QUP Postdoctoral Fellows for the cosmic microwave background experiment

Posted 6 months ago
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
Research Field
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
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Type of Contract
Job Status
Not Applicable
Hours Per Week
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

[Background of the recruitment and description of the project] * Background of the recruitment and description of the project
The International Center for Quantum-field Measurement Systems for Studies of the Universe and Particles (QUP) solicits applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship program. QUP was established on December 16, 2021, at High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) as one of the research centers under the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) of the Japanese government. QUP’s main laboratories are located on the Tsukuba campus of KEK in Tsukuba science city, 60 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan. In addition, QUP is opening up three satellite laboratories at the University of California Berkeley, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and Toyota Central R&D Labs.

[Work content and job description] The successful candidates will work with QUP Senior Scientist and project manager of QUP’s LiteBIRD activity, Hiroki Akamatsu, whose research focuses on developing CMB instrumentation for JAXA’s L-class mission LiteBIRD aiming for primordial gravitational-wave search.

* Assigned department
Existing departments

[Work location] * Address
305-0801 Ibaraki 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba-shi

[Number of hired] Number of hired:2 person(s)
Number of hired description:A few


Additional Information

[Compensation] Annual salary:6 million yen – 7 million yen
Wages description:・Salary and various allowances are determined according to the KEK rules. (Annual salary system)
・We may offer a higher position, at the rank of assistant professor. (Annual salary is negotiable)
Working hours:08:30-17:15
Break time:12:00-13:00
Holidays :Saturdays, Sundays, National Holiday
Overtime and other explanations:In principal, discretionary work system for professional work is applied and working hours will be deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
Employment type:Contract employee
Contract period:Nontenured
Contract period description:3 years, with the contract renewal every fiscal year
Probationary period:Probationary period absent

[Various systems] Bonus:available (included in annual base salary)
Transportation expenses:available
Others:available (An option for working at home is available to improve work-life balance or to cope with exceptional working environment.)

[Insurance] Employees’ Health Insurance:available
Employees’ Pension Insurance:available
Worker’s accident insurance:available
Employment insurance:available

[Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace] [Supplementary explanation of compensation]
Additional comments

KEK is promoting gender equality. In accordance with the intent of “Basic Act for Gender Equal Society”, when the finalists for a position comprise both males and females whose qualifications and merit, including experiences, education, research achievements and social contributions, have been deemed equal, preference will be given to the female candidate.

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High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

Job Features

Job CategoryPostdoctoral

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