The ingénieurs de recherche (research engineers) are recruited by external or internal concours organized by branch of professional activity (BAP) and standard employment, by list of aptitude or detachment. They consist of a selection based on the applications and a job interview in front of a scientific committee.
External competitions are open to candidates holding one of the following degrees or diplomas:
These concours are also open to candidates holding a foreign university degree or who have a professional qualification deemed equivalent to one of the diplomas listed above.
No nationality requirement is required for access to the research engineer corps.