4832 27511
Position ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC16 [#27511, KEK-QUP-PD2024-3]
Position Title: QUP Postdoctoral Fellows in Theoretical Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Particle Physics / Phenomenology
High-Energy Theory
High Energy Physics / Phenomenology
Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Astrophysics & Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2024/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/18, updated 2024/04/16, listed until 2024/10/16)
Position Description:    

We are seeking outstanding applicants for Postdoctoral Fellow positions at QUP in theoretical physics with a strong background in areas such as particle phenomenology, cosmology, astroparticle physics as well as quantum field theory applications. Preferred candidates will also be interested in bridging theoretical work with experiments and observations in order to discover new physics.

Successful candidates are expected to interact and collaborate with QUP Principal Investigators Kazunori Nakayama and Volodymyr Takhistov, as well as conduct independent research. Postdoctoral Fellows will benefit from interactions with QUP experimentalists who are involved in and lead a variety of international projects, including novel dark matter searches in laboratories as well as space missions for cosmology and astrophysics. Interdisciplinary research at QUP is also facilitated by its satellite laboratories at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Toyota Central R&D Lab. and ISAS at Japanese space agency JAXA. Further, Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to regularly interact with members of the KEK Theory Center, which comprises the largest particle theory group in Japan with broad expertise.

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.

International Center for Quantum-field Measurement Systems for Studies of the Universe and Particles (QUP) is a World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) promoted by the Japanese government and hosted by the leading national high energy physics laboratory of Japan KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization). QUP aims to discover the fundamental laws of the Universe and invent as well as develop new systems for measuring quantum fields by integrating particle physics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, measurement science, and systems science.

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.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the time the appointment begins. The posting shall remain open until the position is filled. However, for full consideration, we encourage all candidates to apply by May 31, 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 .

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