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Opening of Postdoctoral Researchers at Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo

CNS has several devices in RIBF in RIKEN Nishina Center and pursues the experimental nuclear physics such as nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure/reaction studies with radioactive isotope beams. We also have branches of fundamental physics with radioactive heavy elements, high-energy nuclear physics, nuclear theory and development of ion sources.

1 Title and Hiring Numbers:
postdoctoral researcher, a few positions available
2 Term of Employment:
April 1st, 2021 ~ March 31st , 2022
3 Renewal of Contract:
One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable up to March 31st, 2024 (maximum 3 years) according to research budget, research activity, and research achievements.
4 Probation Period:
6 months from the date employment commences
5 Place of Work:
Center for Nuclear Study, the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (CNS in RIKEN, Hirosawa2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama)
6 Affiliation:
Center for Nuclear Study, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
7 Contents of Work Duties:
Experimental and theoretical nuclear physics
The successful candidates will work on experimental nuclear physics with radioactive isotopes mainly by using the devices of CNS (CRIB, SHARAQ, Ge array (GRAPE), OEDO, Active Target, etc), on fundamental physics with radioactive heavy elements, on high energy nuclear collisions at ALICE at LHC, or on nuclear structure theory.
8 Working Day/Hours:
Based on the discretionary work system for professional work, working hours and days are deemed to be 7 hours and 45 minutes per day and five days per week, respectively.
9 Days off:
   Leave:
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and end-of-year and new-year holidays (December 29 to January 3), Annual leave, Special Leave, etc
10 Wages, etc:
~300,000 yen/month (gross). Commuting and other allowances determined following the rules of the University of Tokyo. The amount for the basic salary is decided based on the successful candidate's academic and professional background, etc. There is also a system for regular salary increases.
11 Insurance:
The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the health insurance and pension schemes provided by the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and will be provided with employment insurance.
12 Qualification Requirements
They must hold a recent Ph.D degree in experimental/theoretical nuclear physics, or a related field by April 1, 2021.
13 Documents to be Submitted:
All documents should be submitted online in the pdf format
curriculum vitae (with a picture). Please download and use the CV format below. https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/jobs.html
List of Publication/Talks/etc.
Research summary and future plan at CNS
Names and contact details of reference
14 Submission Method:
The above materials have to be uploaded to the file server with the PDF file.
We will inform you on the URL of the file server and also the password.
Please contact with email before you submit your application materials.
15 Application Deadline:
All documents must be submitted on or before Tuesday, 12th January, 2021. After initial screening with the application form, interviews will be arranged on 27th January. Interviews will take place at Wako or ONLINE depending on the COVID-19 situation and consist of a presentation of the research achievements and plans. For applicants from abroad, the interview will be conducted via ONLINE (Zoom).
16 Contact:
Center for Nuclear Study, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Director of CNS, Prof. Susumu Shimoura
Tel:048-464-4195
e-mail:
17 Name of Recruiter:
The University of Tokyo
18 Other:
The University of Tokyo encourages applications from women in accordance with "The University of Tokyo's Declaration on Gender Equality"