Postdoctoral Position in Astronomy (NAOJ Fellow)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Street Line 1: 
2-21-1 Osawa
City: 
Mitaka
State/Province: 
Tokyo
Zip/Postal: 
181-8588
Country: 
Japan
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) is inviting applications for the positions of NAOJ fellow, in order to encourage highly qualified young researchers to participate in research activities at NAOJ.

The applicant must have a PhD degree in astronomy or related fields by the starting date. The term starts at 1 April 2020 or later, but no later than 30 September 2020. The term is for five years, subject to annual review. In case that the successful candidate was an NINS employee after 2013 April 1, the term may be set so that the total accumulated terms of the employment does not exceed ten years.

The fellow will receive a monthly salary of 550,000 JPY (please confirm more detail on the observatory web : http://www.nao.ac.jp/en/job-vacancy.html) plus compensation for commuting expenses up to JPY55,000 per month, and annual research funds of 1,000,000 JPY. Social insurance will be applied. Bonus and retirement allowances are not provided. The travel and relocation costs to NAOJ will be covered, subject to the travel regulations of NINS (the details have to be arranged with the administration office).

Applicants are required to use a NAOJ’s application system on the web:

https://application.nao.ac.jp/2020/

Please fill out the form on the web and upload the documents specified on the application form (please confirm more detail on the observatory web : http://www.nao.ac.jp/en/job-vacancy.html). Two reference letters should be uploaded by the persons who have written the letters for you, following the instruction shown on the application form. The applications and the reference letter should be submitted by 12:00 Noon Japan Standard Time (3:00 UTC) on Sept. 6, 2019.

Included Benefits: 

Holidays

Every Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, and New Year’s Holiday (Dec. 29 to following Jan. 3)

Vacation

20 days of annual leave, 3 days of summer vacation, special leave for weddings and funerals, etc (all paid).

Insurance

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association (health insurance), welfare annuity insurance, employment insurance, and workmen’s compensation insurance.

Personal transfer allowance

Paid (with conditions)

In case of working overseas

In the case of relocating to work at Subaru Telescope (Hilo, Hawaiʻi) from outside Hawaiʻi, U.S.A. or at NAOJ Chile Observatory (Santiago) from outside Chile, you will be paid an allowance in addition to the annual salary written above.
If you work at Subaru Telescope (Hilo, Hawaiʻi), you will be employed through the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH). Salaries and allowances will be paid in US dollars.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 6, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Masao Saito
Title: 
Director of Research Coordination, Professor
Institution/Company: 
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Street Line 1: 
2-21-1 Osawa
City: 
Mitaka
State/Province: 
Tokyo
Zip/Postal Code: 
181-8588
Country: 
Japan
Email: 
apply-fellow2020@nao.ac.jp
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
NAOJ-fellow selection committee
Subject: 
Question on NAOJ Fellow Application
Email: 
apply-fellow2020@nao.ac.jp