I'm applying for a postdoc position at ETH Zurich. For the application, the following requirements are listed:
- Letter of motivation
- CV and list of publications
- Electronic copies of university transcripts and certificates
- Contact details of two referees
They do not list letters of recommendation in their requirements.
This leads me to the following question: Would it be better to provide letters of recommendation, even though they are not required?
I know the professor and he knows me. In fact, it would be possible to get four letters of recommendation from leading scientists. I know that the professor knows and respects these scientists very much. I'm sure that most of the other applicants would not have this strong support behind them. This would be a chance to separate me from those. However, I'm unsure if it is not counterproductive since they explicitly stated that they only need the contact information of two referees.