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 “Unveiling the Coronal Magnetic Activity in the Vicinity of Active Supermassive Black Holes with ALMA” using ALMA data (including archival data). The successful candidate will spend 100% of their time for this project in collaboration with Associate Professor Inoue at Osaka University (Toyonaka-shi, Osaka, 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.
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The successful candidate will be employed by NAOJ, and will be stationed at Osaka University. In case the PI of the project (Associate Professor Inoue) 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.
Vacant Post: Project Researcher (equivalent to postdoctoral researcher), one position
Term of Appointment:
In principle, the term of employment is until March 31, 2024, including the probation period of 6 months. The starting date is April 1, 2023 or later, as soon as reasonably possible after the job offer has been accepted. If the successful candidate had been employed by the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS, which is an executive institute that manages NAOJ) within 6 months retroactively from the starting date, the term will be set so that the total employment period does not exceed ten years.