Closing date 2024/5/31 ※The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled.

QUP24-5: QUP Postdoctoral Fellows in Theoretical Physics

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Curriculum Vitae


3 years, with the contract renewal every fiscal year

Interview date

The date of interview will be separately communicated to the applicants who will be interviewed.

Number of positions

A few

Application guidelines


International Center for Quantum-field Measurement Systems for Studies of the Universe and Particles (QUP)

Job Description

We are seeking outstanding applicants for Postdoctoral Fellow positions at QUP in theoretical physics with a strong background in areas such as particle phenomenology, cosmology, astroparticle physics as well as quantum field theory applications. Preferred candidates will also be interested in bridging theoretical work with experiments and observations in order to discover new physics.
Successful candidates are expected to interact and collaborate with QUP Principal Investigators Kazunori Nakayama and Volodymyr Takhistov, as well as conduct independent research. Postdoctoral Fellows will benefit from interactions with QUP experimentalists who are involved in and lead a variety of international projects, including novel dark matter searches in laboratories as well as space missions for cosmology and astrophysics. Interdisciplinary research at QUP is also facilitated by its satellite laboratories at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Toyota Central R&D Lab. and ISAS at Japanese space agency JAXA. Further, Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to regularly interact with members of the KEK Theory Center, which comprises the largest particle theory group in Japan with broad expertise.

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  • Applicant should have a Ph. D. in Physics or a related field by the time the appointment begins.

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Release date 2024/04/25 Updated 2024/05/24