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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. CNS is calling for applications for postdoctoral research fellows in the field of experimental and theoretical nuclear physics.

1 Title and Hiring Numbers
postdoctoral researcher, a few positions available
2 Term of Employment
April 1st, 2024 - March 31st , 2025
3 Renewal of Contract
One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable up to March 31st, 2027 (maximum 3 years) according to research budget, research activity, and research achievements.
4 Probation Period
14 days 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, etc), on fundamental physics with radioactive heavy elements, on high energy nuclear physics at ALICE at LHC and ePIC at EIC, 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.
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, 2024.
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.
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 of 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 Wednesday, 10th January, 2024. After initial screening with the application form, interviews will be arranged on around middle or end of January. Interviews will take place at Wako or ONLINE 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. Yasuhiro Sakemi
17 Name of Recruiter
The University of Tokyo
18 State of working measures to avoid passive smoking
Smoking is prohibited inside the grounds of our university.
We have smoking areas outdoors.
19 Other
  • The University of Tokyo encourages applications from women in accordance with"
    The University of Tokyo's Declaration on Gender Equality" (
  • 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.