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Postdoctoral fellow (Fujii group), Call for application (Deadline 2020 /11/20)

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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.

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