Contact:  contact[AT]ilp.upmc.frLocation:  Paris, France
The Lagrange Institute (Institut Lagrange de Paris, ILP) invites applications from scientists with recent PhDs for several Fellowships beginning in 2015. The Lagrange Fellows will receive a salary according to experience, and generous travel, research, and visitor funds, for 2+1 years.
The ILP unites research groups from the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, the Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et Hautes Energies, and the Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies with internationally recognized research programs in theoretical and observational cosmology, (astro-)particle physics, and theoretical and experimental high energy physics. The Institute’s mission is to advance foundational questions on the origin, constituents, dynamics and fate of the Universe through the interplay of theory, computation, and data.
The Lagrange Institute maintains a lively visitors program and hosts regular workshops and conferences throughout the year.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated outstanding research creativity and have the potential to develop and lead projects in collaboration with the member teams of the ILP.
The Lagrange fellows are immersed in an internationally visible research environment with rich intellectual and computational resources, and opportunities for involvement in the leading astronomical observations and (astro-)particle physics experiments of the decade. Research strengths include (but are not limited to) theoretical and observational cosmology, the cosmic beginning, dark matter and dark energy research, theoretical and experimental (astro-)particle physics, quantum field theory and quantum gravity.
Detailed information about the Lagrange Institute, its members, its mission, and instructions on how to apply for a Lagrange Postdoc Fellowship can be found on the ILP website. All application materials including reference letters have to be received by the 16th of November, 2014 to guarantee full consideration.
The positions include comprehensive benefits packages such as transportation and lunch subsidies, medical insurance, maternity leave and retirement benefits.