Tohoku University, Advanced Institute for Materials Research

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Position ID:Tohoku University-AIMR-POSTDOC [#16820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Condensed Matter Theory/AMO Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577, Japan [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / artificial gauge fields, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Cold Atom Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Optics and Photonics, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Theoretical atomic physics, theoretical condensed matter physics, ultracold quantum gases
Appl Deadline:2020/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2020/09/06, finished 2021/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University, Japan, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher on condensed matter theory and/or AMO theory to join the group of Assoc. Prof. Tomoki Ozawa.

【Description of the Institute】 
AIMR was launched as one of the centers established by the World Premier International Research Centers Initiative (WPI) with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), aimed at developing world-class research bases in Japan. 

The main characteristics of AIMR are as follows:
  • Collaboration between materials science and mathematics at the research institute level
  • International research environment: about 40 percent of the researchers are from overseas
  • Comprehensive English language support
  • Provision of an ideal research environment in all areas, including research equipment and grants
【Description of the Group and the Research Field】
The group of Assoc. Prof. Ozawa, established in February 2020, is a new research group of AIMR. The main research interest of the group is theoretical condensed matter physics and theoretical AMO physics, especially topological and many-body physics in ultracold atomic gases, photonics, and related fields. The successful candidate is going to work on theory of condensed matter physics and/or AMO physics, in collaboration with other members of the group and the institute.

For more information on the research of Assoc. Prof. Ozawa, please visit:

【Work Location】
 AIMR, Tohoku University 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577 Japan 

【Job Description】
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Qualifications: Ph. D. degrees or related doctoral degree
Term:Renewed every year, can be extended up to three years in total
Starting date: April 1, 2021 or later (to be negotiated)
Salary: 362,000 JPY per month before tax 

【Application Deadline】 
Nov 30, 2020

【How to Apply】
Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, Research Statement (up to two pages), and one or two Letters of Recommendation through Academic Jobs Online.

【Contact Information】
For inquiry, please send an email to Assoc. Prof. Tomoki Ozawa:

Tohoku University promotes gender equality and welcomes proactive application for job positions by diverse talent. See the following website for information on programs that Tohoku University runs to assist work-life balancing, support researchers, and advance gender equality: Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion

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Further Info:
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan

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