IPI / Fellowship 2024
Online Application Procedure

Will close on 2023-12-03 23:59:59

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 by October 1st, 2024 at the latest. IPI fellows will receive a salary according to experience, and generous travel, research, and visitor funds, for 2 or 3 years, depending on the contract. The successful candidates will need to have obtained their PhD no more than three years before the 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.

Importante 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 recommendation letter from the contact scientist is mandatory. 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)
  • December 10, 2023 midnight (CET): deadline to submit the recommendation letters (including the one from the contact scientist)


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1.  Please fill in the form below and click on the "Save" button at the end of the form if you want to bring changes later or "Submit Online Application" button for a definitive application. Do NOT submit the application form more than once.

2.  Shortly after saving your form you will receive an automated e-mail containing your application ID number, a password and the link to finalize your online application.

3.  After submitting your application your will receive an automated e-mail summarizing your information. An email will also be sent directly to the referees that you nominate in your online application. This email will contain their username and password and a link which leads to a secure, confidential web interface. It is important that you inform your referees beforehand about your application to this position at IAP, so that they expect an email from us.

4.  The referees can use this web interface to submit their recommendation letter directly into your application file on the IAP server and they will receive a confirmation. This procedure is simple and secure.

If you have any difficulty in using this web interface, please send an email to apply-fellows@ipi-sorbonne-universite.fr and ipi@listes.sorbonne-universite.fr To learn more about IPI and the present call, please see our website

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