Solar Science Observatory/NAOJ (Japan) – Project Research Fellow Position

May 1, 2019, from Richard Morton

Solar Science Observatory (SSO), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) is inviting applications for one position of project research fellow.

Solar Science Observatory conducts the scientific operation of the Hinode on-orbit solar observatory with ISAS and observes the Sun at a ground-based observatory in the Mitaka campus. Successful applicants are expected to actively promote solar physics studies utilizing the data from these instruments with the other observational facilities such as scientific satellites, sounding rockets and balloon payload (SDO, IRIS, CLASP, FOXSI, Sunrise) and ground-based observatories (ALMA, large-aperture solar telescopes), or theoretical researches related to those areas noted above. The project research fellow is expected to participate in the scientific operation of the observational facilities associated with the project and to be involved with science case studies and/or instrument developments for the on-going or planned solar physics projects (Sunrise-3, Solar-C/EUVST, DKIST, etc.).

Project research fellow is a full-time position (discretionary work type: standard work hours is 38h45min working hours/week) employed under the scheme of the annual salary system of NINS.

The term starts at 1 August 2019 or later. The term is for three years, subject to annual review. At the end of the contract term, there is the possibility of extending the contract up to two years, based on a review.

The application documents and the reference letter must be received by 17:00 of 31 May 2019 (JST).

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