Associate Professor, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) ALMA Project

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Publish Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
Department Name: 
ALMA Project
Street Line 1: 
2-21-1 Osawa
Job Announcement Text: 

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) invites applications for an Associate Professor position to serve as Project Scientist at the NAOJ ALMA Project to lead the NAOJ ALMA Science team, and to provide scientific input for the operations, maintenance and development of ALMA, at the same time that performs excellent research.  

The successful candidate is expected to actively and vigorously perform their own excellent scientific research with ALMA and other cutting-edge facilities, and to promote science collaboration with ALMA in NAOJ and in the East Asia Community. The candidate is expected to lead research in any of the ALMA science fields and pioneer novel research, with great potential for multiwavelength astronomy. Mentoring young scientists including PhD students and Post-Doctoral researchers is also expected as part of the responsibility.  

Apart from scientific research, the successful candidate is expected to: 1) promote collaboration in the EA ALMA Community and the use of ALMA by a wide range of scientists, including those with a background different from radio astronomy; 2) ensure that ALMA operations, maintenance and development plans are in line with ALMA Science Requirements; 3) plan and conduct activities to collect and summarize science demands in East Asia, and to support Development Projects and Studies to make them scientifically attractive; and 4) to promote and plan the synergy of ALMA with other current and future astronomical facilities. 

As the key central figure for ALMA Science at NAOJ, the successful candidate will be the major interface with the ALMA and regional Science Advisory Committees (ASAC/EASAC/JSAC). Strong scientific leadership to lead groups and influence research communities, and good communication skills to establish and to maintain good relationship with JAO and North American and European Executive partners are necessary. 

Please make sure to visit the following link for details.

Application Deadline: 2022-06-24, 12:00 (noon) (JST)

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Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 24, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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Alvaro Gonzalez