4832 23875
Position ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC7 [#23875, KEK-QUP-PD2022-7]
Position Title: QUP Postdoctoral Fellow for cosmic microwave background experiments
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Particle Physics
Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/12/04, updated 2022/11/30, listed until 2023/05/30)
Position Description:    

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We seek candidates interested in cosmic microwave background experiments, with extensive experience in instrumentation and data analysis. The successful candidate will work with QUP PI Masaya Hasegawa, whose research focuses on mitigating low-frequency noise of large-format superconducting detector arrays and developing CMB instrumentation for primordial gravitational-wave search. The primary research topic of the new position is the accurate characterization and calibration of the LiteBIRD focal plane TES bolometer array. We expect to test the focal plane prototype and publish the result during the initial 3-year period. A sub-research-topic of the position is the application of new quantum sensors for CMB instrumentation. To this end, the fellow will also benefit from close interaction with QUP PI Hideo Iizuka on quantum sensor R&D for current and next-generation CMB missions. 

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. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the time the appointment begins.  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.  Relevant skills/experience include cryogenics, control engineering, and the development and characterization of CMB instruments.

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 January 15, 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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Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-0801