Junior Research Chairs

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Jean-Marc Berroir
Labex Director
directeur@phys.ens.fr

Cécile Margossian
Labex Deputy Director
cecile.margossian@phys.ens.fr

Junior Research Chairs

Each year, three new chairholders are appointed. To find out more about the recruitment campaign and the schedule please visit our JRC pages

See below poster: ‘Creating links that last a lifetime’

Master’s program in Fundamental Physics

Online applications for session 2015/2016 are now closed.

For administrative questions concerning the ICFP Masters program, please contact : applicationicfp@phys.ens.fr

The director of the Labex ENS-ICFP appoints three new chairholders each year. Awardees are granted three-year postdoctoral positions with competitive salaries, travel funds as well as research allowances for experimentalists.
JRCs are appointed directly at the departmental level. The program aims at full integration of the JRCs into the department: a mentorship program is set up and JRC awardees participate in teaching.

 Recruitment schedule

Summer, each year The call for applications is launched.Candidates have four months to submit their applications on academicjobsonline.org
End of October Deadline to apply
November Assessment phase
December Decision phase
Beginning December Selected finalists are notified individually via email and are given the date and time of their interview (videoconferences).
Early December Interviews
Late December JRC laureates are notified via individual email
JRC alternates notified via individual email
January 7, each year Decision deadline for JRC laureates
Remaining finalists notified via individual email

 How to apply

During the recruitment campaign, applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9296) should consist of:
- A cover letter
- A complete CV including a list of publications
- A research statement taking into account possible interactions with research groups/faculty within the Department of Physics at the 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 proposal and should include details of these discussions in their 4-page research statement.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview (videoconferences) mid-December each year.
Applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration. Positions normally start in September each year, but this is negotiable.

Contact us


Jean-Marc Berroir
Labex Director
directeur@phys.ens.fr

Cécile Margossian
Labex Deputy Director
cecile.margossian@phys.ens.fr

Junior Research Chairs

Each year, three new chairholders are appointed. To find out more about the recruitment campaign and the schedule please visit our JRC pages

See below poster: ‘Creating links that last a lifetime’

Master’s program in Fundamental Physics

Online applications for session 2015/2016 are now closed.

For administrative questions concerning the ICFP Masters program, please contact : applicationicfp@phys.ens.fr