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Data number
D122062025
Date of publication
2022/06/30
Date of update
2022/06/30
Title
Yokohama National University(Quantum Information Research Center, Institute of Advanced Sciences) Specially Appointed Assistant Professor(non-tenure)
Institution
Yokohama National University
URL of institution or department
Department
Institute of Advanced Sciences
Institution type
National university
Content of job information

The Quantum Information Research Center (QIC) strives to build an environment where talented researchers in quantum information and related fields from Yokohama National University and elsewhere can gather, exchange information, create ideas on a day-to-day basis, and persistently launch high-value joint research projects at the perfect timing. The Center was founded as a global research center to promote practical research and build a reputation for carrying out world-class, large-scale research projects by participating as a core organization in national and joint international projects.

[Recruitment center]
Quantum Information Research Center, Institute of Advanced Sciences
Hideo Kosaka - Professor / Director of Quantum Information Research Center

[Job profile]
Do you have a passion for quantum communication and want to take the next step to build a safe and reliable quantum network for future society?
In our Laboratory led by the QIC's Center Director Hideo Kosaka, you will get the opportunity to work on national R&D projects to develop innovative ICT Technologies. Our research involves experimental R&D, including measurements and equipment development. Field expertise is not required, and we welcome all experimentalists who are familiar with quantum mechanics. To be a successful candidate, you should be willing to expand your knowledge and explore new methodology with the team.
We encourage you to explore the physics concepts of quantum mechanics and regularly publish your findings as articles for academic journals and give lectures to add to your research achievements. QIC will offer you an inspiring environment for new ideas and the facility to turn theories into experiments with our project members. This position is research focussed and does not include any teaching responsibilities.

[Your research responsibilities]
You will be assigned to the Moonshot R&D Program (Goal 6): "Development of Quantum Interfaces for Building Quantum Computer Networks" (https://moonshot.ynu.ac.jp/en/)
You will also join the project team Quantum Repeater Technology, part of the "Research and Development for the Construction of Global Quantum Cryptographic Communication Network" issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. (https://qurep.ynu.ac.jp/english/)

[Address of work location and other information]
79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan

[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor(non-tenure)
Number of positions: a few

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
Starting date: from October 1, 2022, or later.
The earliest possible start date will be negotiated.

Research field
1.
Area
Mathematical and physical sciences
Discipline
Physics
2.
Area
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Discipline
Applied physics
3.
Area
Engineering
Discipline
Electrical and electronic engineering
Job type
1.
Assistant Professor level
Employment status
Full-time(Nontenured)
Contract until March 31, 2023 Beyond this date, the contract can be renewed yearly with a max duration of November 30, 2025. (When a project gets extended, this limit might be re-evaluated until up to March 31, 2031. The contract term is subject to change depending on budget and research progress.)
Work location
Kanto district - Kanagawa 
Qualifications

[Candidate profile]
・You have a doctoral degree or expect to obtain it before employment.
・You are passionate about developing state-of-the-art quantum information technologies.
・Any background in experimental research in the fields of nanotechnology, quantum optics, and quantum electronics is seen as an asset.
・You have excellent English communication skills in both speaking and writing.
・Knowing Japanese is unnecessary, but any knowledge or intention to learn is a plus.

Compensation

[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)]
Contract until March 31, 2023
Beyond this date, the contract can be renewed yearly with a max duration of November 30, 2025. (When a project gets extended, this limit might be re-evaluated until up to March 31, 2031. The contract term is subject to change depending on budget and research progress.)
* Renewal depends on your performance and the University's staffing needs and budget.
* You will be notified of contract extension 30 days in advance. The trial period is six months.

Annual salary system: estimated between 5.4 million yen and 6.6 million yen (including benefits and commuting expenses). Our final offer will depend on your experience. The salary will be paid monthly.

[discretionary labor system, holidays, various insurances (social insurance, labor insurance)]
Due to the application of professional discretionary work system, it is considered to have worked 38 hours and 45 minutes per week.

Leave is granted based on regulations of National University Cooperation Yokohama National University regarding working hours, holidays, leave, etc.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Employee pension insurance, unemployment insurance, workers' accident compensation insurance.

Smoking is prohibited indoors.

Application period
2023/02/13 Deadline for receipt
Application will be closed as soon as we hire the qualified candidates
Application
/selection
/notification of result
/contact details

[Documents to submit]
(1) Resume (with photo)
(2) Achievement list (Indicate 3 of your significant publications with ○)
(3) Research summary and future research aspirations (one to two A4-sheets)
(4) Two references (optional): name, position, relation, and contact details (phone number/e-mail)

[Application by post]
Hideo Kosaka, Professor/Director
Quantum Information Research Center, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University
79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan

[Application by e-mail]
All application documents must be submitted by the FileSender service of the National Institute of Informatics (NII).
Please send an application e-mail so we can send you the FileSender link to upload your documents safely.

[The interview process]
After the initial document screening, successful candidates will be invited to an interview. Web interviews are available upon request. If there is no suitable candidate, the final candidate may not be selected (transportation expenses, accommodation expenses, etc., to attend the interview will be the applicant's burden).

[Result notification method, whether application documents can be returned or not, etc.]
*All documents provided will only be used for application purposes. And they will be disposed of safely based on the rules of the university after the selection is completed.
*Submitted documents will not be returned.

[Contact information (department, official position, name, institution e-mail address and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
Hideo Kosaka, Professor/Director, Quantum Information Research Center, Institute of Advanced Sciences Yokohama National University
79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
Phone / Fax: (+81)45-339-4196
Email address: kosaka-hideo-yp4196ynu.ac.jp
<please replace 4196 with @ in the email address.>
Laboratory HP: https://kosaka-lab.ynu.ac.jp/
The Quantum Information Research Center (QIC) HP: https://qic.ynu.ac.jp/en/
The Institute for Advanced Sciences (IAS) HP: https://ias.ynu.ac.jp/en/

Online Submission
Online Submission with all application documents is available.
JREC-IN Portal web application
Not available
 
Email Application
Accept
Recruiting Institution's
Web application system
Not available
Additional considerations when applying
■Applying from Long-Distance Areas or Overseas

After the initial document screening, successful candidates will be invited to an interview. Web interviews are available upon request. If there is no suitable candidate, the final candidate may not be selected (transportation expenses, accommodation expenses, etc., to attend the interview will be the applicant's burden).

Additional information

Feel free to contact us with questions about this position or inquire about other jobs if you want to work with us.
Our university welcomes the active application of women and those who have experience in education and research overseas, based on the spirit of the Yokohama National University Declaration of Gender Equality and from the perspective of aiming for diversity of human resources.


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