Seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher (R-CCS2002)(Field Theory Research Team)

    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Computer science
    TechnologyComputer technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    30/05/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hyogo
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Field Theory Research Team
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
(Team Leader: Yasumichi Aoki)

[Research field]
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), led by Center Director Satoshi Matsuoka, is an international research center in high performance computing and computational science in Japan. Our objectives are to investigate “the Science of (high performance) computing, by computing, and for computing", to research and develop our technologies (R-CCS technology) and software (R-CCS software), which we consider our core competence, in order to produce world-leading scientific and engineering results for use in Japan as well as globally.

Also, R-CCS started operating Japan's national flagship supercomputer, the K computer, as a shared national facility to support a wide range of research activities in 2011. Following K's success, development work on its successor, Supercomputer Fugaku, was launched in April 2014.

Field Theory Research Team performs research and development to utilize state-of-the-art computational resources including supercomputer Fugaku and to perform large scale numerical simulations aiming to solve microscopic physical phenomena through field theory simulations. In particular, the team conducts the following research agenda in the elementary particle and nuclear physics and related fields:

・Research and development of simulation methods and codes for field theories
・Solving physical phenomena by numerical computation on supercomputers
・Publishing and promoting the developed codes and numerical methods

[Job title and job descriptions]
Job title:
Postdoctoral Researcher: 1 position

Job description:
The successful researcher will perform researches sponsored by the JSPS Kakenhi grant entitled as “QCD phase diagram explored by chiral fermions" (PI: Yasumichi Aoki) as the main tasks and other research and development in the team. The Kahenhi project will study the QCD phase diagram starting from the three-flavor degenerate quark mass using domain wall fermions, using supercomputers inside and outside of RIKEN. Complementary research and development on algorithms and codes for QCD and field theory will be performed in parallel.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
7-1-26, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, JAPAN

[Start of employment]
September 1, 2020 or later, at the earliest opportunity

Lattice gauge theory,QCD,quantum field theory,elementary particles physics,nuclear physics,high performance computing,simulation,numerical computation,finiteemperature,phase transition,phase structure

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1.One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, but not after three years from the employment and not beyond the end of October, 2023.
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.
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 applying for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

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Updated as of Jul 5, 2020: "Deadline"

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