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  • If you are looking for an enriching and life-changing postdoctoral experience, the Monaco/ITER fellowship program is the right choice. It is a unique opportunity to take part in the largest fusion project in the world, working with the greatest scientists, researchers and engineers.

    Valentina Nikolaeva
  • The Monaco-ITER Fellowship program has been the most fascinating experience of my scientific life. It allowed me to explore fusion research in its real complexity, to contribute to the ambitious ITER project and to enjoy working in this unique and inspiring international environment.

    Anna Medvedeva
  • ITER provides an amazing environment for young fusion researchers and it is an honour to be granted a Monaco-ITER fellowship. This opportunity allowed me to learn a lot from outstanding physicists and diagnosticians.

    Damien Colette
  • Working at ITER is a wonderful opportunity both professionally and personally, especially because of the great people. Moreover, it is a good place to learn and get recognized in the field of fusion plasma physics.

    William Gracias
  • Working with brilliant fusion scientists, who come from all over the world to join ITER, is a beautiful experience. Please, join us if you are eager to be actively involved in the world’s largest fusion project.

    Lei Chen
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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 2019 or you are about to obtain one.

You would like to carry out a research project and to participate in the publication 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 2019 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 (positions will be posted on 17 January 2022):

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 1 page
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 2022 postdoctoral fellowship program:

  • 15 January 2024: External launch of competition
  • 29 February 2024: Deadline for application
  • 4 and 5 April 2024: Candidate interviews
  • 1 September 2024: Fellows normally on site
  • 31 December 2024: Latest date for Fellows to take up award on site

(The 2024 recruitment campaign will open in mid-January 2024.)

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