4832 22811
Application ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC6 [#22811, KEK-QUP-PD2022-6]
Application Title: QUP Postdoctoral Fellow for developments of cutting-edge machine-learning tools and their applications to LHC-ATLAS physics and beyond
Application Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Particle Physics
Nuclear Physics
High Energy Physics
Data Science
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/26, updated 2022/09/15, listed until 2023/03/15)

We are seeking candidates interested in technical developments of cutting-edge deep machine-learning tools such as jet-tagging, and its application to particle physics analyses with the LHC-ATLAS data and beyond. 

Our postdoctoral fellows are for three years with the possibility of a 2-year renewal based upon satisfactory job performance and continuing availability of funds, 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 or a related field by the time the appointment begins.  

Relevant skills/experience include data and statistical analysis, and technical developments of machine learning techniques. There will also be opportunities to take a leading role in the LHC-ATLAS physics program related to one of these topics (studies of Higgs properties, Higgs-pair productions, Dark Matter, Long-Lived Particles, and model-independent new-phenomena searches). However, candidates from other areas with a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to machine learning techniques are also welcome. 

The position will be based at KEK with occasional travel to CERN and/or Oxford. Extended stays at CERN and/or Oxford can be negotiated, depending on needs from defined tasks. The incumbent will work with QUP PIs, Daniela Bortoletto and Yu Nakahama, other scientists at QUP, KEK, and researchers in other institutes working on related scientific problems.

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, however for full consideration, we encourage all candidates to apply by December 1, 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 at Application Form. For more information and questions about the position contact

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