Lagrange Postdoctoral Fellowships

Please note that if you haven't heard from us by mid-December, then consider that your application has not been shortlisted.

The ILP invites applications from scientists with recent PhDs for several Fellowships beginning in 2017. Lagrange Fellows will receive a salary according to experience, and generous travel, research, and visitor funds, for 2 years (+ 1).

The Lagrange Institute further expands its visitor's program by the Lagrange Awards, enabling international leaders in the research themes of the Institute and their groups to spend extended periods of time collaborating with ILP fellows and members in Paris. In addition, the ILP hosts regular workshops and conferences.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated outstanding research creativity and have the potential to develop and lead projects in collaboration with ILP members.

Lagrange fellows will perform their research activities at the ILP's member laboratories (depending on research speciality), will be immersed in an internationally visible research environment with rich intellectual and computational resources, and opportunities for involvement in the leading astronomical observations and (astro-)particle physics experiments of the decade. Research strengths include (but are not limited to) theoretical and observational cosmology, the cosmic beginning, dark matter and dark energy research, theoretical and experimental (astro-)particle physics, and recent advances in quantum field theory and quantum gravity. If desired, Fellows may attend short courses on emerging research methods.

Members of the Lagrange Institute are involved in leading capacities in several international projects, including Planck, Herschel, Euclid, CFHTLS, TeraPix, BOSS, AUGER, CTA, VIPER, Square Kilometer Array, ATLAS at LHC and HESS.

Applications should include a research proposal, a statement of past research accomplishments, a curriculum vitae and a publication list. Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to the web application.

All application materials including reference letters will have to be received by the 16th of November, 2016 to guarantee full consideration.

Please note that the number of fellowships is conditional on funding.

Lagrange Postdoc Fellowships will be open to applications from the 1st of October!