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

1 Job Title and Number of Job Positions
A few Project Assistant Professor or Project Researcher
2 Term of employment
As soon as possible after the appointment but by the end of the current fiscal year
3 Renewal of contract
Your employment contract may be renewed (maximum 5 years). 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.
4 Probationary Period
14 days after the appointment.
5 Place of work
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
6 Affiliation
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo
7 Contents of work duties
  • The appointed person will be based at CERN and conduct research for physics analysis, detector operation, and R&D for the high-luminosity LHC at the ATLAS experiment. She/he plays a central role in such an international collaboration.
  • (Project assistant professor) The appointed person will lead and mentor graduate students in all aspects of physics analysis, detector operation, and future upgrade R&D.
8 Work 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.
Appointee’s salary will be determined according to the UTokyo rules on application of the annual salary system.
  • Annual salary system is adopted, and appointee will be paid about 400K-470K JPY per month 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.
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 Eligibility
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 Application Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae with the standard CV format of the UTokyo
  2. Summary of research achievements to date
  3. Publication list (indicate up to 3 most significant publications and specify their URL or DOI information accessible over the Internet).
  4. Research plan if you are appointed to the position
  5. Project assistant professor: Two or more recommendation or reference letters
    Project researcher: both e-mail and telephone number of two or more persons to be contacted to hear about applicant
14 Application Submission
Applicants should send the above application documents as E-mail attachments to with the E-mail subject of “ATLAS Project Researcher”. 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 acknowledgment of the receipt within a few days after the submission.
15 Application Deadline
March 29 (Friday), 2024. Interviews will be conducted for successful applicants after screening of documents. Only those candidates scheduled for interviews will be contacted regarding the interview process. Include your e-mail address in your CV.
16 Inquiries
Prof. Masaya Ishino, ICEPP, The University of Tokyo
Telephone : +81-3-3815-8384
E-mail :
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 Others
  • You may apply for the tenure track assistant professor position using the application of the project assistant professor. If you’d like to do so, indicate in the e-mail that you will apply both.
  • 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.