University of Tokyo, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

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Position ID:UTokyo-KavliIPMU-CMB2022 [#21686]
Position Title: Project researcher position to work on Simons Observatory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Experimental Astrophysics
High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup** (listed until 2022/08/15)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo.

The position is funded by KAKENHI project, Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research, "Probing the origin of the universe using the largest CMB telescope arrays to date" (22H04913, PI: Osamu Tajima). The postdoctoral scholar will work on calibration and data analysis of Simons Observatory together with Tomotake Matsumura at the Kavli IPMU.

Kavli IPMU participates in the ground-based CMB experiment, Simons Observatory, scheduled to start observations in 2023. A successful candidate is expected to lead the effort working on calibration and data analysis for Simons Observatory by collaborating within the team in Japan and the international collaborations.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or related areas by the starting date of the position.
The appointment will start from Autumn 2022 through the end of March 2023, and it can be extended through March 2027 maximumly upon successful review of the research performance. (The appointment can start immediately after the selection of the candidate.)
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The deadline of the application is July 31, 2022.
The application should include a CV, research statement, publication list and at least 3 letters of recommendation. 
Application documents (including recommendation letters) should be in English or Japanese. 
They should be uploaded at “Application Form” no later than July 31, 2022 (You need the registration of <>)

Email inquiries regarding the application process may be sent to Kavli IPMU AJO INQUIRY <>
Questions about research may be sent to Tomotake Matsumura  <>

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, has the ambitious goal to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, astronomy, and statistics. It is an international research institute with English as its official language, established in October 2007. More than a half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan.
We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership. Female and international applicants are strongly encouraged.

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Further Info:
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan