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Junior Research Chairs Call 2016

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

Closing date : October 30, 2016
Expected interview dates : December 7-8-9, 2016

The Department of Physics at ENS Paris invites applications for four 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 program is part of the duties http://www.phys.ens.fr/spip.php?rubrique284&;lang=en

In addition to an internationally competitive salary, ENS-ICFP provides an attractive travel allowance and research funds (100,000 euros for experimentalists, exceptionally an even higher amount can be obtained). The successful candidates are fully integrated into the Department of Physics and its constituent research laboratories.

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(https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7419) 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 Deputy Director, Cécile Margossian, at cecile.margossian@phys.ens.fr

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed (videoconferences) in early December 2016.

Only applications received by October 30, 2016 will be considered. The hiring committee will make offers late in 2016. Positions will start in September 2017.

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