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Postdoctoral positions

Junior Research Chairs, Department of Physics, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris

Closing date : October 31, 2013
Expected interview dates : December 9-10-11-12, 2013

The Department of Physics, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris (France), invites applications for three Junior Research Chairs (at the postdoctoral level). Appointments will be for two years with a possible extension for a third year. The Departments aims at outstanding candidates with some experience at the international level.
Research activities can be experimental and/or theoretical. It should correspond to one of the following themes :
- 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 in the international master program ( at ENS will be part of the JRCs’ duties.
In addition to an internationally competitive salary, travel allowance and research funds (100,000 euros for experimental JRCs) will be provided. The successful candidates will be fully integrated in the Department of Physics at ENS and its constituent research laboratories. For more detailed information on the research undertaken at the Department of Physics, please consult our website

The department actively encourages applications of experimentalists.

The positions will be funded by the recent 10-year grant (“ENS-ICFP - International Centre for Fundamental Physics and its interfaces”), which the Department of Physics has recently obtained through the French National Excellence initiative.

Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at and 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 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. If help is required to identify appropriate research groups/faculty, candidates should contact the Manager, Stéphanie Troufflard at

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview (videoconferences) mid-December 2013.

Applications received by October 31, 2013 will receive full consideration. The hiring committee, chaired by Édouard Brézin, will make offers late in 2013. Positions will normally start in September 2014, but this is negotiable.

For information, two additional positions will be made available by the Philippe Meyer Institute. More details available at