Chiba University, International Center for Hadron Astrophysics

Position ID:Chiba University-International Center for Hadron Astrophysics-PHD [#27322]
Position Title: PhDPosition in Experimental Astroparticle Physics
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Chiba, Chiba 263-8522, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / High Energy Astrophysics, Neutrino Astronomy
Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Experimental Astroparticle Physics, Experimental High Energy Physics, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), Neutrino Astronomy, Neutrino physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/03/10, listed until 2024/06/12)
Position Description:    

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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 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, the 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 IceCube's history and scientific results can be found at ICEHAP also plays several core roles in developing and producing optical detectors for the ongoing IceCube Upgrade and is currently deeply involved with the 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 of topics in the field of beyond Standard Model physics, particle physics, and neutrino property measurements with IceCube, depending on the applicant's interest. Research work might comprise laboratory experiments, detector development, and data analysis.

ICEHAP also offers regular seminars and the diverse environment, collaborating with particle physicists and astronomers in Chiba University and 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 skills are required, but the candidate should have reasonable oral and written English skills.

Applicants must hold a Master of Science or equivalent in physics or a closely related field. The review of applications will begin May 27th, 2024. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The expected starting date is October 1st, 2024.

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 citizens.

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Further Info:
email address
International Center for Hadron Astrophysics,
Graduate School of Science, Chiba University,
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba City,
Chiba 263-8522, Japan