4832 22513
Position ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC3 [#22513, KEK-QUP-PD2022-3]
Position Title: QUP Postdoctoral Fellow for Casimir force experiments
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Materials Science and Engineering / Materials Science and Engineering
Micro -Nanoscale Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/30, updated 2022/08/27, listed until 2022/12/15)
Position Description:    

We are seeking candidates who are interested in Casimir force experiments. Our postdoctoral fellows are for three years, with the possibility of a 2-year renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs, and are provided with salaries comparable to those at other prestigious institutions. We may offer a higher position, at the rank of assistant professor, for five years with the possibility of a 2-year renewal to outstanding candidates. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics/Engineering or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Relevant knowledge/skills include electromagnetics, nano-fabrication, nano-mechanics, or robotics. We expect to achieve experimental demonstrations of Casimir forces and four journal publications during the initial three-year period. The position will be based at KEK with some travels to Toyota Central R&D Labs., Aichi, Japan, where fabrications and implementations with quantum sensors can be done. The incumbent will work with QUP PI Hideo Iizuka and other scientists at QUP, KEK, and Toyota Central R&D Labs.

As a WPI research center, QUP is designed to establish an international environment where more than 30% of researchers are non-Japanese. English is the official language of QUP. QUP is an equal opportunity employer that will build a diverse community of scientists. We welcome qualified applicants from all over the world, including women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities, regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, etc. About 40% of initial PIs at QUP are female.

The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled. However, for full consideration, we encourage all candidates to apply by November 15, 2022. Applications will only be accepted via Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (with an 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. They should be uploaded from this page. For more information and questions about the position contact

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Further Info:
+81 29 864 5564
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Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-0801