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Junior Research Chair in Theoretical Physics

École Normale Supérieure - Physics Department

Location: Paris - France
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th September 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: 18870

Position Description

The physics department of ENS invites applications for three independent postdoctoral positions in theoretical physics as Junior Research Chair holders (JRC),

  • One JRC position is funded by the Labex ENS-ICFP, and integrated into the physics department and its research laboratories, LPENS and LKB.
  • Two JRC positions are funded by the Philippe Meyer Institute for theoretical physics. The successful candidates will be affiliated to this Institute, while also fully integrated into the physics department of ENS.

Initial appointments are for two years with a possible extension for a third year. In addition to an internationally competitive salary, we offer an attractive travel allowance.

The physics department of ENS aims at recruiting outstanding candidates with international experience. All domains of theoretical physics will be considered but projects within the following fields are particularly encouraged. If possible, a connection with experiments of the physics department will be welcome.

  • Theoretical particle and astro-particle physics
  • Field and string theory
  • Statistical physics
  • Quantum physics: from atoms to condensed matter
  • Condensed matter theory
  • Biophysics
  • Information theory 

Application file

Applications are common to all three positions and shall be done via the apply button.

including: Cover letter, Resume including list of publications, Research statement taking into account possible interactions with research groups / faculty within ENS Physics Department (maximum four A4 pages) and three letters of recommendation from senior scientists. 


Closing date: October 31, 2021

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via video conference early December, 2021.

Offers will be sent before the end of December 2021, for a position starting in September or October 2022.

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