Junior Research Chairs Call 2018 – Department of Physics, ENS Paris

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. 

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

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, the program actively encourages experimental projects through a reserved budget. 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 (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 http://www.phys.ens.fr/spip.php?rubrique258&;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 stephanie.troufflard@phys.ens.fr
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.


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