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Position: Senior Scientists, Research Scientists or Postdoctoral Researchers
Institution: Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
Location: Japan
Duties: research and development of quantum computing simulations using methods such as tensor network for the quantum-HPC hybrid computing platform, research and development of the optimization of quantum-HPC hybrid computing programs such as error suppression and mitigation methods, as well as quantum circuit optimization techniques
Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a related field or expect to receive a doctoral degree before the date of appointment. Candidates in the field of condensed matter physics, statistical physics, quantum chemistry, particle physics, nuclear physics, quantum information, or machine learning are all encouraged to apply
   
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Seeking a few Senior Scientists, Research Scientists or Postdoctoral Researchers (R-CCS2333) Japanese Page Laboratory Computational Materials Science Research Team RIKEN Center for Computational Science (Laboratory head: Seiji Yunoki) Research Field The RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), led by Center Director Satoshi Matsuoka, is an international hub for computational science that promotes “science of computing, by computing, and for computing.” R-CSS positions the technology in which RIKEN has strengths (R-CCS technology) and the software developed by RIKEN that contributes to science, technology, industry, and society (R-CCS software) as its “core competence in computational science driving science as a whole.” R-CCS aims to develop these technologies, disseminate them domestically and internationally, and produce results. In addition, R-CCS is utilizing its expertise to operate the supercomputer “Fugaku” which was developed as a national project in accordance with Japanese laws and regulations. One of our main focuses is to develop state-of-the-art numerical methods for simulating ground states as well as quantum dynamics of strongly correlated quantum systems. In addition, we are exploring new computing paradigms as a grand challenge for information science. In particular, we are engaged in research and development of quantum computing for simulating quantum many-body systems, and of quantum computational simulations using classical computers. Job title and Job description Job title Senior Scientists, Research Scientists or Postdoctoral Researchers: few positions Job description In accordance with the research project of NEDO “Research and Development of Quantum-Supercomputer Hybrid Computing Platform for Exploring Computable Regions” (PI: Mitsuhisa Sato (RIKEN), Research Period: November 2023 - October 2028), the following item(s) will be carried out in collaboration with other project members: (i) research and development of quantum computing simulations using methods such as tensor network for the quantum-HPC hybrid computing platform, (ii) research and development of the optimization of quantum-HPC hybrid computing programs such as error suppression and mitigation methods, as well as quantum circuit optimization techniques, (iii) research and development of quantum-HPC hybrid applications mainly focusing quantum many-body systems, and verification of the effectiveness of the quantum-HPC hybrid computing platform developed in this project. The job description may be changed during the contract period or upon contract renewal to the extent described above. Qualification Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a related field or expect to receive a doctoral degree before the date of appointment. In general, those who earned a doctorate within the past 5 years will be appointed as Postdoctoral Researcher, and those who earned a doctorate more than 5 years ago will be appointed as Senior Scientist or Research Scientist. Senior Scientist is expected to possess advanced research and development capabilities, an excellent track record of research and development, as well as experience in mentoring researchers, among other qualifications. Candidates in the field of condensed matter physics, statistical physics, quantum chemistry, particle physics, nuclear physics, quantum information, or machine learning are all encouraged to apply. Work location RIKEN Center for Computational Science 7-1-26, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, JAPAN Or RIKEN Center for Computational Science 2-4 Hirosawa, Wako-shi Saitama, 351-0198, JAPAN RIKEN has implemented a work-from-home system. Employees can work from home in accordance with the prescribed procedures. RIKEN may order the employee to change work locations, if necessary. Salary and benefits 1. One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, but not beyond the end of October, 2028. 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 70 years. RIKEN has indefinite-term positions, which are subject to the mandatory retirement age of 60. There is a subsequent re-employment program allowing hiring until age of 65. Any scientists, including fixed-term employees who have been hired through this open call, are eligible to apply to open calls for indefinite-term positions. In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period. Salary will be an annual salary based on experience, ability, and performance, and will consist of a base salary and a variable salary. The variable salary will be determined each fiscal year based on experience, ability, and performance. The monthly base salary is 300,000 JPY for Postdoctoral Researcher, 426,500 JPY for Research Scientist, and 476,000 JPY for Senior Scientist as of April 1, 2024. The monthly base salary and variable salary are subject to change due to amendments to RIKEN regulations. Discretionary work, commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. The approximate amount of annual salary at the time of employment: The monthly salary including discretionary work allowance at the time of employment will be more than 420,000 JPY for Postdoctoral Researcher, 550,000 JPY for Research Scientist, and 600,000 JPY for Senior Scientist. 