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Position Title: QUP Associate or Assistant Professor in experimental cosmology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics
Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/05/11, finished 2023/12/21, listed until 2023/10/26)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

We seek a candidate at the rank of Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in experimental astrophysics and cosmology. We are interested in outstanding scientists with excellent track records, international recognition, and skills to manage the scientific project. The position is for five years, with the possibility of renewal or promotion to a tenured position(*) based on satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salaries are comparable to those at other prestigious institutions. Financial support for starting-up research will also be provided. The appointee will work with Professor Adrian T. Lee, a QUP PI and the head of QUP Berkeley Satellite, as his Deputy PI stationed at KEK with frequent travels to UC Berkeley to contribute to the design, fabrication, and characterization of the detector system for the LiteBIRD CMB polarization space mission. The successful candidate will also be involved in systems engineering and project management with Professor Masashi Hazumi, a QUP PI and the global PI of LiteBIRD, and Associate Professor Hiroki Akamatsu, a QUP senior researcher and the Project Manager of QUP's LiteBIRD activities. 
 (*)As the host of QUP, KEK has committed to acquiring tenure positions for outstanding senior researchers hired at QUP (see the link.)

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and more than three years of working experience after receiving a Ph.D. with an outstanding record in astrophysics, cosmology, superconducting sensor development, cryogenic instrumentation, or related fields.

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. We will build a diverse community of scientists, and we strongly encourage female and international applicants. 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 June 30, 2023. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (with an email address and citizenship),  a research statement, and a list of publications. Applicants should also ensure that at least five letters of reference are submitted on their behalf.

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