As a research institute, transmitting knowledge and skills is part of our DNA. Exchanging and communicating with the different actors in our field is essential. Teaching and training are here vectors of knowledge and allow the transmission of skills. At IRSEA, its missions are declined under the teaching and the training in various axes:
Apprenticeship allows us to create a direct link with the students who are the professionals of tomorrow. Participating, helping and coaching them is essential to their professional development. It also allows us to transmit our corporate culture.
It is also a test for the institute, which can develop an activity and thus evaluate the relevance of the position and revitalize a whole part of the activity "neglected" by lack of time. For the person in charge of the apprentice, it is also a real test of his or her ability to supervise.
In other words, the reception of trainees and apprentices considerably develops our network outside, brings us additional visibility and allows us to be better known.
As a research institute, we welcome many scientists from different nationalities and backgrounds. We are fortunate to have several PhD and post-doctoral students at IRSEA.
Patrick Pageat has a habilitation to direct research (HDR) and can therefore be thesis director. We also have within the institute, thesis co-supervisors such as Alessandro Cozzi , Miriam Marcet-Rius , Pietro Asproni and Cécile Frosini. They have supervised or are supervising the various theses realized here at IRSEA.
A PhD student, within the team, ensures applied research missions but also fundamental research missions, and allows to fully investigate a research topic of interest for IRSEA. It also allows us to publish and communicate and thus to reinforce our scientific position on this subject.
For the same reasons, the hosting of post-doctoral fellows is also very interesting. Within IRSEA, there have been several examples, including Rajesh Durairaj, our senior researcher in the DBMCC, who has stayed with us. This allowed us to develop a new activity: bioinformatics and in-silico analysis. The institute did not have these skills until then. It is thanks to his expertise that we were able to develop this new and very specialized field of research.
The training of the collaborators also occupies an important place in the life of the Group-IRSEA. It is a very important mission, even necessary in a scientific field like ours where technologies evolve very quickly, to update the knowledge of employees throughout their careers. This allows us to maintain the level of the team and the adaptability of their position because the missions can change very quickly. It is important to have a competitive and qualitative team with high skills.
A skills development plan is therefore put in place every two years. This allows us to have a better visibility and to better plan training actions. It also allows us to synchronize with the professional interviews during which employees can express their wishes for development and training. We then collect them and make sure that these training needs are in line with the needs of the institute.
In order to promote the development and strengthening of our employees' skills, the institute supports employees who wish to carry out a validation of acquired experience (VAE). We can cite the example of Camille Chabaud and Violaine Mechin, both had a BAC+3 level and thanks to their experiences, they were able to raise their level to a Master BAC+5.
The IRSEA takes care of all or part of the VAE fees, which is a financial help, but also supports its collaborators with coaching, advice and even time adjustments. This underlines the Institute's commitment. We have a real desire to support our employees in their development in a human, scientific and financial way.