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  • I joined the Science Division to work on 3D effects of plasma edge stability and have been greatly impressed. Working side by side with some of the brightest scientists on one of the biggest scientific projects in the world is a truly enriching experience.

    Toon Weyens
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Confinement & Modelling Section
  • Being involved in the world’s largest fusion experiment is really exciting and an enormous privilege.

    Aneeqa Khan
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Tungsten Divertor & Plasma-Wall Interactions Section
  • Truly a unique and exciting research experience.

    Di Hu
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Stability & Control Section
  • ITER is great for everything, from the environment to the work culture to the people working here. It is like living in a world full of smart people where everyone has great ideas and respect for the others. Just apply and have fun! :)

    Himank Anand
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Stability & Control Section
  • It is a unique opportunity to help realize a fusion energy experiment that is the product of decades of research, and that has the potential to make fusion a household word.

    Ryan Sweeney
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Stability & Control Section
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The application deadline for the 2018 Principality of Monaco/ITER postdoctoral fellowships was 1 March 2018. The next recruitment campaign will be held in 2020.

In January 2008, a Partnership Arrangement 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. In January 2018, the Arrangement was renewed for ten years, and a new recruitment campaign was launched.

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 Program 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 2015 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:

  • Control Technology
  • Plasma facing materials and components
  • 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
  • Tokamak Operations
  • Tritium Breeding and tritium handling technology
  • Thermohydraulics

  • You are a national of one of ITER Members or of the Principality of Monaco
  • Your PhD was awarded after the 1 January 2015 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:

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 with a subject line: 2018 Monaco Fellowship application.

Time schedule for the 2018 postdoctoral fellowship program:

  • 16 January 2018 : External launch of competition
  • 1 March 2018 : Deadline for application
  • 3 and 4 April 2018 : Candidate interviews
  • 1 September 2018 : Fellows normally on site
  • 31 December 2018 : Latest date for Fellows to take up award on site

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