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ITER Monaco postdoc-fellowships 2018 opened

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 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.

Possible topics:

  • 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


The applicant should fulfill the following conditions:

  1.  The PhD title was awarded after January 1st 2015 or will be awarded by the deadline for taking up an award.
  2.  The participant is a national of one of ITER Members or the Principality of Monaco.


The application will take place through the ITER job site and it should include:

  •  The online application file.
  •  The Curriculum Vitae including a selection of the most important publications and photocopies of the highest academic qualification. 
  • The motivation letter -- maximum 2 pages.

Three letters of recommendation along with the CV and motivation letter should be sent to with subject: 2018 Monaco Fellowship application.

Important dates and deadlines:

  • 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

You can view the original extended article on the ITER website.