Scientific Officer of the European funded project: Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture (CIRCASA)


The overarching goal of CIRCASA, which has 23 international partners, is to develop international synergies concerning research and knowledge transfer on agricultural soil C sequestration at European Union (EU) and global levels. CIRCASA has 4 main objectives:

  • Strengthen the international research community on soil carbon sequestration in relation to climate change and food security;
  • Improve our understanding of agricultural soil carbon sequestration and its potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation and for increasing food production;
  • Co-design a strategic research agenda with stakeholders on soil carbon sequestration in agriculture;
  • Create an International Research Consortium in this area.

The Scientific Officer (S.O.) will assist the development of this coordination and support action, which has a strong networking dimension. Initial training in soil sciences, environmental sciences and/or agricultural sciences is required.

Excellent skills in communicating research results and organizing scientific events are needed. The working languages are English and French. A first professional experience (1-3 yrs) in international project management would be preferred. The position is based at Inra’s headquarters (downtown Paris) and involves traveling.

The gross monthly salary is ca. 2,480 Euros. The net monthly salary is ca. 2,060 Euros.

To apply, please send a cv. and a covering letter before September 22, 2017. Availability to start on November 1st, 2017 is required.



Contact persons: Dr. Jean-Francois Soussana ( and Dr. Claire Weill ( ).



Friday, September 22, 2017