14/09/2021

Seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist (W21146)(Extreme Natural Phenomena RIKEN Hakubi Research Team)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Architecture
    Astronomy
    Engineering
    Environmental scienceEarth science
    Mathematics
    Physics
    TechnologyConstruction technology
    TechnologyEnvironmental technology
    TechnologyMaterials technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/09/2022 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
  • LOCATION
    Japan › Saitama
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    See description

OFFER DESCRIPTION

[Laboratory]
Extreme Natural Phenomena RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research
(Team Leader: Teruaki Enoto)

[Research field]
Our laboratory is a RIKEN Hakubi research team that was established in January 2020. We are working to elucidate the extreme natural phenomena in the universe and the earth by applying high-energy radiation measurement techniques. The three pillars of our research project are "Exploring the new field of high-energy atmospheric physics in lightning and thunderclouds," "Exploring new X-ray astronomy using CubeSats," and "Exploring lunar water resources using neutrons produced by cosmic rays". The basic philosophy behind these radiation measurement projects is "Collective Power of Science," which is the idea of organically linking a large number of instruments to produce scientific results rather than a single giant instrument. The phrase "Collective Power of Science" also expresses our desire to rethink science as a culture, emphasizing its relationship with society rather than closing it off to the research community by utilizing academic crowdfunding and open science.

[Job title and description]
Job title, available positions:
Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist 1 position

Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.
Research Scientist is defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.

Job description:
The researcher will design, fabricate, and operate new radiation detectors for the projects presented in the laboratory outline. For example, we will develop a new neutron and gamma-ray detector that will operate on the Moon. We aim to demonstrate the detector in space using the International Space Station or CubeSat. The detectors are intended for lunar water resource exploration and gamma-ray astronomy on the lunar surface with radio astronomy and other fields. We are also planning to demonstrate the developed detector for measuring radiation from lightning and thunderclouds.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

[Start of employment]
As early as possible

[Keyword]
High-energy atmospheric physics
X-ray astronomy
CubeSat
Neutron star
Water resource exploration on the lunar surface

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1 position(s) available at
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Japan
Saitama

EURAXESS offer ID: 685365
Posting organisation offer ID: D121090331

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