External competitions for engineers and technicians (M/F)

Our recruitment programs are open to candidates with diplomas ranging from BEP to PhD, regardless of age or nationality (except for technicians and research assistants). Located throughout France and abroad, our job vacancies cover a wide range of professional fields (biology, chemistry, mechanics, electronics, IT, statistics, human resources, communication, etc.) and call on a broad spectrum of skills.

Job offers and candidate area

Registration for the 2024 external competitions will run from June 10 at 11am to July 10 at 1pm (Paris time).

Application procedure

CNRS competitions are open to all, regardless of age or origin, and are based exclusively on professional criteria. Special arrangements may be made for pregnant candidates, people with disabilities or those benefiting from an employment obligation.

If you are interested in more than one competition, you can submit several applications. Your applications will be examined independently by separate juries. Competitions can be registered online. If you have any questions, we'll be happy to help. CNRS competition juries are made up of CNRS engineers and technicians. Sovereign and independent, they examine each application carefully, in compliance with competition regulations and good recruitment practice. The jury's assessment of your application will be based on the information contained in your file. You must take particular care in putting together your application and completing all the sections, which will be carefully examined by the jury. You will find all the details and advice you need to prepare for the competition in the candidates' guide.

 

If you have any questions: you can contact support via the online form

Calendars and juries

The external competitions take place in 2 phases, admissibility and admission, each comprising one or more compulsory or optional tests.

Depending on the competition, the eligibility phase takes place between July and September.

  • For the IR (research engineer), IE (design engineer), AI (assistant engineer) and TR (research technician) competitions, the eligibility phase consists of the jury's examination of the applications, ranking them in order of merit, and then drawing up the list of candidates who will be able to take the final admission test(s).
  • For ATR competitions, candidates are invited to take a written or technical test to assess their general knowledge of the job in question. The juries score and rank the applications in order of merit, and then draw up a list of candidates who will be allowed to take the final admission test(s).

Depending on the competition, the admission phase takes place from late July to early November.

It consists of an audition before the jury. In certain BAPs, and for access to certain bodies, it may be preceded by a written or practical technical test, drawn up according to the field of the job for which the competition is being held. The technical test is designed to test candidates' technical skills through questions or practical cases.

Candidates who have been declared eligible and whose requests for equivalence have been accepted are entitled to take part in the admission tests. Candidates whose requests for equivalence are rejected by the committee may not take part in the admission tests, even if they are declared eligible.

2024 COMPETITION CALENDAR

  • Open positions : can be consulted as soon as registration opens
  • Registration: June 10 to July 10
  • Admitted to competition : publication mid-July
  • Composition of juries: publication in July
  • Eligibility (examination of files by juries) :
    • from August 12 to August 30 for competitions in units with a restricted zone
    • from August 12 to September 18 for other competitions
  • Technical tests, auditions and deliberations :
    • from August 30 to September 18 for competitions in units with a restricted zone
    • from August 30 to November 8 for other competitions
  • Start of appointments and assumption of duties: December1

Detailed calendars for each competition will be published in July. In each of them, you can search for your competition by using the "Ctrl + F" function and entering the competition number in the search field (e.g. for n°11: competition 11).

 

JURY COMPOSITION

Compositions will be published as they are composed. As long as the eligibility meeting has not yet taken place, this composition may change as a result of any conflicts of interest.

In each document, you can search for your competition by using the "Ctrl + F" function and entering the competition number in the search field (e.g. for n°11: competition 11).

 

If you have any questions : you can contact support via the online form

Results

Admission to competition

You will find here the lists of candidates admitted to the competition, by category and competition, in mid-July, following the administrative verification of applications.

Eligibility

Here you'll find lists of eligible candidates, by category and competition. These lists will be updated twice a week during the eligibility phase.

Admission

You will find here the lists of admitted candidates, by category and competition. These lists will be updated twice a week during the audition phase.