The NAOJ (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) ALMA Project invites applications for a Project Assistant Professor for ALMA Joint Scientific Research Program to conduct the research project “Clarifying the early stage of star formation with ALMA” using ALMA data (including archival data). The successful candidate will spend 100% of their time on this project in collaboration with Professor Masahiro Machida at Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan). The successful candidate is required (1) to publish two first-author papers per year, and (2) to submit two ALMA proposals per year. The successful candidate may supervise students for the purpose of carrying out this project.
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The successful candidate will be employed by NAOJ, and will be stationed at Kyushu University. In case the PI of the project (Professor Machida) moves to another university or institute, the successful candidate is expected to accompany the PI. However, if the PI of the project moves to the NAOJ or other institutions where the successful candidate cannot follow the PI, the successful candidate will be relocated to NAOJ in Mitaka and continue the proposed research project. In this case, the employment is terminated at the end of the employment contract at that time without extension.
In principle, the term is for two years from the starting date, and the probation period of six months is included. The starting date is April 1, 2022 or October 1, 2022. NAOJ will conduct reviews based on the mid-term performance report submitted by the PI 1.5 years (first review) and 3.5 years (second review) from the start of the project. Depending on the review results, the term may be extended. The extension shall be for two or one year(s) based on the results of the first and second reviews, respectively. For a researcher who was employed by NINS (NINS, or the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, is an executive institute that manages NAOJ) after April 1, 2013, their term will be set so that the total employment period from April 1, 2013 will be less than 10 years.