Specially Appointed Research Staff at the NAOJ Chile Observatory (Stationed at Tokyo Institute of Technology)

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Tokyo Institute of Technology and NAOJ
Job Announcement Text: 

The NAOJ Chile Observatory invites applications for a Specially Appointed Research Staff to conduct the research project “Studying the origins of exoplanet diversity and materials in our solar system and exoplanetary systems with ALMA observations of molecular lines” using ALMA data (including archival data). The selected applicant will spend 100% of the time for this project under the supervision of Professor Hideko Nomura at Tokyo Institute of Technology (2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan). The selected applicant is required (1) to publish one paper using ALMA 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 (PhD) or equivalent in a relevant field. The selected applicant will be employed by the NAOJ, and will be stationed at Tokyo Institute of Technology. In case the PI of the project (Prof. Nomura) 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 for two years from the starting date. 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. In such a case, a yearly evaluation will be performed from the third year, and the contract may be extended on a yearly basis, for a total of up to five years. For a researcher who has been employed by NINS (National Institutes of Natural Sciences) 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. 

The starting date is negotiable, but must be between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2019.

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 ‘Studying the origins of exoplanet diversity and materials in our solar system and exoplanetary systems with ALMA observations of molecular lines’”. Please contact us if you do not receive a reply within two working days.

(1) Cover letter with the title of the research project.
(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 December 14, 2017, 15:00 (JST)

Inquiry about research project
Nomura_atmark_geo.titech.ac.jp (replace _atmark_ with @)
Submission and general inquiries
alma-grant-application_atmark_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 a Specially Appointed Research Staff by NAOJ, you will not be eligible anymore for a NAOJ Project Research Fellow.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
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