Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics, Kyoto, Japan

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Deadline:  2023-12-17

Location:  Kyoto, Japan

Postdoctoral Positions based on Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “The creation of multi-messenger astrophysics — The unified picture of the dynamical universe driven by births of black holes” (PI: Shigeru Yoshida), Research Group C02 “Theoretical studies for multi-messenger signals from strongly gravitating objects” (PI: Masaru Shibata)
(Deadline: NLT 11:59 pm JST, on Dec 17th, 2023)

Job title: Program-specific researcher
The title of “Research Assistant Professor” may be granted depending on the qualification.

Number of available positions: One position

Qualification: The candidate must hold a doctoral degree by the time of appointment

Job description: This position is funded by JSPS KAKENHI ” Theoretical studies for multi-messenger signals from strongly gravitating objects” (PI: Masaru Shibata). The successful candidate is expected to work with PI and other members (Kunihito Ioka, Yu-ichiro Sekiguchi, Kenta Hotokezaka) on this project.

Job location: Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.

Expected start date: As soon as possible after April 1st, 2024

Contract term: The successful candidate is appointed to renewable one-year terms up to 31st March 2028.

Probation period: 6 months

Business hours: Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes (8:30-17:15 work schedule with a one-hour break) per day, 38 hours 45 minutes per week.

Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, and the University Foundation Day.

Salary: Determined by qualifications and experience (Annual salary). A small amount of research grants is provided.

Allowance: Any allowance, such as commuting expenses, housing expenses, bonuses, etc. is not provided.

Social insurance: (1) National Public Service Mutual Aid Associations (2)Employee’s pension insurance (3) Unemployment insurance (4) Worker’s accident insurance

Application deadline: All materials must arrive by 11:59 p.m. (JST) on Dec 17th, 2023.

Selection process: Selection will be made based on the documents submitted. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview as necessary.

Application documents: The candidate is required to submit the following documents (1) to (6) by email to mm2023{AT} with the subject line “MM2023”. The documents should be sent in a single PDF file in order of their numbers.

(1) Curriculum Vitae
(2) List of research publications (Please mark up to three main papers)
(3) Date of appointment
(4) Research statement
(5) Research plans
(6) Names and contact information of two reference persons

Contact: Kunihito Ioka
Email: mm2023{AT}

Notes: Personal information in the application documents will be used solely to screen applicants and never for other purposes. The department is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications regardless of gender or disability. The university is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university prohibits on-campus smoking except in designated outdoor spaces to minimize secondhand smoke exposure.