Be part of a leading center for digital technology research

Help us shape tomorrow’s world

Our mission is to drive digital technology forward through projects that have an impact on our world, supporting the transformations that will shape mobility, health, and industry. If this sounds exciting to you, check out our job openings! CEA-List could be just the place for you. We are experts in smart digital systems. We conduct research with partners from academia and industry to fuel innovation and transfer new technologies to the market.

Join us!

We need talented people like you

We hire scientists, engineers, and technicians, of course. But we also welcome PhD and post-doctoral candidates and student interns. Digital technology is a fast-paced and challenging field. We are always on the lookout for bright people ready to dive into developing bold solutions and motivated by a desire to achieve the kind of incremental advances that support major transformations. CEA-List offers exciting career opportunities in artificial intelligence, digital twins, robotics, software engineering, cybersecurity—as well as in all of our other research areas.

Welcome to CEA-List

Your next career move


If you are a research scientist or engineer with a desire to learn and grow with a leading center for digital innovation, CEA-List could be the place for you! CEA-List is home to more than 30 job categories and just as many possible career paths.

Check out our available positions (positions we are currently actively hiring for).

Don’t see a position that’s right for you?


If you are a good match for a specific position, we will get back in touch with you to set up interviews with a member of our human resources team and the manager of the hiring department. Once you have completed these interviews, we will let you know what the status of your application is.

Learn more about our job categories at CEA-List.

PhD research opportunities

If you are a PhD student with an interest in doing your dissertation in one of our areas of expertise…

Check out our PhD research opportunities

Each year, CEA-List hosts more than 40 PhD candidates. Funding is available from a variety of sources. Contracts are generally for three years, but the exact terms will depend on the source of funding.

Post-doctoral research opportunities

A post-doctoral research position is the ideal way to share your knowledge on one of CEA-List’s priority research areas.

See our post-doctoral research opportunities

Post-doc contracts are one year, renewable once.

Student internships

If your degree program has an internship requirement, why not consider CEA-List? A student internship at CEA-List will help get your career off to a good start. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn and apply new skills in a stimulating innovation ecosystem.

See our internship opportunities

All interns must sign an internship contract and non-disclosure agreement (which means that your internship report cannot be made public without CEA-List’s consent). Interns will be assigned an internship supervisor at CEA-List. Student internships are paid.

Learn more about how student internships work on our student internships page.

Tips for your application

Sending your application

  • Please send a CV/résumé, not your LinkedIn profile. Your LinkedIn profile will not necessarily have all of the information we need to process your application.
  • Please make sure that your CV/résumé has the exact titles and dates (month and year) of any degrees earned and of any previous professional experiences.
  • When listing your technical competencies, try to be selective rather than exhaustive. Include only those skills you are strongest in. Nobody can know (or do) everything!


Preparing for your interview

  • Review all of your experiences and achievements. Be prepared to briefly explain the relevant points. Your interviewer will be looking to understand how you have applied your knowledge and skills.
  • You should also expect technical questions related to the skills required for the job you are applying for. Be ready to answer these questions.
  • Do your homework about CEA-List before your interview.

Please note: Our activities are strategic and involve access to classified information. To be considered for employment, regardless of the position or type of contract, you will have to obtain a security clearance from the French government. Security clearance is a prerequisite to employment at CEA-List. You will also be asked to provide proof of your degrees and prior work experiences.