Careers

Seeking Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratory

Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group
Quantum Information Electronics Division
RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
(Group Director: Franco Nori)

Research Field

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Computing, also, solar energy

Job title and Job description

One opening for postdoctoral research position in theoretical condensed matter physics and quantum computing.

Our top priorities now: superconducting qubits and solar cells.

Our research is on several aspects of complex systems research and theoretical condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on quantum computing, superconducting qubits, microscale quantum circuitry, vortex dynamics, complex dynamics in materials, biologically-inspired solid-state devices, and novel nonlinear phenomena in materials. Current priorities are on quantum computing (superconducting JJ qubits), and studies of vortex dynamics, although we are also working in other areas.

RIKEN offers competitive salaries, and outstanding computational facilities.

More Information is available here:

Recent reprints from our group can be obtained on-line here:
http://dml.riken.jp/publications.php

Qualification

Candidates must be able to speak, read, and write English at a high level of fluency.

Work location

RIKEN Wako Institute
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan

Salary and benefits

Contract conditions

Full time.
The term of the contract shall be up to one year until the end of the current fiscal year. Thereafter, the contract is renewable annually upon evaluation until the end of the project. Salary shall be determined on an annual basis subject to the applicant's experience and performance. Social health insurance is applied, commuting and housing allowances are provided. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai). Days off are weekends, public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec 29 - Jan 3) and RIKEN Foundation Day. These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
A shorter term "visiting scientist" position might be possible.

Application and required documents

CV, list of publications, selected recent publications, letters of reference.

Deadline

Position will be closed after a suitable candidate is found.

Handling Personal Data

Handling of Personal Data: All private data sent to RIKEN in application for employment is handled in strict confidentiality, and such data is not utilized for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party. Application documents will not be returned.

Selection

Candidates will be selected based on research results, publications, and letters of recommendation.

Start of Employment

Negotiable

Send application to

Complete applications (CV, list of publications, selected recent publications, letters of reference) should be sent (electronically) to:
Ms. Ai Sato, Assistant
Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group, Center for Emergent Matter Science
(CEMS), RIKEN
Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan.
Tel: +81-48-467-9681
Fax: +81-48-467-9650
Email: ais[at]riken.jp

Contact information

Ai Sato, Assistant
Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group, Center for Emergent Matter Science
(CEMS), RIKEN
Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan.
Tel: +81-48-467-9681
Fax: +81-48-467-9650
Email: ais[at]riken.jp