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Newly Assigned

Dr. Nanase Harada

  • Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica project researcher (- 2020/6/30)
  • NAOJ Assistant Professor [info] (2020/07/01-)

Dr. Maria Dainotti

  • NAOJ Assistant Professor [info] (2021/01/01-)

I am Maria Dainotti. I study Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), the GRB-Supernovae Ib/c connection, the relation between GRB rate and star formation rate, and the application of GRBs correlations as model discriminators and as cosmological tools. I also work on machine learning to extract the redshift of GRBs and Active Galactic Nuclei.
I am thrilled and excited about joining NAOJ since the 1st of January 2021. Previously, I worked as a tenured Assistant Professor at Jagiellonian University. We have already made plans to collaborate with Takiwaki-san and Moriya-san on the GRB-SNe connection and on the ultra-long GRBs and I hope to work with Suzuki-san on the superluminous SNe and their connection with GRBs. I hope to collaborate with Tomisaka-sensei on the GRB rate versus the star formation rate for long and short GRBs. Regarding GRB cosmology, I hope to work with Sugiyama-san and Hamana-san to add GRB probes to BAO and the weak lensing to further constrain cosmological parameters. I hope to collaborate with Prof. Kajino on furthering our understanding of the dark energy models. I am enthusiastic about utilizing the Subaru Telescope and Alma facilities in collaboration with the Subaru (with Yoshida-sensei) and Alma teams (Iguchi-sensei) to further investigate the optical and radio afterglows of GRBs

Moved

Dr. Yen-Chen Pan

  • NAOJ EACOA fellow (-2020/07)
  • NCU assistant professor (2020/08-)

This is a carbon copy of tennet:19024.

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
– Project Research Fellow on Annual Salary System (Stellar Evolution in Early Universe) (Division of Science) –

1. Job Title:
Project Research Staff (Postdoctoral Fellow), one position

2. Division and Location:
Division of Science, NAOJ, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

3. Area of Expertise:
astronomy and/or related fields

4. Job Description:
The Division of Science was established in April 2019 as a new division of NAOJ. It aims to develop new fields of growth in natural sciences for further advancement of astronomy by leveraging strategies. We invite applications for a project research staff (postdoc) who will conduct research on stellar evolution and their consequence in the early universe mainly with Dr. Takashi Moriya, Dr. Masami Ouchi, and Dr. Tomoya Takiwaki at Division of Science. A successful candidate is expected to work on stellar evolution with a focus on low-metallicity multiple systems and quantify their effects on highly ionized elements observed at high redshifts, reionization, formation of double compact binary systems, and supernovae in the early universe. The successful candidate is expected to work together with theorists and observers at Division of Science by modeling stellar evolution and comparing the models with major observational results.

5. Term of Appointment:
(1) The successful candidate is expected to start the job on April 1, 2021 or as early as possible after April 1, 2021.
(2) The term of employment will be three years after the appointment starts. If the successful candidate had been employed as an NINS employee after April 1, 2013, the term will be set so that the total accumulated period of employment does not exceed ten years. Any researcher who has been employed as a NAOJ Project Research Fellow for a total of five or more years is not eligible to apply for this position.

6. Minimum Educational Requirement:
The applicant must have a PhD degree or is expected to have it by the starting date.

7. Closing Date for Application:
17:00, November 20, 2020 (Japan Standard Time)

8. Required Application Materials: (*To be prepared in English)
(1) Curriculum vitae,
(2) List of publications (Separate refereed and non-refereed papers and provide individual citation counts from ADS),
(3) Summary of past research activities,
(4) Outline of research plans,
(5) Anticipated starting date of the job appointment,
(6) Two reference letters.

Please ask your references to upload the letters directly to the NAOJ job application system shown in 10 before the deadline. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the letters are submitted before the application deadline.

9. Selection Process:
Qualified candidates who will proceed into the final selection may be interviewed by the selection committee either via the internet or in person. The expense for the interview will not be covered by NAOJ.

10. How to Submit an Application:
Applicants are required to apply via the NAOJ job application system on the web: https://jobregister.nao.ac.jp/

Please fill out the form on the web and upload the documents specified on the application form. Applicants should obtain applicant ID and reference IDs in advance. Reference letters should be uploaded by persons who have written the letter for you directly, following the instruction shown on the application form. The application documents should be converted to PDF (max 50MB each, 100MB in total).

