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PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO / ITER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

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  • I joined in Superconductor Systems and Auxiliaries section of the Magnet division at ITER, as a postdoc with the Monaco Fellowship. I work on the electromagnetic analysis of ITER Magnet system, and contribute to the definition, implementation and update of ITER Magnet Manufacturing Database.

    It is a truly unique opportunity for me to understand in significant detail the R&D and production chain from superconducting material, strand, and all way to cable-in-conduit conductor, as well as production data tracking with Conductor and Magnet database. I strongly recommend it to others.

    Chao ZHOU
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Superconductor Systems & Auxiliaries Section
  • For me, it’s a dream come true.

    Christian VORPAHL
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Common Port Plug Engineering Sub-Section
  • It is a great honour to be able to contribute to one of the most challenging energy projects of our time, working with and learning from leading scientists in the field every day.

    Wouter DEKEYSER
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Tungsten Divertor & Plasma-Wall Interactions Section
David Campbell, Director of the ITER Science and Operations Department, amid the current Monaco Postdocs: Stephanie Panayotis from France, Wouter Dekeyser from Belgium, Christian Vorpahl from Germany, Chao Zhou from China and Doohyun Kim from Korea. (Click to view larger version...)
David Campbell, Director of the ITER Science and Operations Department, amid the current Monaco Postdocs: Stephanie Panayotis from France, Wouter Dekeyser from Belgium, Christian Vorpahl from Germany, Chao Zhou from China and Doohyun Kim from Korea.
Principality of Monaco/ITER postdoctoral fellowships 2016 are now open for applications:

In January 2008, a Partnership Agreement was signed between the ITER Organization and the Principality of Monaco to set up a Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Since then, five young scientists from the seven ITER Member countries or from the Principality of Monaco have been appointed every two years, and - over a period of two years — are trained in research areas related to the ITER project. The principal motivation of the Research Fellowships is the development of excellence in research in fusion science and technology within the ITER framework. Brilliance and creativity, together with understanding of the relevance of the individual research interests to the ITER project are a key requirement.

The Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme allows young researchers to participate in one of the great scientific and technical challenges of the 21st century and to work closely with leading experts in fusion science and technology within a unique international framework. If you are interested in contributing to the development of fusion energy and would like to experience the ITER project 'up close', the Monaco/ITER Fellowships are a great opportunity.

Your PhD was awarded after 1 January 2013 or you are about to obtain one.

You would like to carry out a research project and to participate in publications of high-quality journal articles in fusion science and technology.

Within the ITER project research possibilities exist in many areas of fusion science and technology, including:

 
  • Burning plasma physics (confinement, stability, plasma-wall interactions, control, energetic particle physics)
  • Heating and current drive physics and technology
  • Fusion plasma diagnostics
  • Superconducting magnet technology
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering/ structural analysis
  • Remote handling technology
  • Vacuum technology and plasma fuelling technology
  • Cryogenics
  • Thermohydraulics


  • You are a national of one of ITER Members or of the Principality of Monaco
  • Your PhD was awarded after the 1 January 2013 or you will have received your PhD by the deadline for taking up an award.
Applicants are requested to apply through the ITER job site: http://www.iter.org/jobs

The e-Recruitment system will require you to:

  • Fill-in an online application file
  • Upload your Curriculum Vitae (including a selection of your most important publications and photocopies of your highest academic qualification)
  • Upload a letter of motivation -- limited to 2 pages
Important: Three letters of recommendation are also required. Please send those letters together with additional copies of your CV and motivation letter in one PDF file to HR-Recruitment@iter.org with a subject line: 2016 Monaco Fellowship application.

Time schedule for the 2016 postdoctoral fellowship programme:

 
  • 5 January 2015 : External launch of competition
  • 1 March, 2016 : Deadline for application
  • 1 April, 2016 : Candidate interviews
  • 1 September, 2016 : Fellows normally on site
  • 31 December, 2016 : Latest date for Fellows to take up award on site