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IDEX Bordeaux International Research Positions in France, 2019

The Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux (IdEx Bordeaux) is opening positions for postdoctoral fellows. High-profile international candidates from any scientific field, holding a doctorate degree delivered by a non-French institution, and wishing to achieve a further step in their career in the outstanding research environment of the University of Bordeaux, are welcome to apply.

The objective is to allow young international researchers to carry out their research projects in one of Bordeaux’s research laboratories.

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The University of Bordeaux is leading the “Initiative of Excellence” program in association with the National Research Council (CNRS), the National Institute of Health and Medicine (Inserm), the University Bordeaux Montaigne, Sciences-Po Bordeaux, Bordeaux Sciences Agro and the Bordeaux Institute of Technology.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 16, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing a postdoctoral program at the University of Bordeaux.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the following domains: materials science, neuroscience, environment and ecosystems, numerical certification and reliability, archaeology, lasers and photonics, health and societies, translational imaging, cardiology.
  • Scholarship Award: The funding includes a maximum two-year post-doctoral contract ( a holdone-year contract that may be renewed once), and a contribution to project-related fees (travel, consumables, etc.).
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: International students
  • Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students can apply for international postdoctoral positions.
  • Entrance Requirements:  The applicants must fulfil the following criteria in order to submit an application for the program:
  1. Applicants should hold a doctorate awarded by a non-French institution and be in an incoming mobility situation (not having resided in France for more than 12 months in the last 3 years). Fellows should not hold or have previously held a research position in Bordeaux area.
  2. The doctoral degree should have been awarded between 4 years before the end of the present call (+1 year per maternity/paternity leave with a maximum of 2 years), and not later than 3 months after the end of the call.
  3. Applicants must promote their own research project to be carried in the laboratory of their choice for a maximum period of two years.
  4. Applicants must be supported by a local researcher and by his/her laboratory. Candidates for an IdEx Bordeaux Post-doctoral fellowship cannot act as a PI for a Junior Chair grant the same year. If such is the case, only the post-doctoral application will be considered eligible.
  • English Language Requirement: The majority of courses must be taught in a foreign language (English, Spanish, German).

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Application Procedure:

Applications must be submitted electronically via the dedicated platform. All requested documents must be provided for the submission to be valid (please refer to the Applicant Guide for more details on the process).

Please note that to the extent that the evaluation process involves international researchers, all documents must be written in English.

How to Apply:

For the submission of your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Identify the appropriate local science environment for your project.
  2. Obtain the approval of a local laboratory.
  3. Prepare your application by downloading Documents A and B on our website.
  4. After completing all the requested documents, go to the page dedicated to the submission of applications. Sign in or create an account.
  5. Once logged in, complete the application form.
  6. Attach the following documents:
  • The project proposal, or Document A (in PDF format);
  • The document Ethical issues , or Document B (in PDF format);
  • A short CV with a list of up to 3 scientific references, on a maximum of 2 pages (in PDF format);
  • A summary of the main achievements, on a maximum of 2 pages. (list of major publications, patents, and other scientific papers and awards, in PDF format);
  • A letter of support signed by the local mentor (in PDF format)
  • A letter of support signed by the director of the host laboratory (in PDF format);
  • A letter of motivation (in PDF format)
  • Signed letters from the referents indicated in the CV (in PDF format). Letters of reference may be attached to other application documents during the electronic submission process, or sent directly to the address given at the end of this document;
  • A copy of the doctoral certificate or other official document certifying that the candidate holds a doctorate, in French or in English (in PDF format).

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