Preparing the "after-PhD"

Preparing the "after-PhD"

From October of your 3rd year of PhD, post-doc offers start arriving for the following year. If you want to continue in the research, you can check these websites that list post-doc offers:

Many offers go through the astro-jc mailing list. To register, follow the instructions (in french).

The doctoral school share post-doc offers on Twitter: @ED_AAIF

If you do not know the professional perspectives available to you at the end of the PhD in academic and/or industrial sectors, you can follow the doctoral course « Préparer l’après-thèse : les métiers et carrières après la thèse dans ou hors recherche publique » (in french) proposed by ED127. You can find doctoral courses about this subject in course catalog on ADUM website.

See the french page for the "qualifications" (required to get a permanent position at the University).

Read: an article from CEREQ on PhD carreers.


  • December 8th: Congratulations to Camille Gennet (AIM) and Eduardo Vitral (IAP) elected PhD student representatives for two years. Great thanks to Nicolas Dagoneau and Elena Bellomi for their service to the doctoral school.
  • December 4th: The 2020 Elbereth conference will take place on February 26th-18th at IAP.
  • November 25th: The PhD advisors are invited to submit their PhD projects from their ADUM account before February 2nd.
  • October 11th: Congratulations to Océane Barraud and Nicolas Oudart, first and second prize of the contest my thesis in 5 minutes from the French Association for Astronomy
  • October 4th, 2019: Kick-off for the 2019-2020 year of the doctoral school in Meudon Observatory. Foreign students are expected at 10am for a special meeting. General meeting at 2pm.
  • September 1st, 2019: Registration at PSL University are now done online only. PhD students must fill in their registration on ADUM, PhD advisors and Lab Heads validate on ADUM only. No more papers to be signed.