The group of Keigo Arai at the Tokyo Institute of Technology is seeking postdoctoral researchers for experimental research investigating quantum metrology, sensing, and informatics using electronic and nuclear spins in diamond crystals. The candidates will work with a team of scientists and engineers within the group and its collaborating institutions and corporates worldwide. The team’s activities cover the whole research value chain, from fundamental quantum science to social implementations.
The candidate will be responsible for developing advanced quantum sensing and imaging systems using the solid-state spins, characterizing novel quantum physical phenomena, and exploring their applications to fundamental science (e.g., earth & planetary science, superconductivity, and nuclear magnetic resonance) and industry (e.g., IoT, infrastructure, and healthcare). In addition, the candidate is expected to conceive and materialize research ideas, plans, and strategies, work collaboratively with scientists and engineers in other universities, national labs, and corporates, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The candidate is also expected to deliver progress reports regularly and publish refereed papers in prestigious journals.
We encourage you to apply for this postdoctoral researcher position if you are a motivated candidate who meets all the following requirements:
Hold a Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or a related field.
Possess experimental research experience and related publication record with one or more of the following experimental techniques: laser, microwave, low temperature, nanolithography, and hardware control.
Possess self-motivation and a strong desire to work collaboratively with other research institutions, implement technology in real societal problems, and acquire grant funding.
The salary will be determined based on the regulations of the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The typical range is 317,000 – 470,000 JPY per month.
How to apply:
Interested candidates, please apply via the PostDoc.com website or send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement (2-3 pages) and the contact information of three references to Keigo Arai ( email@example.com). All applications will be reviewed, and successful candidates will be contacted for an online interview. Any questions about this position should also be directed at him.
1. K. Arai*, A. Kuwahata*, D. Nishitani*, I. Fujisaki, R. Matsuki, Y. Nishio, Z. Xin, X. Cao, Y. Hatano, S. Onoda, C. Shinei, M. Miyakawa, T. Taniguchi, M. Yamazaki, T. Teraji, T. Ohshima, M. Hatano, M. Sekino, and T. Iwasaki. Millimetre-scale magnetocardiography of living rats with thoracotomy. Communications Physics Vol. 5, 200 (2022).
2. K. Arai*, J. Lee*, C. Belthangady, D. R. Glenn, H. Zhang, and R. L. Walsworth. Geometric phase magnetometry using a solid-state spin. Nature Communications Vol.9, 4996 (2018).
3. K. Arai*, C. Belthangady*, H. Zhang*, S. J. DeVience, N. Bar-Gill, P. Cappellaro, A. Yacoby, and R. L. Walsworth. Fourier magnetic imaging with nanoscale resolution and compressed sensing speed-up using electronic spins in diamond. Nature Nanotechnology Vol.10, pp.859-864 (2015).
4. D. Le Sage*, K. Arai*, D. R. Glenn*, S. J. DeVience, L. M. Pham, L. Rahn-Lee, M. D. Lukin, A. Yacoby, A. Komeili, and R. L. Walsworth. Optical magnetic imaging of living cells. Nature Vol.496, pp.486-489 (2013).