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Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (W21038)

Laboratory

Quantum Many-Body Dynamics Research Unit
RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing
(Unit Leader: Takeshi Fukuhara)

Research Field

RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing is aim to study quantum information theory, develop techniques for quantum control and measurement, build quantum computing hardware and software, and explore novel quantum technologies. We will promote the progress of quantum information science and contribute to society through the application of quantum technologies.

In this research unit, we experimentally investigate non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems using ultracold atomic gases in an optical lattice. Using a quantum gas in optical lattices, we study real-time and real-space dynamics, and also aim to control the many-body dynamics. We have been developing a quantum simulator with a single-atom control in optical lattices.

Job title and Job description

Job title, available positions

Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist: a few positions

Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.
Research Scientist is defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.

*The type of position will be decided based on applicant's ability, aptitude etc.

Job description

Experimental study of non-equilibrium dynamics with ultracold atoms in optical lattices / Rydberg atoms

Qualification

The candidate should possess a doctoral degree, or the candidate will be able to obtain a doctoral degree before the work start date.

Work location

Branch and address

RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

Salary and benefits

  • 1. A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, up until May 31, 2024
  • 2. RIKEN may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee’s abilities, work load at the time of contract completion, performance and work attitude and b) the continuation of the employee’s center, laboratory or project and RIKEN’s management situation and budget at the time. In principle, employment contracts will not be renewed for individuals older than 65 years.
  • 3. The employee’s period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 10 years from the initial date of hire (or 10 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date).

In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).
This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
RIKEN has introduced telework as a temporary and special measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may be asked to work from home according to the instructions of the institute. You can also choose to work from home with the permission of your supervisor.
No smoking on site (designated smoking areas available).
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

RIKEN is promoting a Gender Equality Program by taking various measures to create a workplace where both men and women are able to give full rein to their talents and abilities. When applicants are judged to be equally qualified on the basis of fair and impartial criteria, women applicants will be given preference.

Also, eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003, and eligible to apply for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

Application and required documents

Required documents

  • 1. Complete CV or CV (with photo and email address)

    *Write the open call ID “W21038”, indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in open call ID section in the upper right corner of your CV.

  • 2. List of research achievements and publications
  • 3. A letter of recommendation from the current supervisor
    (If the current supervisor’s recommendation is not available, a recommendation letter from a third party will be accepted).
  • 4. For Postdoctoral Researcher: Copies of up to three major papers.
    For Research Scientist: Copies of up to five major papers
  • 5. Brief description of previous research and future research plans (For Postdoctoral Researcher: approximately three A4-size pages. For Research Scientist: approximately five A4-size pages).
  • 6. Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
    If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, "Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR" with your signature.
    * You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
    Data protection | European Commission

How to apply

Please send inquiries to the contact address listed below, and send the PDF formatted application by email to the same address.

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

Deadline

Open until the position is filled

Handling personal data

Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.

Selection process

Application screening and interview for selected applicants.

Start of Employment

At the earliest possible time (negotiable)

Contact Information / Send application to

Quantum Many-Body Dynamics Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
Email: takeshi.fukuhara [at] riken.jp
For inquiries, please send an email.

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