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Recruitment Information for Project Assistant Professor / Project Researcher
at International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)

1 Job title & Number of Persons
A project assistant professor or project researcher
2 Business content
The successful applicant will work on the MEG II experiment in search for the lepton flavor violating decay Formula image and R&D for a future Formula image experiment with a significantly improved sensitivity. He/she will also be involved in the maintenance of the computing system for the experiment.
※The project is conducted based on Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) “Search for rare muon decay with highest sensitivity to unravel grand unification of elementary particle” (FY2021-2025, PI: Wataru OOTANI)
3 Term of Employment
As early as possible after acceptance is notified, to date 2022/3/31.
Probationary period is 6 months from the date of arrival.
4 Renewal of Contract
Your employment contract may be renewed (maximum till Mar. 31st ,2026). In case of renewal, the employment contract will be renewed annually.
Renewal of an employment contract will be determined by the following factors: budget status, assigned work progress, end-of-period work volume, all relevant factors such as performance, work records, attitudes, and/or your Medical condition.
5 Work Location
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, The University of Tokyo
6 Salary and Benefits
Determined according to the University Rules, depending on the appointee’s experiences etc.
  • Annual salary system is adopted, and appointee will be paid about 380K-450K JPY per month for project assistant professor and about 300K-400K JPY per month for project researcher including performance-based bonus (depending on the appointee’s ability, performance and experience).
  • Appointee may be able to have commuting allowance (up to 55K JPY per month) if the payment conditions are satisfied.
7 Insurance
Enrolled in an employment and health insurance provided by MEXT Mutual Aid Association
8 Work Hours
Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week
9 Holidays
Saturdays and Sundays, Statutory public holidays of Japan, Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3), Annual paid leave, Special paid leave
10 Qualifications
Ph.D. or equivalent
11 Application Documents
1) CV (Please download the resume from the website below.)
2) Research experience
3) Publication list (Among them, indicate up to 3 most significant ones and specify their URL or DOI info.)
4) Research plan
5) a) For project assistant professor, two or more recommendation or reference letters
b) For project researchers, both e-mail and telephone number of two or more persons to be contacted to hear about applicant
12 Application Submission
Send the Application Documents (1–4) as email attachments to with the Subject line of “MEG Project Assistant Professor” or “MEG Project Researcher”. Recommendation letters should be separately sent to the same address. (Please inquire if there is no acknowledgement of receipt within a few days.)
13 Application Deadline
24th Sep 2021 (Fri)
14 Selection
Interview after pre-screening based on the application documents
(Possibly remotely interviewed if necessary)
15 Inquiries
Associate Prof. Wataru Ootani
Phone: +81-3-3815-8384
16 Recruiter
The University of Tokyo
17 Others
Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes.
Applications from women are encouraged as per "Declaration of Gender Equality Acceleration" of The University of Tokyo (3rd March, 2009).