4832 26915
Position ID:KEK-QUP-POSTDOC13 [#26915, KEK-QUP-PD2023-6]
Position Title: QUP postdoctoral fellow for experimental physics related to the ATLAS 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:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/12/23, updated 2023/12/21, listed until 2024/06/21)
Position Description:    

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We seek candidates interested in developing cutting-edge machine-learning tools applied to particle physics analyses with the LHC-ATLAS data and radiation-hard silicon detectors. 

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 all of the following areas related to the ATLAS experiment:
• novel machine-learning techniques
• advanced state-of-the-art radiation-hard silicon detectors
• new methods to study di-Higgs final states or Long-Lived BSM searches.
The research activities mentioned above will be done as a member of the KEK-ATLAS group (*) and in line with its ongoing activities covering physics analyses and detector developments.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Relevant knowledge/skills include machine-learning algorithm applications and/or radiation sensor development based on silicon. The position will be based at KEK with frequent travels to CERN, working with QUP PIs Yu Nakahama (ATLAS/KEK) and Manabu Togawa (ATLAS/KEK). The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with other scientists at QUP, KEK, and QUP satellite laboratories in UC Berkeley, Toyota Central R&D Labs., and ISAS JAXA 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 positions are filled and submitted documents are assessed regularly until January 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 .

(*) The KEK-ATLAS group has responsibility for the detector operation and its upgrades on Inner Tracker, Muon trigger chamber, and Trigger.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
+81 29 864 5564
Oho 1-1,
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-0801