Première réunion annuelle du projet RTBfoods : 90 participants, issus de 11 pays différents, rassemblés à Abuja (Nigeria) en 2019 © Projet RTBFoods

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For CIRAD, science is useful: it addresses the challenges involved in building a better world. It is also supportive, since our partners do not always have the means to conduct their operations. Whatever your background, profession or talents, there is a place for you on this collective journey.

Joining CIRAD means working for an organization with big ambitions and strong values, which has a concrete impact on development in tropical and Mediterranean regions.

Our policy of diversity and inclusion, combined with a proactive stance on work life quality and respect for the environment, makes CIRAD an attractive, committed employer.

Key Figures

  • 1800 permanent staff members
  • 200 based overseas
  • 320 in the French overseas regions
  • 1240 scientists
  • 400 PhD students a year
  • 450 450 interns a year


Every year, CIRAD recruits around a hundred people on long- or short-term contracts, for PhD or post-doc studies, on work-study contracts, or on voluntary service contracts.
Do CIRAD’s values match yours, and do you want to contribute?
Do you want to work on overseas research projects?
Apply now to join our teams.

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A proactive reception policy

CIRAD has a proactive reception policy intended to strengthen its links with more than 40 tropical and Mediterranean countries.

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