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Principality of Monaco / ITER Postdoctoral Fellowships
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ITER welcomes applications for the Principality of Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. These Fellowships allow recent PhD graduates to join the ITER Organization for a period of up to two years.

The ITER project involves a wide range of cutting-edge research activities in fusion science and technology. As a Monaco Postdoctoral Fellow at ITER, you will be working with some of the leading scientists and engineers in fusion energy research and conducting a research program which will contribute to the realization of the one of the great scientific goals of the 21st century.

Applicants for ITER/Monaco Postdoctoral Fellowships must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be a national of one of the ITER Members or of the Principality of Monaco
  • Applicants must have received their PhD since 1 January 2009, or must receive their PhD prior to the deadline for beginning the Fellowship.
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Within the ITER project research possibilities exist in many areas of fusion science and technology, including:
  • Burning plasma physics (confinement, stability, plasma-wall interactions, plasma control, energetic particle physics)
  • Heating and current drive physics and technology
  • Fusion plasma diagnostics
  • Control systems and methodology
  • Superconducting magnet technology
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering/ structural analysis
  • Remote handling technology
  • Vacuum technology and plasma fuelling technology
  • Cryogenics
  • Thermohydraulics
Applicants are requested to apply through the job site.

The e-Recruitment system will require you to:

  • Fill in an online application file
  • Upload your Curriculum Vitae (including a list of your publications and photocopies of your highest academic qualification)
  • Upload a letter of motivation (limited to two pages)
Important: Three letters of recommendation are also required. Please send those letters together with a copy of your CV, publication list and motivation letter in one PDF file to with the subject: 2012 Monaco Fellowship application.

Note: For merging documents into a single PDF file, free software is available at

Further Information: For questions related to aspects of the Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowships or associated research projects please contact

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  • 1 December 2011
    • External launch of competition
  • 31 January 2012
    • Deadline for application
  • 31 March 2012
    • Complete candidate interviews
  • 30 April 2012
    • Fellows selected and appointment offers sent
  • 1 September 2012
    • Fellows normally on site
  • 1 January 2013
    • Latest date for Fellows to begin their Fellowship on site