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Principality of Monaco / ITER Postdoctoral Fellowships

Principality of Monaco / ITER Postdoctoral Fellowships

Current Fellows

Debasmita Samaddar (India)
obtained her PhD at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and is now researching the parallelization of plasma simulation codes used to analyze ITER plasma performance.

Jing Na (China)
obtained his PhD at Beijing Institute of Technology and is developing advanced control algorithms for the ITER cryogenic system.

Sun Hee Kim (Korea)
obtained his PhD at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and is now working on the optimization of burning plasma scenarios for ITER.

Ian Pong (European Union)
obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge and is now analyzing the performance of superconducting cables for the ITER magnet system.

Shimpei Futatani (Japan)
obtained his PhD from Kyoto University and is now developing a 3-D numerical simulation of physics processes underlying the control of edge-localized-modes in ITER.
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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