Internal mobility

Internal mobility is the main lever for developing career paths.
It enables us to :
- fill positions that meet unit needs and aspirations
- encourage staff involvement, loyalty and fulfillment
- contribute to the development of individual skills
Mobility is a major component of our HR policy.
The management guidelines set out the general directions of CNRS's mobility policy for the next few years.

Internal mobility at CNRS

The next winter internal mobility campaign opened on December 5, 2023.

Two annual campaigns

The IT internal mobility scheme enables priority jobs to be filled within the various CNRS structures.

Internal mobility takes the form of two annual campaigns:

  • a winter campaign (December-January).
  • a spring campaign (May-June).

These campaigns offer positions open to all three civil services (NOEMI).
The winter campaign also offers positions (FSEP) reserved exclusively for CNRS civil servants and permanent staff. Further information is available on theCNRS intranet (access restricted to CNRS staff).

Most positions are posted the week the campaign opens, but new positions may be posted right up to the last day of the campaign! So don't hesitate to check the site regularly to see if there's a position that matches your career plan.


All year round

Job mobility offers are posted throughout the year during and between these 2 campaigns for certain sensitive positions (where long vacancies can be very detrimental to the smooth running of the CNRS).

Application procedure

Priority to CNRS employees

Positions advertised for internal mobility are primarily open to CNRS employees (permanent and permanent contract civil servants), with the exception of trainee civil servants.

All civil servants on secondment

Civil servants (tenured and permanent) from the three public services can also apply (for NOEMI-type positions only).
If you are a non-CNRS civil servant, your application will be considered within the limits of the establishment's budget.

The procedure

The agent consults the offers and applies for those of his or her choice, sending his or her curriculum vitae and covering letter to the contact indicated on the offer ("Apply" section).

You can consult the guide for applicants here, as well as the vacancies on the Internal Mobility website.

The director of the facility will interview the applications submitted by the human resources department.

The structure's director will inform you, in liaison with the regional delegation's HR department, of the outcome of your application, whether or not you are selected.

Taking office


For the winter campaign

The default starting date is April1. However, a July1 start date is possible in the case of geographical mobility or family reasons.
In the case of secondments, the starting date is June1.

For the spring campaign

The default starting date is October1, including for secondments. However, a September1 start date is possible in the case of geographical mobility or family reasons.

Mobility along the river

In the case of ongoing mobility, the date on which you take up your new post is agreed between your host and host organization, but may not exceed 3 months from the date on which your mobility is formalized with your home organization.
However, in the case of geographical mobility and for justified personal reasons, a start date no later than 5 months after the formalization of the mobility may be envisaged.

Training and job adaptation initiatives

Individualized training can be offered to help you take up your new position. The HR department is at your disposal for this support.