11. Contacts:
If you have any questions related to the job description, contact;
Dr. Takashi Moriya, Division of Science, NAOJ
E-mail: takashi.moriya_AT_nao.ac.jp (replace _AT_ with @)

If you have any question related to the job application system or other items, contact,
E-mail address: JobRegister-contact-10_AT_nao.ac.jp (replace _AT_ with @)
Subject of e-mail: “Question on Project Research Staff of Division of Science (Dr. Moriya’s Group), NAOJ”

12. Remarks
– The project research staff will be employed under an annual salary system, and will receive a salary proportionate to the pay grades of a national university assistant professor or NAOJ Project Research Fellow (paid monthly in 12 equal payments). Commuting expenses (up to 55,000 JPY per month) will be provided. Bonus and retirement allowances are not provided.
– Eligible for enrollment in social insurance.
– Travel and relocation costs to NAOJ will be covered, subject to the travel regulations of NINS (details must be arranged with the administration office).
– Project research staffs are eligible to apply for the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI).
– Policy for Equal Employment Opportunity: Abiding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act for Men and Women, NAOJ is committed to the realization of a society with gender equality. If two candidates are deemed equal in their performance evaluation, NAOJ will take positive action to employ women. For details, see https://www2.nao.ac.jp/~open-info/gender-equality/ (currently in Japanese only)
– Smoking is prohibited on the premises excluding designated outdoor smoking areas.
– Information submitted in your application documents will not be used for any purpose other than the selection process and for contacting you with necessary notices in connection with the selection. Once the selection process is complete, we will securely dispose of all application documents and personal information, except for those submitted by the successful candidate.

This is the carbon-copy of tennet:19034.

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
– Project Research Staff (Postdoctoral Fellow), Division of Science (Dr. Fujii’s group), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) –

1. Job Title:
Project Research Staff (Postdoctoral Fellow), one position

2. Division and Location:
Division of Science, NAOJ, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan

3. Area of Expertise:
astronomy, planetary science, and/or related fields

4. Job Description:
The Division of Science was established in April 2019 as a new division of NAOJ. It aims to develop new fields of growth in natural sciences for further advancement of astronomy by leveraging strategies.
We invite applications for one project research staff (postdoctoral fellow) position associated with characterization of exoplanets. A successful candidate is expected to work on modeling of evolution of rocky planets taking account of the diversity in the initial and boundary conditions of planetary systems, and/or to develop the strategies to characterize rocky exoplanets through multi-wavelength observations as a member of the group of Dr. Yuka Fujii. Expertise in planetary processes that affect surface environment, such as atmospheric escape and the interaction with the interior is welcomed. The responsibilities of this position include continuously demonstrating outstanding performance in innovative/international research activities, and developing collaborations among NAOJ scientists and students. It is also encouraged to utilize the NAOJ’s large-scale astronomical facilities such as Subaru telescope, future TMT, and NAOJ’s computer resources such as ATERUI II.

5. Term of Appointment:
(1) The successful candidate is expected to start the job as early as reasonably possible after accepting the job offer.
(2) The term of employment will be three years after the appointment starts. If the successful candidate had been employed as an NINS employee after April 1, 2013, the term will be set so that the total accumulated period of employment does not exceed ten years.

6. Minimum Educational Requirement:
The applicant must have a PhD degree or is expected to have it by the starting date.

7. Closing Date for Application:
17:00, November 20, 2020 (Japan Standard Time)

8. Required Application Materials: (*To be prepared in English)
(1) A curriculum vitae,
(2) A list of publications (Separate refereed and non-refereed papers with number of citations by ADS. A link to a list created via ADS or Google Scholar is preferable.)
(3) A summary of past research activities,
(4) Outline of research plans,
(5) Anticipated start date of the job appointment,
(6) Two or more reference letters.
Please ask your references to upload the letters directly to the NAOJ job application system shown in 10 before the deadline. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the letters arrive before the application deadline. All reference letters should be written by faculty/staff with tenured positions, and reference letters from different countries are preferable.

9. Selection Process:
Qualified candidates who will proceed into the final selection may be interviewed by the selection committee either via the internet or in person. The expense for the interview will not be covered by NAOJ.

10. How to Submit an Application:
Applicants are required to apply via the NAOJ job application system on the web:
https://jobregister.nao.ac.jp/
Please fill out the form on the web and upload the documents specified on the application form. Applicants should obtain applicant ID and reference IDs in advance. Reference letters should be uploaded by persons who have written the letter for you directly, following the instruction shown on the application form. The application documents should be converted to PDF (max 50MB each, 100MB in total).

