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  • The Monaco/ITER Fellowship provides an unparalleled opportunity to impact the ITER Project. Learning from leading fusion scientists while directly contributing to the world’s most ambitious fusion project makes for a truly rewarding and fulfilling postdoctoral experience.

    Jonathan Coburn
  • ITER provides an excellent opportunity to work with renowned scientists in an international environment. It is an absolutely magnificent and enriching experience to be part of the world’s largest fusion project.

    Joyeeta Sinha
  • It is a precious opportunity to be involved in the greatest scientists from all over the world and do a cutting-edge research here at ITER.

    Satoshi Togo
  • For a plasma physicist like me, to work at ITER is possibly the greatest opportunity for my career. In our division our colleagues not only have an impressive knowledge on fusion plasmas but also demonstrate commitment and humanity.

    Javier Artola
  • The Monaco/ITER Fellowship program is an opportunity to participate in the great research project of the 21st century. Join and work with brilliant researchers!

    Jae-Sun Park
The current group of Monaco/ITER Fellows. (Click to view larger version...)
The current group of Monaco/ITER Fellows.
Under the terms of a Partnership Arrangement signed between the ITER Organization and the Principality of Monaco in 2008 (and renewed in 2018), a Postdoctoral Fellowship program has been established at ITER. The Arrangement allows for the appointment of five young scientists, every two years, from the seven ITER Member countries or from the Principality of Monaco. The Monaco Fellows, as they are called, are trained—over a period of two years—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 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 2017 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 2017 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 upload a letter of motivation (limited to 1 page) to be merged with three letters of recommendation (in pdf or docx format) when you submit your application.

Time schedule for the 2020 postdoctoral fellowship program:

  • 13 January 2020 : External launch of competition
  • 1 March 2020 : Deadline for application
  • 2 and 3 April 2020 : Candidate interviews
  • 1 September 2020 : Fellows normally on site
  • 31 December 2020 : 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 tim.luce@iter.org.