Recruitment of researchers (M/F) with disabilities by contractual means

February 20, 2023 - min reading
Disability campaign

2023 Recruitment Campaign for Researchers with Disabilities through the Contractual Route

The recruitment campaign for researchers with disabilities through the contractual route is closed.

For its 2023 researcher recruitment campaign, CNRS is opening opportunities for recruitment by contract under the article L352-4 of civil service code concerning certain arrangements for recruitment of disabled people into the civil service. The general conditions of access prior to recruitment are specified in (amended) Decree No. 95-979 of August 25, 1995 concerning the recruitment of disabled workers into the civil service.

The recruitment procedure by contract is an additional, exceptional means of entering the civil service and does not replace the competitive recruitment process which is the standard and preferred means of recruitment. It is designed to facilitate the recruitment of young scientists with disabilities. It enables recruitment for contractual positions for a one-year period which can lead to permanent status.

In line with the requirements of the general regime for the competitive recruitment of researchers, the assessment of candidates for contractual positions is undertaken by the relevant sections of the National Committee.

List of laboratories

  • - Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB) : 1 support for 1 job offer ;
  • - Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE) : 1 support for 2 job offers ;
  • - Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS) : 1 support for 1 job offer ;
  • - Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I) : 1 support for 1 job offer;
  • - Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS) : 1 support for 1 posted post ;
  • - National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI) : 1 support for 1 job offer ;
  • - Institute of Physics (INP) : 1 posted for 1 job offer ;
  • - National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) : 1 posted for 2 job offers;
  • - National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU) : 1 posted for 1 job offer.

Consult the list of research themes conducted by these laboratories

Application procedure

If you want to apply for a position in one of the research areas covered by these laboratories, you can download the application form [PDF], or contact the Meudon Recruitment Service (see address below) to obtain a paper copy.

An information leaflet [PDF] to read before completing the file can also be downloaded.

Information about people in the recruitment process for researchers with disabilities  

In accordance with the European Parliament and Council regulations (EU Regulation 2016/679) of 27 April 2016, regarding the protection of individuals with respect to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, and amended Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978, relating to computers, files and freedoms), you have the right to access, correct, modify and delete the data that concerns you. For the recruitment of researchers with disabilities, the CNRS collects and processes personal data. Information is available on application files.

Attention : All files available for download require "Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0". IT is not possible to complete your application online. Applications can be filled out by computer, but must be signed by hand.

Please attach all requested documentation and send the complete application file to the Meudon Recruitment Service, where all applications should be submitted:

CNRS – Direction des ressources humaines
Service central des concours
1, place Aristide Briand

You have until March 6, 2023 at noon the stamp postmark, to transmit your file.


  • February 6 to March 6 : Submission of Applications
  • March 14 to April 24 : Selection of candidates to be interviewed by the National Committee
  • meeting of the equivalence bodies
  • May 30 : to July 7 Interviews of pre-selected candidates
  • July 11 : Proposal for candidate selection by the “commission d’interclassement"
  • November 1st : Start of contract (one-year contract)

Attention : This method of recruitment is not open to beneficiaries of the employment obligation who are already civil servants.

NB : Candidates must fulfill degree requirements and other requirements for recruitment as a French civil servant. If these conditions are not met or an application file is incomplete, the application will be rejected and the candidate will be notified. This recruitment is open to all nationalities.