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Project Associate Professor Position
at International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)

1 Job title and Number of Persons
One Project Researcher
(Non-permanent, Associate Professor Position)
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 9 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 and Quantum-Native education program of quantum information science under the UTokyo’s Quantum Innovation Initiatives.
Role of the Appointee:
The successful candidates are expected to work closely with members of the ICEPP computing group and play a leading role in quantum computing research and education in UTokyo. The education program includes teaching in the interdisciplinary course between Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science in UTokyo.
Appointee’s role in the research and education includes:
  • Play a leading role in the development of quantum algorithm such as quantum machine learning and quantum software. In particular, a strong engagement with the collaboration with industries is anticipated.
  • Participate in the Quantum-Native education program for Undergraduate and Graduate students, including giving lectures on either software or hardware in the course.
Appointee is required to work on both 1 and 2.
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 700K- 800K 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
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  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. Two or more recommendation or reference letters
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 Associate Professor”. The recommendation or reference letters should be sent directly by those who write the letters to the same E-mail address. Applicants should inquire if she/he does not have any acknowledgement of the receipt within a few days after the submission.
15 Application deadline
Monday May 1st, 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
Assoc. Prof. Koji Terashi, 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.