Because Institut Mérieux believes that its employees are its most precious assets, it is particularly focused on their success and wellbeing.
In connection to its public health mission, this philosophy has inspired HR policies that emphasize employee retention, skills development, and professional adaptation to an ever-changing environment.



Job preservation

Institut Mérieux is committed to preserving its employees, regardless of the circumstances and any economic fluctuations. This commitment is particularly important in the case of acquisitions, when a subsidiary experiences difficulties stemming from an economic crisis in the country, or when certain research projects come to an end.

Supporting internal mobility

Thanks to its international network and the diversity of its expertise, the Institute is able to provide its employees with a number of professional development opportunities through internal mobility, both at the international level and in between companies.

Fostering social dialogue

Institut Mérieux’s companies have a tradition of constructive dialogue with staff representation bodies, which are well-integrated into the Group’s activities.

Training to support professional development

In a rapidly changing scientific and technological environment, Human Resources teams are committed to supporting professional shifts within the Group’s companies and thus helping employees develop new skills.
In order to do so, the Institute invests heavily in employee training, well above legal requirements, particularly through Mérieux Université, which trains employees from all the Group’s companies around the world.



Mérieux Université: inspiring audacity

Mérieux Université was created to transmit and perpetuate the Institute’s unique entrepreneurial values to employees and to strengthen the skill base specific to each profession.

This training center was designed for Institut Mérieux’s companies but is also open to outside companies and institutions. Mérieux Université is part of an entrepreneurial tradition that pursues excellence, and which it seeks to share with companies that are committed to profitable and sustainable growth.

4 regional Hubs host training sessions around the world: Montcelard/Lyon (France) – Shanghai (China) – Durham/St. Louis (USA) – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Mérieux Université is located at the domaine de Montcelard to the West of Lyon. Everyone is welcome.

For more information about this place, please go to : www.montcelard.com





Hubs : Montcelard/Lyon (France) ; Shanghai (China) ; Durham/St Louis (U.S.A.) ; Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).


61 400

training hours for internal audience in 2019



training sessions organized in 28 countries




managers trained in 2019

External audience :


sessions organized in 2019


1 000

customers trained