11. Contacts: If you have any questions, contact;
E-mail: yuka.fujii_AT_nao.ac.jp (replace _AT_ with @)
Dr. Yuka Fujii, Division of Science, NAOJ

12. Remarks
・The project research staff will be employed under an annual salary system(paid monthly in 12 equal payments). The salary will be equivalent to that of NAOJ Project Research Fellow or a national university assistant professor.  Commuting expenses (up to 55,000 JPY per month) will be provided. Bonus and retirement allowances are not provided.
・Eligible for enrollment in social insurance.
・Travel and relocation costs to NAOJ will be covered, subject to the travel regulations of
NINS (details must be arranged with the administration office).
・Project research staffs are eligible to apply for the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI).
・Policy for Equal Employment Opportunity: Abiding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act for Men and Women, NAOJ is committed to the realization of a society with gender equality. If two candidates are deemed equal in their performance evaluation, NAOJ will take positive action to employ women. For details, see
https://www2.nao.ac.jp/~open-info/gender-equality/(currently in Japanese only)
・Information submitted in your application documents will not be used for any purpose other than the selection process and for contacting you with necessary notices in connection with the selection. Once the selection process is complete, we will securely dispose of all application documents and personal information, except for those submitted by the successful candidate.

This is the carbon-copy of tennet:18970.

Announcement – NAOJ Project Research Fellow 2021

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) invites applications for the
positions of project research fellow.

NAOJ have various fellowship programs. Visit the following site.
https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/about-naoj/employment/fellowship-program.html

1. General 3 positions (applicant choose a project)
2. Public Relations Center 1 position (Ishigaki Observatory)
3. Public Relations Center 1 position (Ephemeris Computation Office)

1. General
Newly introduced category. Applicants should choose a research theme and
contact a host researcher before submission.

Visit the following site
https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20200925-naoj.pdf
Description of Project Research Fellows(general)
https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/about-naoj/employment/jobs-project-1.html
List of Research theme with host researchers
https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/about-naoj/employment/task-list.pdf

2. Ishigaki Observatory
Visit the following site (In Japanese only)
https://www.nao.ac.jp/contents/job-vacancy/job-20200925-ishigakijima.pdf

3. Ephemeris Computation Office
Visit the following site (In Japanese only)
https://www.nao.ac.jp/contents/job-vacancy/job-20200925-prc.pdf

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely yours,
Masao Saito
Director of research coordination in NAOJ

Call for application on NAOJ fellow 2021 has been started. The deadline is 1st September 2020. See this page for the details. NAOJ fellows in Division of Science are listed in this page (Japanese).

This is a carbon copy of [tennet:18577].

Division of Science at NAOJ invites applications for a project
assistant professor position to study the formation of planetary
systems.   

Deadline: April 10th, 2020, 17:00 JST

For details please see the URL below.

https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20200323-science.pdf

Eiichiro Kokubo
(CfCA/Division of Science)

As announced in tennet:18564, application to JSPS fellow is now open. The deadline for NAOJ is shown as follows.

■RPD
ID and password : April 9th 2020
Application form: April 16th 2020, 17:00 (JST)

■PD
ID and password: May 13th 2020
Application form: May 20th 17:00 (JST)

Please contact a host researcher in this division before the application. He/She will tell you how to obtain the ID and password. Please see the members list in this division.

Newly Assigned

Dr. Kimihiko Nakajima

  • Project Assistant Professor in NAOJ [info] (2020/03/01-)

Dr. Masami Ouchi

  • Professor in NAOJ [info] (2020/8/15-)

Moved

Dr, Tomohisa Kawashima [email]

  • NAOJ Project Assistant Professor (-2020/03/31)
  • ICRR Fellow (2020/04/01-)

Dr. Takayoshi Kusune

  • NAOJ Project Researcher (-2020/03/31)
  • Nagoya university Project Researcher (-2020/04/01)

Dr. Shinsuke Takasao

  • NAOJ fellow (2019/04/01-2020/03/16)
  • Assistant Professor in Osaka University (2020/03/17-)

Mr. Yuta Ueda

  • Research Supporter in NAOJ (2019/04/01-2019/11/15)

Dr. Hajime Sotani

  • NAOJ fellow (-2019/06/31)
  • Postdoctral Fellow in NAOJ (2019/07/01-2019/10/31)
  • Research Scientist in Riken (2019/11/01-)

Retired


Dr. Haruo Yoshida [email]

  • NAOJ Professor(-2020/03/31)

Dr, Mitsuru Soma

  • NAOJ Assistant Professor (-2020/03/31)

As announced in tennet:18163, professor positions are open. Please see below for the details.


NAOJ invites applications for a few full professor positions.

Full professor (a few positions)
Field: Astronomy or related fields


Please see the details below and use a new job application system with
care.
https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20191128-science.pdf
This deadline is Feb. 28th, 2020, 5pm JST.

NAOJ
Masao Saito

Prof. Masami Ouchi has started an appointment as professor at Division of Science. This position was informed in tennet:16659.

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