Internal competitions are reserved for engineers and technicians, civil servants and contract holders of the CNRS and the three sections of the Civil Service (national, territorial and public health), as well as candidates who have served in an administration, organisation or establishment of a member state of the European Community or a State party. Conditions must be met subject to length of service, variable depending on the "corps" involved (research engineer, design engineer, assistant engineer, research technician, assistant research technician). These conditions are enumerated in the applicant’s guide.
Both a vehicle for promotion of CNRS staff and a means of recruitment for the institution, internal competitions concern all positions in higher education, research and innovation.
Vacant Positions in all branches of professional activity
Conduct of internal competitions
Competitions are conducted as follows:
1. Admissibility: review of the application
The jury’s review of the application is an essential stage in the competition. The application presented by the candidate allows a first assessment. It is the jury’s only element for selecting the candidates to be interviewed.
The jury examines the applications of candidates admitted to the competition based on the following criteria:
Operational knowledge and knowhow
Responsibility and/or supervision
Degree of initiative, degree of responsibility
The candidate’s commitment and involvement in his/her assignments and transversal or collective interest assignments, aptitude for teamwork
Progression in assignments, mobility, continuous training
Interview of the candidates selected by the jury, followed by deliberation to establish the list of winners.