University of Tokyo, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

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Position ID:UTokyo-KavliIPMU-BELLEII2024 [#27583]
Position Title: Project Assistant Professor in Experimental Particle Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Experiment
Physics / High Energy Physics, Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/06/13 10:00PMhelp popup (listed until 2024/07/31)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for a project assistant professor position at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU (WPI)), the University of Tokyo. < >

The successful candidate will work on all of the following items: (1) operation of the vertex detector installed in the Belle II experiment operated in KEK, Japan, (2) R&D work for a new vertex detector for a Belle II upgrade scheduled in around 2028, which includes work on the sensor and mechanics design and readout system R&D, and (3) Belle II data analysis.  The successful candidate is expected to work closely with Takeo Higuchi, a faculty member at Kavli IPMU.

This position is funded by the KAKENHI project, “Exploration of the particle physics frontier at the Super B-factory and cultivation of young researchers” (22K21347, PI: Toru Iijima, Nagoya University).

  1. Position
    Project assistant professor (one position)

  2. Applicant eligibility
    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or related areas by the position's starting date.

  3. Research items
    The successful candidate belongs to Kavli IPMU and works on the vertex detector operation for the Belle II experiment, the vertex detector upgrade, and the Belle II data analysis.  The successful candidate must conduct research at predefined overseas institutes for more than six months during the term.

  4. Date of the contract
    As soon as possible.

  5. Employment conditions
    The project assistant professor’s contract is annual.  The contract is renewable until March 31, 2029, depending on a review result of his/her research activity to be held in the third year of the contract.  The project assistant professor’s salary varies depending on the research record.

  6. Selection procedure
    Screening based on the submitted documents and interview.

  7. Documents to submit (only English documents are accepted)
    The application documents must be uploaded at “Application Form” on the Academic Jobs Online server (the applicant needs to register at .)
    • CV (including a Research Record)
    • Research Statement
    • Publication List
    • At least five letters of recommendation

  8. Submission deadline
    June 14, 2024 (Fri) noon (JST)

  9. Inquiries
    Email inquiries regarding the KAKENHI project should be forwarded to Toru Iijima (, and those regarding the research items at Kavli IPMU should be sent to Takeo Higuchi (

  10. Note
    The project assistant professor can receive a startup budget if he/she obtains a permanent position (tenure-track position included) at a research institution by the end of this KAKENHI project (March 31, 2029).

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, has the ambitious goal to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, astronomy, and statistics. It is an international research institute with English as its official language, established in October 2007. More than half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan. 

We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership. Female and international applicants are strongly encouraged.

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Further Info:
email address
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan