Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Japan. The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in related fields. Fluency in Japanese is not required. This position is based on the JSPS grant, ``Precision Structure Formation: distribution of baryons, metals, and dust in the Universe" (PI: Prof. Nagamine). In particular, the candidate will study the distribution of baryons via IGM tomography, the relation between feedback and metal distribution using cosmological hydrodynamic simulations.
The starting date for the position is negotiable, but can be as early as April 1, 2019. Appointment is initially for one year, with renewal for second year, contingent upon satisfactory progress. The salary is about 50,000 USD, and health benefits are included. Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled.
Applicants should send a single PDF file via email, containing a CV, a research statement that describes the applicant's relevant qualifications (max 3 pages), and a list of publications. Applicants should also request 3 reference letters to be emailed to Prof. Nagamine by January 31. Employment is based on the "Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff".