4832 22810
Position ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC5 [#22810, KEK-QUP-PD2022-5]
Position Title: QUP Postdoctoral Fellow for superconducting single-photon detectors for light dark matter search experiments
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Nuclear Physics
High Energy Physics
Particle Physics
Electrical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/26, finished 2023/04/26, listed until 2023/04/30)
Position Description:    

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

We are seeking candidates interested in superconducting single-photon detectors for light dark matter search experiments. Our group focuses on experimental dark matter search using Transition-Edge Sensors (TESs) that are sensitive to sub-eV signals. We are also pursuing applications of optical TESs to nuclear clocks using 229Th isomers. The primary responsibilities for the new position will revolve around R&D on TES arrays and superconducting readout. The appointee will work with QUP PI Kaori Hattori and other scientists at QUP and AIST.

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. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Relevant skills/experience include superconducting devices, readout for large-format detector arrays and/or dark matter searches. 

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, without regard to 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, and submitted documents are assessed regularly until March 31, 2023. 

 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 at Application Form. For more information and questions about the position contact

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Further Info:
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+81 29 864 5564
Oho 1-1,
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-0801