Postdoctoral researcher (Division of Nuclear Physics)

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Nuclear Physics Research Division, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Research field and mission:
The position is supported by JST Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology program “ERATO Sekiguchi Three-Nucleon Force Project” (the TOMOE Project), expecting the successful candidate to join the project as a member of Quantum Many-body Precise Computation Group.

Perform theoretical and numerical researches associated with the TOMOE project. Experiences in researches in nuclear structure/reaction and numerical/computational approaches to quantum many-body theory are desired.

Start of the term: At the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2024.

Employment Duration:
The contract is for a single year and can be renewed until the end of March 2029 at the maximum, depending on the evaluation. However, the renewable period may be subject to change depending on the candidate’s ability, workload at the time of expiration of the contract, work performance, work attitude, and the continuation of the budget on which the employment is based.

Salary: Based on the University’s payment standards and determined by applicant’s ability and background; roughly 4M-7M JPY

Working hours: Full-time, Discretionary Labor System
Social insurances, commuting allowance

Qualifications: Applicants having a Ph.D. degree or those expected to obtain a Ph.D. degree by the expected date of appointment.

Required documents:
1) CV including contact information
2) List of research achievements (Mark three major publications)
3) Research history and research plans
4) Names, affiliations, and contact information for two persons who can give their opinions on the applicant (or two letters of recommendation)
5) Possible date of appointment
6) Consent to Processing and Extraterritorial Transfer of Personal Data under GDPR (only required for persons located in the countries that make up the European Economic Area or in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The template form can be downloaded from

Document screening: (Online) interview may be performed.

Deadline for application: January 18, 2024 (in JST)

Submission of the documents:
(1) Submit via JREC-in portal
If (1) is difficult,
(2) Send all the documents 1)-6) by email as a single attached PDF file, to apply[at] ([at] should be replaced by @)

Recommendation letters can be directly emailed from the recommender, with the subject as “Letter for ****”.

Takashi Nakatsukasa
Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8577, Japan
Email: apply[at] ([at] should be replaced by @)

– After screening of documents, an online interview will be conducted if needed.
– Our center has been certified as a Joint Usage / Research Center by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology, and promotes interdisciplinary computational sciences. The University of Tsukuba conducts personnel selection in compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
– Based on the “Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act,” our university has established the “Security Export Control Regulations,”. We conduct strict examinations, when we employs foreigners, people from foreign universities, companies, government agencies, etc.