Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Division of Physics and Astronomy,
and Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics

The Division of Physics and Astronomy which includes Yukawa Institute and associated research centers of Kyoto University invites applications for a Postdoctoral fellowship in the field of physics and astrophysics. The aim of this fellowship program is to provide talented young scientists with an opportunity to conduct their research under Global COE as well as to further strengthen research activities at Global COE.

  1. Title and Number of Positions:
    Total of about 5 Postdoctral fellowships
  2. Affiliation:
    The Global COE program: Division of Physics and Astronomy/Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  3. Research Fields:
    Physics and Astrophysics
  4. Duration of Contract:
    Contract may begin from April 1st, 2011. The contract lasts through March 31st, 2012. The term may be extended up to March 31st, 2013 depending on his/her performance.
  5. Qualifications:
    Applicant must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree.
  6. Application Deadline:
    December 20th, 2010, 17:00 Japan Standard Time.
    The following documents, in PDF, must be submitted to:
        Professor Hikaru Kawai, GCOE Leader
    E-mail Subject should be "Application to GCOE-PD" Sizes of files should be limited to 10MB.(Send separa
    te e-mails when the file size exceeds 10MB) Send in all required documents at once (or with additional e-mail for item 6). Item7 should be sent directly from the recommenders. We will not accept any application in an INCOMPLETE format.
    • (1). The PD application form (downloadable from our web site: application form [Word format])
    • (2). Curriculum Vitae
    • (3). List of publications
    • (4). Summary of past research (about 2 pages in A4 format)
    • (5). Research plan (about 2 pages in A4 format)
    • (6). Three (at most) major papers
    • (7). Two letters of recommendations (The recommendation letters must be submitted to via e-mail by the recommenders by December 20th, 2010, 17:00 Japan Standard Time. The E-mail subject should be “Recommendation for GCOE-PD”)
  7. For more information on our GCOE, visit our web site at:
    (Japanese top page)
    (English top page)
  8. Please contact our administration office ( if you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement after submission.
  9. Terms of Contract:
    The selected candidates will receive salaries from the COE Program, about JPY 350,000 per month. In addition research grant will be available on annual basis.
  10. Please contact your desired supervisor at our GCOE member before submitting your application.
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