INRA is recruiting a scientific project manager who will support INRA’s commitments to MicrobiomeSupport.

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA is a public institution with more than 10,000 agents across the French territory. INRA focuses on economic and social innovation in the areas of food, agriculture and the environment, and is the number 1 agricultural research institute in Europe.

INRA, together with the Austrian Institute of Technology, coordinates the European project MicrobiomeSupport running from 2018 until 2022. Its main aim is to boost the bioeconomy and the FOOD 2030 strategy by focusing on the new avenues generated by microbiome R&I efforts.

MicrobiomeSupport brings together 29 partners from European and non-European countries like Brazil, Canada, South Africa, China, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, India and USA in order to improve the international cooperation and coordination of research programmes in the context of the International Bioeconomy Forum. The overall objective is to establish a collaborative international network of experts and stakeholders in the field of microbiome research, including microbiomes from various environments such as soils, plants, aquatic, food, animal and human, and assess their applicability and impact on the food system.

In this project, INRA is in charge of facilitating the alignment of international research and innovation agendas in the field of microbiomes applied to food systems and the bioeconomy and defining the basis for the development of joint international research programmes. INRA is also implied in the management of the project and the dissemination of recommendations on how to improve the international cooperation framework of microbiome research programmes to the European Commission and the International Bioeconomy Forum.

In this context, INRA is recruiting a scientific project manager who will give support to the following activities:

  • Alignment of research priorities and definition of recommendations for coordinated strategic R&I agendas.
  • Preparation and dissemination of results to MicrobiomeSupport partners and targeted stakeholders.
  • Contribution to the MicrobiomeSupport joint actions, particularly those related to INRA’s participation in the project.

Find the full job specifications and details for submissions here.

Deadline for applications: 14th May 2019.