria of excellence and encompassing all areas of research: the humanities and social sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, nuclear and high-energy physics, engineering and systems sciences, biology, information sciences, the earth sciences and astronomy, and ecology and environmental sciences. In addition, the positions offered span a wide range of scientific subjects.
CNRS researchers are divided into two corps: regular researchers and research professors. Both are ranked as Class A civil servants.
CNRS researchers cover a wide variety of missions. They are often involved in collective projects and strive for excellence in all scientific disciplines.
In the exercise of their professions, CNRS researchers participate in the development of knowledge and its transfer to the business world, in all fields that contribute to the progress of society.
One of their missions is the dissemination of information and the scientific and technical culture. In the laboratories, CNRS researchers help in the training of PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and younger researchers.
More experienced researchers can also be called upon to direct units, lead teams, supervise national and international scientific projects, take on teaching missions and undertake technology transfer actions.
They can also devote a part of their activities to research management and administration.
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