Appel à manifestation d'intérêt: UCAJEDI accueille des post docs dans la cadre du programme Marie S.-Curie Actions

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Publié le 21 mai 2021 Mis à jour le 8 juin 2021

le 3 mai 2021

Post-doc fellows at Université Côte d'Azur
Post-doc fellows at Université Côte d'Azur

Université Côte d’Azur, le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), l'Observatoire Côte d'Azur (OCA) et le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice (CHU Nice) accueillent des chercheurs post-doc ambitieux et talentueux, de toute nationalité qui souhaitent candidater au bourses Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (financés par la Commission Européenne).

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What are Marie S.-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships  

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility. The fellows carry out their own research project in collaboration with a host institution, which is indicated at the time of their application. Researchers of all ages, nationalities and scientific disciplines can apply. Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an extremely enriching experience that enhance the career perspectives by developing new scientific competences and gaining international and collaborative research experience.

The European Commission will launch the call for projects in June 2021 and the deadline for submission of applications is October 12, 2021. The selected projects may start between April 2022 and September 2023, for a duration of 12-24 months. The type of work contract if a fixed-term contract  for 1 or 2 years and the salary and working conditions are very attractive.                     

Université Côte d’Azur (UCAJEDi) as host institution

Université Côte d'Azur JEDi  includes 17 major academic establishments around the historic university core to create one of France's top 10 research-intensive universities. Université Côte d’Azur offers an attractive research environment, among the most competitive in France.

In the framework of the Marie S.-Curie Actions, postdoctoral students will be hosted by one of the following establishments, depending on the research focus:

  • Université Côte d’Azur: a world-class multidisciplinary research intensive university, who obtained the prestigious "Initiative of Excellence" label in 2016, which illustrates the quality of its research and ensures it visibility and attractiveness. The research carried out aims to meet major challenges in science and society and it covers a wide spectrum of objectives, approaches and methodologies.
  • National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS): one of the most important research institutions in the world. To meet the major present and future challenges, its scientists are exploring living things, matter, the universe and the functioning of human societies. The CNRS of Côte d´Azur covers a wide spectrum of disciplines, present in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var.
  • Cote d’Azur Observatory (OCA): a national public institution of higher education and administrative research  and carries by its statutes the missions of scientific research, observation services and dissemination of knowledge of an Observatory of Sciences of the Universe (OSU). The OCA brings together and manages research activities in Earth and Universe sciences in the Riviera region.
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Nice (CHU Nice): a public establishment and the leading health actor in the Alpes-Maritimes. The CHU performs 3 essential functions: Care (diagnosis, prevention, education); Education (medical and paramedical training) and Research-innovation (contribution to the progress of medical and pharmaceutical sciences).

The Call for expression of interest

Researchers interested in applying to the Call for expression of interest of UCAJEDi may be of any nationality but they should meet the eligibility criteria of the Marie S.-Curie programme, which are the following:

  • Must be postdoctoral researchers at the date of the call deadline (October 12, 2021), i.e. in a possession of a doctoral degree, defined as a successfully defended doctoral thesis, even if the doctoral degree has yet to be awarded.
  • Must comply with the following mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.
  • At the call deadline (October 12, 2021), supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree and certified by appropriate documents. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not be taken into account


If you meet the eligibility criteria described above and are interested to respond to our call for expression of interest you have two choices:

  • Look into our university's host offers (click to see our list of projects) and find the research topic that best suits your career interests.
  • Send us your CV[1] and a Cover letter tailored to the research topic you chose from our offer.


  • If you do not find a topic that corresponds to your interests, propose a personal innovative and transdisciplinary postdoc research project that can be deployed over 12-24 months. It would be better if you will have already identified a research unit.
  • Send us your CV[1], a Cover letter and a description of the research topic you propose (objectives, approach, methodology, impact..)

Send us your application in English at
Application deadline: June 25, 2021. The sooner the better!


Expressions of interests will be selected based on the candidate’s track record and motivation, the match between the applicant's skills and the selected project and, where appropriate, on the quality of the research project proposed. Successful candidates will be informed at the latest at the end of June. The Joint European Research Office of UCAJEDi will provide full support in the application process.

We thank you in advance for your interest.


[1] Your CV should also include information on publications, granted patents, invited presentations to international conferences, organization of conferences in your field of research, examples of participation in industrial innovation, prizes and awards, funding received so far, supervising and mentoring activities.