4832 24749
Application ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC8 [#24749, KEK-QUP-PD2023-1]
Application Title: QUP Postdoctoral Fellows for Applications of Quantum Sensors to Particle Physics and Cosmology
Application Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Particle Physics
Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/05/11, finished 2023/12/21, listed until 2023/10/26)

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We seek candidates interested in experimental investigations on quantum sensors for searching new quantum fields such as axions or dark photons. 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 knowledge/skills include quantum sensors and applied engineering for experimental setups. The successful candidate will play a significant role in searching for new quantum fields, such as axions or dark photons, using quantum sensors. The position will be based at KEK with some travels to Toyota Central R&D Labs., Aichi, Japan, working with QUP PI Hideo Iizuka and other scientists at QUP, KEK, and Toyota Central R&D Labs. 

 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 worldwide, including women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities, regardless of 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 June 30, 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 be submitted on their behalf. They should be uploaded from this page. Email inquiries regarding the application process may be sent to .

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Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-0801