Nagoya University, Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)

Position ID:Nagoya University-Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)-RAP [#18820, KMI-2021-1]
Position Title: Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Associate Professor
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602, Japan
Subject Area: experimental particle physics or experimental astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2021/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup (offers accepted posted 2021/06/18, listed until 2021/12/18)
Position Description:    

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Division for Experimental Studies, The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University ;

The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was founded in 2010 in order to solve the fundamental mysteries of elementary particle physics and the universe and to develop a new frontier in physics by the collaboration between theoretical particle physics groups, experimental particle physics groups, cosmology and theoretical astrophysics groups, experimental astrophysics groups, and mathematical physics groups including string theorists. Division for Experimental Studies in KMI seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track, AssociateProfessor position.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Doctoral degree in Physics

2) The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with researchers in Division for Experimental Studies and promote the experimental projects and/or future researches in the Division. The successful candidate is also willing to participate widely in the activities of Division and KMI including administrative duties for KMI.

3) Excellent research experiences in the relevant fields.


Earliest possible date after November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026


Conforming to the rules of Tokai National Higher Education and Research System

Application Requirements

1)     Cover letter

2)     Full curriculum vitae—please include the country of citizenship

3)     Two letters of professional recommendation—written within a year of this application—with the referee’s Name, Title, Affiliation, Length and Relationship with the Applicant, and Contact Details included (note: we may conduct reference checks for candidates)

4)     Summary of research experience

5)     List of all publications and copies of up to three

6)     Statement of future research projects and engagement in management task

7)     Indication of the date available to start

The pdf files of 1)-7) in Application Requirements should be uploaded via Academic Jobs Online.

Application documents can be either in English or Japanese. 

Contact: Junji Hisano (, Director of KMI (in English or Japanese Language)


Application deadline: July 31, 2021



1) Nagoya University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from female and non-Japanese researchers are encouraged.

2)      Submitted information will be used only for the purpose of this selection.

3)      KMI will not bear your travel expenses to Nagoya University for any reasons during the selection.


The experimental projects in Division for Experimental Studies in KMI are as follows:

ATLAS, Belle-II, Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (Fermi Satellite), XRISM X-ray observatory satellite, FORCE wide-band X-ray observatory, Super-Kamiokande, Hyper-Kamiokande, XENON, NEWSdm, Neutron Optics and Physics (NOP)

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602

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