French Partners


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CELIA



The CEntre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA) is a joint research centre created in 1999 by the University of Bordeaux and the CNRS, and joined by the CEA in 2003.

Its main missions are the development of intense laser topics, interactions in extreme regimes with matter, plasmas and applications linked to large laser infrastructures (LMJ/PETAL), societal objectives or with a high potential for technological development.

This fundamental, theoretical and experimental research is accompanied by a strong contribution to university teaching and doctoral training.

CELIA currently brings together 104 people, including 41 researchers and teacher-researchers and 17 permanent research assistants. It hosts and trains about 40 doctoral students and 10 post-doctoral students of many nationalities.

Working conditions for the recruited researchers

CNRS offers a 36-months full-time work contract (official working time 38.5 h/week).

Benefits include:

• Access to local facilities and laboratories.
• Tuition fees exemption.
• 45 days paid holiday leave.
• Sick leave.
• Parental leave.

Conditions for PhD enrolment

Successful candidates will be enroled as PhD candidates at the University of Bordeaux.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree obtained in France or an equivalent qualification awarded following a training course.

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