Postdoctoral fellow at ICRR, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Gravitational wave data analysis)


Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), The University of Tokyo, Japan,
invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position.

1. Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 1 person.

2. Job description:
We are looking for a researcher who can contribute to the data analysis of gravitational
wave detectors targeting compact binary coalescences, and can contribute to the
interpretation of the analysis results. He or she is expected to become a member of
KAGRA Collaboration and to work on the data analysis of the KAGRA detector.
This position is funded by the research project, "Physics and Astrophysics with
gravitational waves from Binary Neutron Star Coalescences, Black Hole Neutron Star
Coalescences, Pulsars and Magnetars"(PI: Hideyuki Tagoshi) in the Grand-in-Aid for
New Innovative Area on "Gravitational wave physics and astronomy: Genesis".

3. Place of work:
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo (Kashiwa-city, Chiba-prefecture, Japan)

4. Start of the term: As soon as possible after an offer is made.

5. Application Prerequisites:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a related field by the time of employment.
She/he needs to have sufficient English language proficiency to take part in
scientific/technical discussions in face-to-face meetings, video conferences and

6. Term: Three years.

7. Compensation:
Salary will be 330,000 JPY per month. The successful applicant will be enrolled in
health insurance through the MEXT Mutual Aid Association and will receive a
commuting allowance.

8. Application:
Please submit the following documents in either English or Japanese as PDF files
(A4size paper, 29.5cm x 21cm or similar) attached to an e-mail. Applicants should
arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the e-mail address below. Once the
application documents are received, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the
applicant. Applicants should verify they receive this confirmation after submission

(1) Curriculum vitae,
(2) Summary of past research activities (up to 2 pages),
(3) Publication list including a list of oral presentations at conferences and workshops.
Please include copies of the applicant’s most important publications (up to three
papers) and clearly mark these in the publication list,
(4) Possible start date
(5) Research plan (up to 2 pages)
(6) Letters of reference or recommendation (2 letters).

9. Application Deadline:
Application materials must be received by 12:00 JST on September 18, 2018.

10. Selection process:
Applicants will be screened on the basis of their application materials and candidates
will be invited for interviews. Candidates will be contacted with information
concerning the interview process.

The University of Tokyo encourages applications from women in accordance
with “The University of Tokyo’s Declaration on Gender Equality”

All application materials should be sent on time to the following address, (please replace _at_ with @).

Subject of e-mail: “Application for postdoctoral fellow of gravitational wave data analysis”.