Ecole Normale Supérieure, Department of Physics

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Position ID:Ecole Normale Supérieure-Department of Physics-JRC2018 [#11408]
Position Title: Junior Research Chairs
Position Location:Paris, Ile-de-France 75 005, France [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Atomic/Molecular Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Quantum Information Science, Statistical physics, Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2018/10/31help popup finished (2018/07/11, finished 2019/05/05, listed until 2019/01/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Junior Research Chairs, LabEx ENS ICFP, Department of Physics, ENS (Ecole normale supérieure), Paris

Closing date: October 31, 2018 Expected interview dates: December 5-6-7, 2018

The Department of Physics at ENS Paris invites applications for three JRC (Junior Research Chairs) at postdoctoral level. The Department aims at recruiting outstanding candidates with international experience. Appointments will be for two years with a possible one year extension.

This year, the Department aims at hiring a Junior Research Chair in Statistical Physics who will actively work with the group of G. Biroli (research topic: glassy, activated and complex dynamics: from physics to machine learning).

For the two other positions, research activities can be experimental and/or theoretical and should correspond to one of the following ones:

- Quantum physics: from atoms to condensed matter

 - Biophysics: from the cell to the organism

 - Non-linear physics: from the laboratory to the cosmos

 - Statistical and theoretical physics

The program also encourages experimental projects through a reserved budget.

Some participation in teaching within ENS-ICFP (International Centre for Fundamental Physics and its Interfaces) Master program is part of the duties;;lang=en

In addition to an internationally competitive salary, ENS-ICFP provides an attractive travel allowance and research funds (150,000 euros for experimentalists). The successful candidates are fully integrated into the Department of Physics and its constituent research laboratories. For more detailed information regarding the research undertaken at the Department of Physics, please visit our website;lang=en

The positions are funded by the ENS-ICFP grant obtained through the French National Excellence initiative.

Applications must be exclusively submitted through AcademicJobsOnline and should consist of:

 - A cover letter

 - A complete CV including a list of publications

 - A research project taking into account possible interactions with research groups/faculty within the Department of Physics at Ecole normale supérieure (no more than 4 pages of A4).

- Three letters of recommendation from senior scientists, to be uploaded on AcademicJobsOnline.

Candidates are encouraged to make early contact with faculty to discuss their research proposal and should refer to these contacts in their 4-page research statement. If help is required to identify appropriate research groups/faculty, candidates should contact the Manager, Stéphanie Troufflard, at

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed (videoconferences) in early December 2018. Only applications received by October 31, 2018 will be considered. The hiring committee will make offers late in 2018.

Positions will normally start in September 2019, but this is negotiable.

For your information, two additional positions will be made available by the Philippe Meyer Institute

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Sarah Reemers
LabEx Manager
Département de Physique, Ecole normale supérieure
24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

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