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Postdoctoral Researcher Position at NRO


The Nobeyama Radio Observatory of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) invites applications for postdoctoral researcher positions in mm/submm astronomy or in a closely related field. The successful candidates are required to spend 50% of the time on the operation or instrumental development of the 45m telescope or the Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment (ASTE) 10m telescope in Chile. The rest of the time can be spent on individual research. The Nobeyama Observatory has new and developing instruments for both the 45m telescope and ASTE, and the candidates are encouraged to participate in activities involving these new instruments. The successful candidates will have internal access to 45m or ASTE time and will be eligible to apply for ALMA time through the EA-ARC. The appointment begins after April 1st, 2012 (and before September 30th, 2012) and renewable up to three years. The applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in astronomy or a related field before the starting date, and are required to reside in Nobeyama.

Applications must include (1) CV with a list of publications (indicate refereed/non-refereed), (2) summary of past research, (3) three copies of relevant publication, and (4) a statement of the proposed research at Nobeyama. Letters of reference are not required but can be included in the application. Please send all application material to Satomi Kato (kato_at_nao.ac.jp)(replace _at_ with @) via e-mail by November 30, 2011 (17:00 JST). The application can be written either in English or Japanese.

Nobeyama Radio Observatory operates the 45m telescope and the ASTE telescope, both telescopes have been used extensively in galactic and extragalactic astronomy by researchers around the world. Nobeyama is about 3 hours away from central Tokyo, located at a small beautiful town (Minamimaki) with a population of about 3000 and at an elevation of 1350m.

Please contact Ryohei Kawabe (ryo.kawabe_at_nao.ac.jp)(replace _at_ with @) for further information. Interested candidates are encouraged to read the instrumental information provided on the Nobeyama website (http://www.nro.nao.ac.jp/en/index.html).