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 instrumentation, especially the on-going ground-based instrument development program, Ultra-wide Laser Tomographic Imager and MOS (mutli-object spectrograph) with AO for Transcendent Exploration (ULTIMATE) for Subaru Telescope project. A successful candidate for this position is expected to: (1) lead development activities of the wide-field near-infrared camera WFI (Wide-Field Imager) of ULTIMATE as a project manager, (2) co-lead systems engineering activities of the ULTIMATE project, and (3) foster young scientists, engineers and technicians including PhD’s students through these activities. In addition to above, the successful candidate will also be expected to identify and advance promising technology areas at the ATC that can exert international competitiveness in large-scale projects in the 2030s. As required qualifications for this position, applicants are expected to have skills in the field of optical and infrared astronomy and instrumentation. Additionally, experience in leading instrumentation development or in systems engineering will be given extra consideration.

Terms of Appointment:
The successful candidate is expected to start the job as early 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.

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Application Deadline: 2024-3-27, 12:00 (noon) (Japan Standard Time)

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Dec 20
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 26


Masayuki Hirabayashi
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