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Project Researcher Positions
at International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)

1 Job title and Number of Persons
A few Project Researchers
(Non-permanent, Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions)
2 Term of employment
Starting as soon as the position is filled and ending on March 31, 2024.
3 Renewal of Contract
Employment may be renewed annually (up to maximum 5 years).
Renewal of the employment will be determined by taking into account budget status, assigned work progress, achievement at the end of work period, as well as attitudes in research activities.
4 Probation period
6 months from the date of employment
5 Place of work
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
6 Affiliation
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP)
7 Contents of work duties
The ICEPP, UTokyo participates in the research and development of quantum computing technologies, as well as education of quantum information science for future generations. In particular, the ICEPP contributes to the UTokyo’s Quantum Innovation Initiatives, aiming to build up a Quantum Computing Eco-system to bring innovations to science and technology.
Role of the Appointee:
The successful candidates are expected to work closely with members of the ICEPP computing group and play a major role in the research within the Quantum Innovation Initiatives at UTokyo.
Appointee’s role in the research includes:
  • Either “development of IBM Quantum-related hardware and associated technologies, as well as development of quantum sensors and their applications” or “researches in algorithms and software for practical use of quantum computers”. The research includes collaborative work with companies if the work is considered appropriate.
  • Developments of quantum technologies in international collaborations which ICEPP participates in.
8 Working hours
Discretionary work system for professional work applies and working hours will be deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
9 Days off and Leave
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
Annual Paid Leave, Special Leave, etc.
10 Wages, etc.
Basic Salary will be decided taking your academic background, professional career, etc.
  • Annual salary system is adopted, and appointee will be paid about 300K- 370K JPY per month including performance-based bonus.
  • Commuting allowance (up to 55K JPY per month if the payment conditions are satisfied), and other allowances decided by the University.
11 Insurance
You will be enrolled in the insurance from the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and Employment Insurance by being provided for in the law.
12 Qualification requirements
Persons with Ph. D or equivalent degree are considered to be eligible. Those who are expected to obtain Ph. D by the time of appointment are also considered.
13 Documents to be submitted
    oking is prohibited inside the grounds of our university.
  1. Curriculum Vitae
    The standard CV format of the UTokyo can be downloaded ( ) and used if needed.
  2. Research experience
  3. Publication list (indicate up to 3 most significant publications and specify their URL or DOI information accessible over the Internet).
  4. Research plan
  5. Names, Affiliations and E-mail addresses of two or more persons who can be contacted to hear opinion about the applicant.
14 Submission method
Applicants should send the above application documents (1–5) as E-mail attachments to with the E-mail subject of “QC Project Researcher”. Applicants should inquire if she/he does not have any acknowledgement of the receipt within a few days after the submission.
15 Application deadline
Thursday January 5th, 2023
16 Selection
Successful candidates will be selected by an interview after passing a pre-screening based on the application documents. It is possible to have the interview remotely.
17 Inquiry desk
Prof. Junichi Tanaka, ICEPP, The University of Tokyo
Telephone : +81-3-3815-8384
E-mail :
18 Name of Recruiter
The University of Tokyo
19 State of working measures to avoid passive smoking
Smoking is prohibited inside the grounds of our university.
We have smoking areas outdoors.
20 Others
  • During the period of employment, sharing controlled technology to you may be prohibited by FEFTA and it may become difficult to achieve your job as a faculty or a staff member of the University if you are under the control of a foreign government, corporation or university by contract, or under the control of a foreign government by economic interests. In such a case, you need to keep the contract or interests within the range that does not incur such restrictions.
  • 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.