Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
EmploymentAt the DRF, as at the CEA in general, there is no particular period of the year to submit your application. Recruitments are limited by the number of job posts set by the annual recruitment plan. These posts mainly concern careers in research. For more information, please consult the
CEA recruitment page.
Students: extended internships (> 3 months)Every year, the DRF offers numerous internships to students who wish to complete their university training with a first professional experience. For more information and to search for an internship, please consult the CEA
internships page (in French).
PhDEvery year, approximately 230 French and foreign students begin their thesis at the DRF, funded by different sources. All the thesis subjects are available on the INSTN website.
Advanced researchers: postdoctoral contractsThe DRF hosts nearly 600 experienced researchers in postdoctoral contracts. Would you like to do a postdoc at the DRF? Please consult the websites of the different DRF institutes.
The CEA has developed a program to support the international mobility of experienced researchers,
Enhanced Eurotalents, co-funded by the European Commission.This program awards grants in four areas : Energy, environnement and climate change; key enabling technologies; Life sciences and biotechnology; High energy physics, high energy density physics and physics of the universe.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.