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

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Position ID:UTokyo-KavliIPMU-T2K_SK_HK2022 [#22540]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position on T2K, Super-Kamiokande, and future Hyper-Kamiokande experiments
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Physics / Experimental Astrophysics, Neutrino physics
Astrophysics / Experimental Astrophysics, particle astrophysics
Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/10/07 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2022/12/31)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral researcher position at the Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo.

The postdoctoral scholar will work on calibration and/or machine learning for water Cherenkov detectors (WCDs) of T2K, Super-Kamiokande (Super-K), and future Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) experiments together with Patrick de Perio at the Kavli IPMU.

Kavli IPMU participates in the large underground WCDs and long-baseline neutrino experiments: T2K, Super-K, and future Hyper-K. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in a comprehensive calibration analysis and/or machine learning event reconstruction for WCDs. Additional hardware responsibilities will include one or more of the following:

  • Local gadolinium-loaded water purification and materials test stand,
  • Travel to Canada to develop novel water quality monitoring techniques, photogrammetry geometry surveying systems, detailed PMT characterizations, and
  • Construction of a new Water Cherenkov Test Experiment (WCTE) at CERN.

Both software and hardware developments will be applied to the WCTE beam data, as well as T2K and Super-K physics analyses.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or related areas by the starting date of the position.
The appointment will start in late-autumn 2022 for 3 years, and can be extended upon a successful performance review and availability of funding. (The appointment can start immediately after the selection of the candidate.)

The deadline of the application is October 7, 2022. The position will be open until filled, however for full consideration please apply by the deadline.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (with email address and citizenship), a statement of research interests, and a list of publications. Applicants should also ensure that at least three letters of reference are submitted on their behalf.
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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 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