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. Paid leave includes annual paid leave (up to 20 days per year depending on the month of employment), special paid leave (childcare, family nursing care, etc.), and work-life balance holidays (up to 7 days per year depending on the month of employment). There are also additional leave systems such as maternity leave, childcare leave, and family nursing care leave. No smoking on site. These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations. * RIKEN has a work-from-home system, but this position requires attendance at the work location. Therefore, the work-from-home system is not available for this position. For more information, please get in touch with the hiring staff at kobe-jobs [at] riken.jp. The Kobe Branch has an on-site daycare, Po-I Kids Kobe . For details, please send an email to the HR at kobe-kosei [at] riken.jp. The Wako Campus has an on-site daycare, RIKEN Kids Wako . For details, please send an email to the HR at kids [at] riken.jp. RIKEN is actively undertaking initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity , and moving forward with the establishment of a diverse and vibrant research environment. If multiple candidates are found to have the same aptitude following a fair assessment, active efforts will be made to recruit female candidates. 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 ). Application and required documents Required documents Please prepare the following documents in English. Only recommendation letters may be either in English or in Japanese. (1) CV or CV No format specified. Please make sure to include applicant’s name, date of birth, nationality, academic background, work history including the applicant’s current affiliation, and email address. The attached format is available for your convenience. (2) List of publications Include not only peer-reviewed papers but also a list of patents, a list of invited talks. Also include quantitative measures for evaluation such as the Google Scholar citation index, whenever possible. (3) Copies of up to five most important publications (Please mark the papers on the list of publications.) When the original publications are not in PDF format, scan the papers and save them as PDF documents prior to submission. (4) List of competitive funds acquired, awards received, and other achievements including, contributions to university/institution operations, contribution to society through activities in academic societies, joint research projects, technology transfers, etc. (5) Description of previous research, future research plans, and career goals: No format specified, approximately three to four A4 pages in total. It is desirable that a diagram describing the research is provided. (6) Recommendation letters from one or two persons who can evaluate your work * One recommendation letter should be written by the applicant’s current supervisor. When it is difficult to do so, a recommendation letter written by a third party may be accepted. * Recommendation letters must be sent directly by the referees. * The letters should be addressed to R-CCS Director. Digital signature image can be embedded in the recommendation letters within the PDF file. Or please specify the referee’s contact information (name, affiliation, job title, phone number, and email address) in the letter. Please make sure to write the date. (7) Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, " Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR " with your signature. * You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website: Data protection | European Commission How to apply Combine the above documents except the recommendation letters into a single PDF file and upload them to the following website: Applications for R-CCS Computational Materials Science Research Team The file name of the PDF should contain the job ad number “R-CCS2333 Computational Materials Science Research Team” and the applicant’s name. Please write the name of the position that you apply for in the “Add additional information” box. After you uploaded the PDF file, please let us (kobe-jobs [at] riken.jp) know the file name of the uploaded file. When you send us an email, please write your name, Job Ad number and the name of the position that you apply for. Recommendation letters must be directly submitted from the referees to the above website with the subject line "R-CCS Computational Materials Science Research Team, [name of the position], [applicant’s name] (Recommendation letter)”. Please specify the applicant's name, referee's name and contact information in the recommendation letter. If a confirmation email is not received within 7 days after submission, please contact: kobe-jobs [at] riken.jp. Deadline Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Handling Personal Data Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening at RIKEN. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause. Selection process Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and interviews will be conducted for selected applicants (2 interviews for Senior Scientist and Research Scientist position, and one interview for Postdoctoral Researcher position). No inquiries on the selection process and results will be answered. Start of Employment at the earliest opportunity (subject to negotiation) Notes Application files will not be returned. 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