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Recruitment fair

Séverine Valerius - 17/01/2011

Meet those doing scientific research in Aquitaine at the 2011 Aquitec Trade Show


On 3, 4 and 5 February, 2011, Inria will be in attendance at the Aquitec trade show, the leading fair in south-west France for guidance, job roles, employment, training and education alongside Aquitaine's three other public science and technology institutions (EPSTs).

By meeting CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and Inria itself, find out about working in public-sector research, a modern and often international working environment that is intellectually motivating and encourages independence.

Joining forces for more rewarding discussions

This year, INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) is joining CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research) and Inria, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control. Together, these four institutions have decided to share information relating to the diversity of jobs available in scientific research as broadly as possible. Whether regarding the different recruitment procedures for each organisation, or the educational background needed to apply, visitors to the stand will find answers to all their questions.

With around 80% of the job roles carried out coming from different profiles, research does not just pay lip service to diversity

The way scientific research operates means extremely varied profiles need to work together. In fact, for a researcher to be able to conduct research, there are on average four engineers, technical staff or assistants in supporting roles, both to build and manage research projects and to help with technical implementation and administrative procedures. From the experimentation facilities to secretarial services, a whole set of skills is in place to ensure quality research. In addition, the many job roles that are involved in scientific research contribute to the creativity and competitiveness of the research teams in our institutes.

Use the Conference and the events on offer to the public to talk with institute staff

  • On Thursday, 3 February ,  a special conference on research jobs will take place, attended by scientists, engineers and technicians who will describe how they were recruited and their experiences within the institutions represented at the show.
  • In the Science jobs area, the Human Resources departments from the 4 institutions will inform attendees about all the arrangements for competitive entry and other recruitment, and offer help in applying.
  • This jobs area will also enable some smaller research teams to explain their jobs in an entertaining way by producing some simplified laboratory activities/demonstrations (e.g. making balls of DNA from tomatoes, interaction with humanoid robots, etc.). The four institutions accordingly hope to stimulate the public's curiosity enough to begin discussion and work on the career paths of potential candidates.

Keywords: Recruitement Aquitaine Sud-Ouest Bordeaux