IPI Postdoctoral research fellowships: 2023-2024 call for applications

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Initiative Physique des Infinis - Sorbonne Université
Department Name: 
Faculté des Sciences et Ingénierie
Street Line 1: 
4 Place Jussieu
Job Announcement Text: 

The IPI (Initiative Physique des Infinis) of the Alliance Sorbonne Université, Paris, France, invites applications from scientists with recent PhDs for several fellowships that will start in october 2024 at the latest. IPI fellows will receive a salary according to experience, and generous travel, research, and visitor funds, for 2 years or 3 years, depending on the contract. The successful candidates will need to have obtained their PhD no more than three years before the eventual starting date of the postdoctoral contract.

IPI fellows will perform their research activities in one of the IPI member laboratories (depending on research specialty), will be immersed in an internationally visible research environment with rich intellectual and computational resources, and opportunities for involvement in leading facilities. 

IPI laboratories include LPNHE, LPP, IAP, LPTHE, LULI, LESIA, LERMA, LPENS and INSP.

The prospective candidate will be expected to perform his or her research activities in high energy physics, physics of the Universe or in plasma physics, including but not limitated to the following fields:
Laser-plasma acceleration - High energy astrophysics - Cosmology - Dark Energy - Intense excitation of matter - Intense multi-charged ion beams - Formation and dynamics of galaxies - Large structures of the Universe - High energy density by laser - Space engineering Nanosatellites - Matter/Antimatter - Dark Matter - Physics of the Universe - Physics of Gravitation Physics - High Energy Physics - Particle Physics - Fusion Plasmas - Laboratory Plasmas - Dense Plasmas - Interstellar Plasmas - Cold Plasmas - Solar Plasmas - Space Plasmas - Cosmic Radiation - Cosmic Background Radiation - Particle Sources - Intense Radiation Sources - String Theory - Early Universe - Deep Universe

Members of the IPI are involved in leading capacities in several international projects, including ATLAS and LHCb at the LHC (CERN), HESS, CTA, DESI, Rubin Observatory/LSST, SPT-3G, Euclid, SVOM, MMS, Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe, JUICE, Helioswarm, LOFAR, SKA, Apollon, ITER, …

Applications should include a cover letter (maximum 1 page), a research proposal (maximum 2 pages), a statement of past research accomplishments (maximum 3 pages), a curriculum vitae and a publication list. 

NOTE: All applicants should contact a permanent member of the laboratories listed above and working in the field of high energy physics, physics of the Universe, or plasma physics and discuss with her/him their projects. The name of this contact scientist, the team and laboratory in which they wish to work should be explicitly stated in the application.

Recommendation letters: a support letter from the contact scientist is mandatory and should state the reality of the contact made and indicate that the contact scientist agrees to host the candidate in her/his team, in the event that he or she is funded by the IPI. Candidates should also nominate up to three other referees in the web application.

To guarantee full consideration, the following deadlines must be respected:

  • December 3, 2023 midnight (CET): deadline to submit all application materials (except the recommendation letters)
  • Deecember 10, 2023 midnight (CET): deadline to submit the recommendation letters (including the support letter from the contact scientist)

Applications must be deposited online on this platform: http://www2.iap.fr/ipi-fellowship/

Contact: [email protected] and [email protected] To learn more about IPI and the present call, please see our website.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$29000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$33000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Approximate yearly net income depending on experience
Included Benefits: 

The IPI laboratories are located on the Pierre and Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne University in central Paris. The positions include health coverage for employees and families. School in France is free for all children above 3 years old, and day care is available.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 18, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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