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 “Investigating the interstellar
gas associated with gamma-ray supernova remnants: Pursuit of the production rate of cosmic
rays” using ALMA data (including archival data). The successful candidate will spend 100%
of their time for this project in collaboration with Assistant Professor Hidetoshi Sano at Gifu
University, Tokai National Higher Education and Research System (gifu-city, Gifu, 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.
The successful candidate will be employed by NAOJ, and will be stationed at Gifu
University, Tokai National Higher Education and Research System. In case the PI of the
project (Assistant Professor Hidetoshi Sano) 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.