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Joining the French National Research Agency (ANR), regardless of your role, means taking part in delivering project-based research funding to contribute to the development of knowledge and innovation in service of research.

Recruitment process

As a public administrative body under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the ANR regularly publishes vacancies on its recruitment website and several employment sites. It recruits through a number of channels: external competition, short- or long-term secondments, fixed-term contracts and training or internship contracts.

Find all the vacancies on the ANR recruitment website

Disability policy

To combat stereotypes and employment discrimination against people with disabilities, the ANR is committed to promoting the recognition of workers with disabilities, including raising awareness among internal staff. It also undertakes to support workers with disabilities in their careers, including providing adapted equipment and taking steps to facilitate access to training.

Induction at the ANR 

Induction is a key step in any organisation, which is why the ANR organises induction days during the year for new arrivals. The days are designed to help explain the role of the Agency, its organisation and its position within the research ecosystem. They are also an opportunity to share the ANR's commitments and values and encourage discussion. The ANR also offers internal training provided by experts in their fields to support the integration of new employees and the development of skills.

Careers and prospects for development

Offering internal staff the opportunity to develop their skills throughout their career is a priority for the ANR. The Agency supports its employees with a variety of professional training programmes enabling them to enrich their skills. In 2017, 217 employees benefited from training.

As part of its jobs and skills planning system, the ANR also offers opportunities for employees to develop their areas of expertise, change professional direction and engage in pathways that make the most of their skills. This includes encouraging internal mobility to meet the organisation's needs in terms of recruitment and skills. Career interviews are also held in parallel with the annual appraisals to identify and promote each individual's professional development and potential. The Agency also encourages mobility between organisations as part of a joint approach managed with four other institutions (INPI, ADEME, IFREMER, FranceAgrimer) to offer career development opportunities with its partners.

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