Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship

Apply with IMT Atlantique and join us!

Thinking about your next career step and willing to boost your career by joining a technological university ranked among the top 500 universities in the world (Top 201-250 for Computer Science and Engineering (THE ranking), Top 201-300 for Management (Shangaï ranking)]) and 20th to the THE World’s Best Small Universities Rankings (2023) ?

Willing to experience intersectoral, interdisciplinary and/or international research?

Looking to carry out your research in a new technological university putting industrial, environmental, societal and/or digital transitions as a priority challenge?

In that case you can apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship with IMT Atlantique as host institution!

The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships fund promising postdoctoral researchers with a view to develop their academic and transferable skills and enhance their career prospects by moving and working abroad.

By applying with IMT Atlantique, you give yourself a chance to join a technological university awarded with the « Bienvenue en France label », a recognition delivered by campus France for our capacity to welcome and host international researchers with the best conditions.

By joining us, you will be supervised by top-leaders:

  • 20 M€ of research funding every year
  • 300 PhD students supervised
  • 800 publications with an average Field Weighted Citation Index of 1,45 between 2016 and 2021
  • 24 ongoing EU projects
  • high connection with the industrial world (10 industrial chairs and 40 industrial core partners), etc…

You can apply if:

  • You are an Experienced Researcher eg. in possession of a doctoral degree at the time of the call deadline   and a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research.
  • You comply with the mobility rule: eg. you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline (September 13th, 2023). All nationalities welcome!
  • You want to carry out an innovative research: only the best proposals will be selected by the European Commission. All domains of research are eligible!
  • You already have great achievements in research: CV is an important criterion of MSCA application

European commission

Table 1. Conditions of the European Fellowship
Duration 12 to 24 months
Funding (salary) € 5 913 per month (employer gross salary) + mobility allowance (600€ per month) + family allowance (600€ per month) if applicable

Funding (support to research and mobility

€ 1 600 per month
Training Portfolio of transferable skills offered which includes an innovative entrepreneurship training module
Supervision 115 Full PhD / High-quality supervisors at IMT Atlantique
Secondment An interdisiplinary and/or intersectoral mobility (3 months up to 1/3 of fellowship) is encouraged when relevant


Useful links : MSCA  Funding & tender opportunities & MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship


Additional benefits:

The fellows receive institutional support and guidance to the installation language courses, accommodation, banking, day care, schooling & family related issues, entry conditions/visas, health insurance, medical care, taxation/salaries, unemployment, work permit, etc. Accommodation in Brest, Nantes and Rennes can also be facilitated upon arrival, by the International Houses in these cities.

How to apply to MSCA fellowship with IMT Atlantique:

Step 1: Find a supervisor at IMT Atlantique (application before March 15th, 2024)

  • Pre-determined topics: You apply to one or two research subject(s) provided by supervisors (please see table 2 below) + CV + Personal statement (see below)
  • OR Open topics: You want to propose a research project which is not mentioned in the list, please send us: 1) Your CV ; 2) A personal statement (maximum of 3 pages, free writing) that includes a personal introduction, qualifications and achievements, career development objectives, general motivation ; 3) A two-page work plan proposition.
  • Please apply by sending your application to before March 15th, 2024.

If your application is retained by a supervisor at IMT Atlantique (Feedback: End of March 2024), then, the next step is to apply jointly to the MSCA PF (call launched by the European Commission).

Step 2: Prepare the application to the MSCA PF

April 2024

  • You receive an informative MSCA-PF starter package (Fellow + supervisors + EU project manager)
  • You elaborate jointly the research approach with your supervisor (April 2023)

May 2024

  • You receive a dedicated training session “Preparing for an Horizon Europe MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship” + advise on institutional aspects and horizontal issues (open science, gender, ethics and research data management…) + advise on how to write your proposal

June 2024

  • One joint meeting (fellow + supervisors + EU project manager) for proofreading

July or August 2024

  • One joint meeting (fellow + supervisors + EU project manager) for proofreading

September 2024

  • One joint meeting (fellow + supervisors + EU project manager) for proofreading
  • Administrative support for your MSCA PF application
  • We apply for you (deadline for the application: September 11th, 2024).

List of the predetermined topics and supervisors

Nuclear Reactor modeling

Supervisor : Lydie GIOT

Keywords: Reactor physics, decay heat, Molten salt reactors, Pressurized Water Reactors, nuclear safety, Monte Carlo methods, nuclear data, uncertainty propogation

Physico-chemical characterisation of particulate emissions from ships

Supervisors : Audrey VILLOT and Aurélie JOUBERT

Key words : BTEX, condensables, soots, emission factors for ships, analytical methodology, GC-MS

Sustainable advanced fuels and biorefineries

Supervisor : Sary AWAD

Keywords :Biofuels, Advanced sustainable fuels for aviation and maritime sectors, Thermochemical processes, biomass, organic wastes, plastic wastes, experimental and numerical approaches coupling

Influence of singularities in ventilated pipes on airflow patterns and their impact on filter loading - combined experimental / numerical approach

Supervisors: Aurélie JOUBERT and Félicie Theron

Keywords : indoor air treatment, ventilation systems, energy consumption, aerosol physics, fluid mechanics, pipe singularities, anemometry, CFD, filter clogging, fibrous media autopsy

High-Performance Computational Electromagnetics and Applications to Biomedical and Industrial Challenges

Supervisor : Adrien Merlini

keywords: computational electromagnetics, bioelectromagnetics, preconditioning, integral equations, brain imaging, fast solvers


our previous proposals :

Study and optimization of high rate pairing of ionization and scintillation signals produced by high energy gamma-rays with the XEMIS2 camera

Superviso : Dominique THERS

Keywords : particle detector; liquid xenon; Compton telescop; PET imaging; 3gammas imaging; Single high energy gamma imaging; Multimodality; gamma rays radiation control; small animal imaging; precision medicine; ionisation *//*chamber; Time Projection chamber; Photodetection; Embedded artificial intelligence.

Machine Learning for 6G-Era Smart Wireless Environments

Supervisors : Samir SAOUDI
et Mustapha Benjillali

Keywords : Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS), Wireless Communications

Investigating multimodal perception for augmented humans and immersive technologies

Supervisor : Etienne PEILLARD

Keywords:augmented reality, virtual reality, perception and augmented vision, perceptual bias analysis, cognitive ergonomics and immersive systems

Réussite avec un programme Marie-curie : Heavy QGP

Contact :

Julien Prud’homme

European project manager


Tel : +33