The training of mathematicians and physicists at the graduate and post-graduate level is an important aspect of the activities of CEMPI. The Center provides a stimulating international environment for master's and PhD students, as well as for post-doctoral researchers. Details of the application procedures for CEMPI funding are provided below.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

CEMPI has at least two openings for one-year (possibly renewable) postdoctoral research positions, starting between September 1st 2018 and January 1st 2019. Priority will be given to candidates working on research topics associated with Painlevé-CEMPI-PhLAM 2019 Thematic Semester (Arithmetic, Algebraic geometry, Modular forms). Applications in other fields of CEMPI research are also welcome and strongly encouraged. CEMPI's research project is available HERE.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. prior to the start of the contract. Selection will be based on the scientific excellence of the candidate and on the quality of the proposed research project.

Beyond progressing on their own research, candidates are expected to take an active part in the activities of the CEMPI and of its partner laboratories, and in particular in the annual Thematic Semester of CEMPI. No teaching duties are imposed on the successful candidate and mastery of the French language is not a requirement. Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the researchers of the two CEMPI partner laboratories (Lab. Paul Painlevé and PhLAM) active in their field, prior to submitting their application, in order to ensure their research project is in line with the CEMPI research program.


The net pay (after the deduction of social contributions, including health coverage and pension contributions, but not income taxes) is approximately 2300 euros/month.

Application procedure

Interested candidates should send the following documents, preferably in a single file (.doc, .docx, .odt, or .pdf), to and to
- A detailed CV describing the candidate's undergraduate and graduate studies.
- A list of publications.
- A motivation letter and the candidate's research project while at the CEMPI (2 pages).
In addition, two or three letters of recommendation of renowned scientists familiar with the candidate and his work should be sent directly by those scientists to and to

Deadline for application

Priority will be given to applications received by January 15th, 2018.

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