The NAOJ ALMA Project invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct the research project “The Chemistry of Protoplanetary Disks” (starts from July 15, 2019) using ALMA data (including archival data). The selected applicant will spend 100% of the time for this project under the supervision of Professor Yuri Aikawa at the University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan). The selected applicant is required (1) to publish one paper per year, and (2) to submit one ALMA proposal per year. The selected applicant may supervise students for the purpose of carrying out this project.
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The candidate must have a Doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant field. The selected applicant will be employed by the NAOJ, and will be stationed at the University of Tokyo. In case the PI of the project (Professor Aikawa) moves to another university or institute, the selected candidate is expected to accompany the PI. However, if such an arrangement is deemed difficult by the new university/institute, the selected candidate will be relocated to NAOJ in Mitaka and continue the proposed research project.
In principle, the term is until July 14, 2021, two years from the starting date of the project. NAOJ will conduct a mid-term review of the project 1.5 years after the starting date of the project, and the term may be extended for an additional year. In such a case, a yearly evaluation will be performed from the third year, and the contract may be extended on a yearly basis, maximum until five years from the starting date of the project (until July 14, 2024). For a researcher who has been employed by NINS after April 1, 2013, his/her term will be set so that the total employment period from April 1, 2013 will be less than 10 years.
Interested candidates should prepare the documents in English, convert them to PDF (max 10MB per email) and send them to the e-mail address with a subject line "Application for The Chemistry of Protoplanetary Disks". Please contact us if you do not receive a reply within two working days.
(1) Cover letter with the title of the research project and the position you are applying for
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Publication list (Separate refereed papers from others. State your role for co-authored papers.)
(4) PDF of three relevant papers
(5) Statement describing your commitment and plans for the job
(6) Two or more reference letters (must be sent directly to the e-mail address, before the deadline.)
(7) Your e-mail address and phone number
The application deadline is May 16, 2019, 15:00 (JST)
Inquiry about application process
apply-qa_atmark_nao.ac.jp (replace _atmark_ with @)
Inquiry about research project
aikawa_atmark_astron.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp (replace _atmark_ with @)
Submission and general inquiries
alma-grant_atmark_alma.mtk.nao.ac.jp (replace _atmark_ with @)
The fellow will receive a monthly salary of 350,000 JPY plus compensation for commuting expenses. Social insurance will be applied. Bonus and retirement allowances are not provided. Please note that once you are employed as this Postdoctoral Researcher by NAOJ, you will not be eligible anymore for a NAOJ Project Research Fellow