Chiba University, International Center for Hadron Astrophysics

Position ID:Chiba University-International Center for Hadron Astrophysics-PHD [#24742]
Position Title: PhD position in Experimental Astroparticle Physics and Neutrino Astronomy
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Chiba, Chiba 263-8522, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Experimental Astrophysics, High Energy Astrophysics, Neutrino Astronomy, Time-Domain
Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Experimental Astroparticle Physics, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), Neutrino physics
Appl Deadline:2023/05/26 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/04/24, finished 2023/09/28, listed until 2023/09/30)
Position Description:    

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

The International Center for Hadron Astrophysics (ICEHAP) at Chiba University invites applicants for a three-year PhD position in astroparticle physics/neutrino astronomy. The successful candidate will join the group of Neutrino Astronomy Division in ICEHAP, one of the leading groups in the IceCube Neutrino observatory. ICEHAP at Chiba University is one of the major research groups on high energy neutrino astronomy. Achievements led by ICEHAP include the first discovery of the PeV-energy neutrinos, world-leading cosmic neutrino searches in the ultra-high energy region, discovery of the anti-electron-neutrino induced Glashow resonance, as well as the first identification of an astronomical source emitting ultrahigh-energy neutrinos with IceCube 170922A. Information about the history and scientific results from IceCube can be found at . ICEHAP also plays several core roles in the development and production of optical detectors for the on-going IceCube Upgrade, and is currently deeply involved with design of the detector for IceCube-Gen2. Further details can be found at The research project for this position can be selected from a wide range with IceCube and IceCube-Gen2, from the cutting-edge detector developments to the neutrino data analysis to expand the frontline of neutrino astrophysics and multi-messenger astronomy, depending upon the interests of the student. ICEHAP also offers regular seminars and the diverse environment collaborating with particle physicists and astronomers in Chiba University and the other major institutes, to stimulate interactions among researchers with various science backgrounds.

 The salary is 200,000 yen/month with full coverage of the social securities, which is competitive to the other scholarships offered by the major funding agencies in Japan. No Japanese communication skill is required but the candidate should have reasonable ability in oral and written English.

 Applicants must hold a Master of science or equivalent in physics or a closely related field. The review of applications will begin May 26th, 2023, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The expected starting date is in October 1st 2023.

Citizens of all nations are welcome to apply. ICEHAP is committed to promoting cross-disciplinary research of neutrino astronomy and relevant fields in a multi-cultural environment. About half of the researchers in the Division of Neutrino Astronomy are non-Japanese citizen

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International Center for Hadron Astrophysics,
Chiba University,
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba City,
Chiba 263-8522, Japan