Assistant Professor at Advanced Technology Center (ATC)

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Advanced Technology Center
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Job Description:
 We invite applications for an assistant professor position at the ATC. This position is open to qualified individuals who will work as research staff at the ATC to develop next-generation heterodyne receivers and key technologies at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths for future receivers of leading astronomical programs such as ALMA2. The successful candidate will be required to technically lead the upgrade of ALMA Band 8 and Band 10 receivers with ultralow noise performance and ultra-wide IF band to meet the top-level science requirements, as shown in the ALMA Development Roadmap. The selected assistant professor will collaborate with both domestic and international institutes and universities to research and develop innovative receivers that are not mere extensions of conventional technologies. This position is also expected to play a significant part in applying the technologies developed at the ATC to the industry. In addition, fostering young scientists, engineers, and technicians, including Ph.D. students, is also required as part of the responsibility. The selected candidate will be employed as an assistant professor at the ATC but may be transferred to other divisions related to the ALMA program. Candidates are sought who have a wide range of experience and expertise in radio astronomy and instrumentation.

Terms of Appointment:
 The successful candidate should be able to start as soon as reasonably possible after accepting the job offer. The term of employment will continue up to the end of the Japanese academic year, in which the post-holder reaches NAOJ's mandatory retirement age of 65.

 Please make sure to visit the following link for details.

 Application Deadline: 2023 October 31, 17:00 (Japan Standard Time)

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Aug 29
Application Deadline
2023 Oct 30


Masayuki Hirabayashi
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