Instructions to apply

OCEVU Labex International Postoctoral Grants

The list of postdoc projects can be found here.


The postdoc positions are open to creative young scientists from all countries. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Physics, Astrophysics, or Cosmology. Candidates who are preparing their doctoral thesis are eligible to apply; however they must have obtained their PhD degree before taking up their appointment. The candidate should be proficient in English. Knowledge of French is not required; however, when applicable, the selected candidate will be expected to follow basic French training during the course of his/her appointment.

Application Procedure

The deadline for application submission is 30 SEP 2017 (see table here).  A complete application must include:

  • A complete application form. The ID code of the project (P10-2) that you are applying for must be indicated in the application. The application form can be downloaded here
  • A cover letter detailing the candidate's interest and qualifications for the project
  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • A statement of research interests
  • Three letters of recommendation, emailed directly to the address specified below

Note: All documents and correspondence can be written either in French or in English. All documents should preferably be sent as pdf files

All documents must be emailed to

with the email subject: Postdoc-Application-<Postdoc ID code>-<your name>.

The three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly to

with the email subject: Postdoc-Letter-<Postdoc ID code>-<your name>.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the leader of the postdoc project which they wish to apply for.

Selection Procedure

Every complete application will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s record, recommendation letters and scientific interests. The evaluation will be assigned to a Selection Committee (composed of scientists from the participating institutes). It is a multi-step procedure:

  1. The Selection Committee will draw up a short list
  2. Applicants on the short list will be invited to an interview (physically or via video-conferencing) that will take place within a month following the application closing date
  3. On the basis of the Selection Committee’s recommendations, a final decision will be made by the OCEVU Executive Committee
  4. Notifications will be sent to all candidates no later than two months after the application closing date