Department of Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure

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Position ID:Ecole Normale Supérieure-Department of Physics-JRC2015 [#5667]
Position Title: Junior Research Chairs
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Paris, Ile-de-France 75 005, France [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical Physics, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Atomic/Molecular Physics, Quantum Information Science, Elementary Particle Theory, Biophysics, Physics - Mathematical Physics
Statistical and Biological Physics / Statistical Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2015/06/19, finished 2016/01/19, listed until 2015/10/18)
Position Description:    

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

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

Closing date: October 18, 2015
Expected interview dates: December 8-9-10, 2015

The Department of Physics at ENS Paris invites applications for three JRC (Junior Research Chairs) at postdoctoral level. Appointments will be for two years with a possible one year extension.
The Department aims at recruiting outstanding candidates with international experience. Research activities can be experimental and/or theoretical; the Department actively encourages experimental projects.

Research themes 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

Some participation in teaching within ENS-ICFP (International Centre for Fundamental Physics and its Interfaces) Master

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In addition to an internationally competitive salary, ENS-ICFP provides an attractive travel allowance and research funds (100,000 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 consult our website

The positions are funded by the 10-year 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 construct their project 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, Cécile Margossian, at

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed (videoconferences) in early December 2015.
Only applications received
by October 18, 2015 will be considered. The hiring committee will make offers late in 2015.

Positions will start in September 2016.

For your information, one or 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:
Département de Physique, Ecole normale supérieure
24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

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