4832 27383
Position ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC14 [#27383, KEK-QUP-PD2024-1]
Position Title: QUP postdoctoral fellow for experimental physics related to the Belle II experiment
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Particle Physics / experiment
High Energy Physics / Experiment
Appl Deadline:2024/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/24, updated 2024/03/21, listed until 2024/09/21)
Position Description:    

We seek candidates interested in developing cutting-edge machine learning tools for particle physics analyses using the Belle II data.

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.

The successful candidate is expected to make outstanding contributions to the following areas related to the Belle II experiment:
• new methods to study new physics in missing energy modes of B/Bs decays
• novel machine-learning techniques applications to data analysis
• operation and characterization of the Belle II Central Drift Chamber (CDC)

The research activities mentioned above will be undertaken as a member of the KEK-Belle II  group. They will align with its ongoing activities covering physics analyses, detector developments, and operation.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Relevant knowledge/skills include data analysis in high-energy physics (HEP,) machine-learning algorithm applications and the operation and characterization of detectors in HEP. The position will be based at KEK, working with QUP PI Nanae Taniguchi (Belle II/KEK). The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with other scientists at Belle II and QUP to contribute to interdisciplinary research at QUP.

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 position is filled. However, for full consideration, we encourage all candidates to apply by April 30, 2024. 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 .

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
+81 29 864 5564
Oho 1-1,
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-0801