The NAOJ (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) ALMA Project invites
applications for a Project Researcher (equivalent to postdoctoral researcher) for ALMA Joint
Scientific Research Program to conduct the research project “Massive spheroidal galaxies
and their central super massive black holes under a violent formation phase” using ALMA
data (including archival data). The successful candidate will spend 100% of their time for
this project in collaboration with Prof. Masayuki Akiyama at Tohoku University (Sendai,
Miyagi, Japan). The successful candidate is required (1) to publish one first-author paper per
year, and (2) to submit one ALMA proposal per year. The successful candidate may supervise
students for the purpose of carrying out this project.
See below for further information.https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20221104-alma-tohoku-e...
The successful candidate will be employed by NAOJ, and will be stationed at Tohoku
University. In case the PI of the project (Prof. Masayuki Akiyama) moves to another
university or institute, the successful candidate is expected to accompany the PI. However,
if such an arrangement is deemed difficult by the new university/institute, the successful
candidate will be relocated to NAOJ in Mitaka and continue the proposed research project.
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, 2023 or October 1, 2023. NAOJ will conduct
a review based on the mid-term performance report submitted by the PI and may extend the
term for an additional year. If the successful candidate had been employed as a National
Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS, which is an executive institute that manages NAOJ)
within six months retroactively from the start date, the term will be set so that the total
employment period does not exceed ten years.
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