LabexMER is offering international postdoctoral fellowships for young scientists to propose their own research project in marine sciences at several LabexMER laboratories. In order to be eligible, applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 3 years at the closing date of the call. The postdoctoral appointment is for a period of two years. Recipients of the awards will receive a net salary of about 2200€ per month. The application deadline is April, 15, 2017
Study Subject(s): Fellowships allow young scientists to propose their own research project in marine sciences (within the LabexMER research axes) to be carried out in one or several LabexMER laboratories.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: LabexMER
Scholarship can be taken at: France (one or several LabexMER laboratories)
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Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 3 years at the closing date of the call. This condition of 3 years maximum after the thesis is considered either from the defense date or the graduation date (most advantageous case) and can be extended in special cases (maternity, illness …). Applicants showing more than 3 years after thesis (maximum 3 years + 6 months) will be considered if they can provide a support letter from one member of the LabexMER Scientific Committee.
-Since this program is targeted at international young scientists, applicants holding a French doctoral degree are eligible for the award only if they demonstrate extensive international research experience acquired during or after their PhD. Successful applicants must be able to present a certified copy of their diploma, or a certified letter from the university officials stating that they have completed all of the requirements for their degree. It is also expected that candidates will have a command of the English language. Knowledge in French language is not required but the candidate should understand that they are expected to acquire basic knowledge of French during their postdoctoral appointment.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International young scientists can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The LabexMER partners have created a new post-doctoral program, inspired by successful similar programs such as the U.S. NOAA Climate Change and Global Change postdoctoral program or WHOI postdoctoral fellowship. It allow young scientists to propose their own research project in marine sciences (within the LabexMER research axes) to be carried out in one or several LabexMER laboratories. The competitive awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual’s research promise and relevance to Labex Mer research Axis.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The postdoctoral appointment is for a period of two years.
What does it covers? Recipients of the awards will receive a net salary of about 2200€ per month. In addition, support is available for travel expenses, equipment, and supplies. Work contract will include national health and dental insurance, as well as retirement and unemployment benefits.
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Selection will be carried out from May to mid-July 2016.
How to Apply: Application is exclusively made on-line via the LabexMER website. The candidates will submit an original research project relevant to one of the Labex research priorities, and propose collaboration with a local host. The local host(s) should be affiliated to one of the LabexMER laboratories and be responsible for providing adequate office and laboratory space for the duration of the postdoctoral tenure. Communication with one or several potential LabexMER hosts prior to submitting an application is strongly encouraged. A minimum of three recommendation letters are also requested. Since they do not systematically contact referees to request letters, the candidate should direct their reference writers to the LabexMER administrator. Application form will have to be submitted, as a single pdf document, including the application form and requested additional documents. In addition to the formal application form, the following are required:
-transcripts of the applicant’s complete undergraduate and graduate records (including up to date transcripts from the applicant’s current university for those who have not yet completed their Ph.D.).
-a current CV or resume that shows educational background and work experiences;
-a brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (one page abstract);
-a research project (no longer than three pages, including references) describing research interests, in particular those that the applicant would like to pursue within the LabexMER Axis, as well as more general career plans and how a postdoctoral tenure within any of the Labex laboratories would complement their existing experience and preparation.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is April, 15, 2017