Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Theoretical Computational Astrophysics at the Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Japan. The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in related fields, but the capability of communicating in Japanese is not required.

This position is located at the Theoretical Astrophysics Group of Osaka University to work with Prof. Kentaro Nagamine (Osaka Univ., Japan) and Prof. Isaac Shlosman (Univ. of Kentucky, USA) on the topic of formation and evolution of supermassive black holes. This project is computationally-intensive.

The starting date for this position is negotiable, but can be as early as April 1, 2016. Appointment is for one year, with renewals for a second and third years, contingent upon satisfactory progress and availability of funding. The salary is about 5,500,000 JPY (~50,000 USD), and health benefits are provided.

Each applicant should submit via e-mail, as a single PDF file, a research statement that describes the applicant's relevant qualifications (maximum length of 3 pages), a current CV, and a list of publications. Applicants should also request 3 reference letters to be sent to Prof. Nagamine. Applications will be considered immediately until filled. Employment is based on the Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type at Osaka University: the 'Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff.'

Included Benefits:
Successful candidate will join National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance. Commuting allowance, housing allowance, dependent allowance, retirement allowance and bonus will not be provided. The applicant can refer to the `Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff' and other regulations for work and other related conditions. Information in this document is subject to change.

Application Submission Deadline: ongoing until filled   (Applications will receive full consideration.)
Contact Person: Prof. Kentaro Nagamine

Submission Email Address:

Theoretical Astrophysics Group
Department of Earth and Space Science
Graduate School of Science
Osaka University
1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka
Osaka, 560-0043, JAPAN

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