Tenured Faculty Position in Functional Materials Group University of Tokyo, Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP)

Tenured Faculty Position in Functional Materials Group

at the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), the University of Tokyo

The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP) of the University of Tokyo has long history in
basic science of solid-state materials, including optical and transport properties, dynamics,
and elementary reaction processes, by developing and using theories, computations, and
advanced experimental facilities with synchrotron-radiation sources, lasers, and
local-probe methods. On the basis of these accumulated knowledge and methods, ISSP
has decided to start new challenges on functional materials or systems as one of the most
important interdisciplinary science fields today, and established the Functional Materials
Group, as a new cross-divisional section in ISSP as of October 1st 2016.

Biology has been dealing with large, complex and dynamical systems. Methodologies
in physics, chemistry, and materials science have made great contributions in biology via
chemical and molecular structure analysis of DNA and proteins. Our interest is directed to
exploring essential electronic states and atomic-scale dynamics, which takes place in
complex and dynamical biological systems, and to understanding biological functions and
fundamental aspects of life.

ISSP is seeking an outstanding candidate for this interdisciplinary research, who will be
one of the core members of the Functional Materials Group.

The Number of Open Positions and Affiliation

One tenured Associate or Full Professor in the Functional Materials Group

Research Subject

ISSP seeks an outstanding candidate who aims to uncover biological functions in view
of essential electronic states and atomic-scale dynamics. He/she is expected to
develop original biological materials or related systems in controlled manners, and
experimentally study their fundamental properties and functions in collaborations
with other groups in ISSP.

The anticipated areas of research include: basic properties, dynamics, and functions
of proteins, lipid bilayer membranes, DNA, molecular motors, and bio-imaging etc.

Challenging proposals in other relevant areas are welcome, which lead to bio-related
synergetic research collaborations in ISSP.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field, or otherwise must get a
degree before the starting date of appointment. Applications should include the following
documents prepared either in English or Japanese and should be sent by post or alternatively
by E-mail to the address below. All the documents must arrive no later than August 21, 2017.

1) CV with photo including academic record and professional career
2) Complete list of publications (mark five most important papers)
3) Copy of the five papers marked above
4) Summary of research accomplishments (up to three pages)
5) Research plan (up to three pages)
6) List of two persons (including email address, phone number) for reference

Applicants must arrange for a Letter of Recommendation to be sent directly from a
recommender to ISSP. The recommender should be different from the two persons for
reference in the item 6).

Application documents should be addressed to:

(Online submission:)

First, send an e-mail to the following e-mail address.

< ISSP general affairs office > issp-jinji@issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp

State “Application for Tenured Faculty Position in Functional Materials Group” in the
subject line.

Do not attach any documents.

Secondly, upload the application documents. The URL for upload will be informed.

(Postal mail submission:)

Send application documents enclosed in an envelope and clearly labeled in red color
“Application for Tenured Faculty Position in Functional Materials Group” on the front. The
documents should be sent by registered mail.

Administration Office,
The Institute for Solid State Physics,
The University of Tokyo,
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa,
Chiba 277-8581,

As for additional applications to the funding program of Leading Initiative for Excellent Young
Researchers (LEADER) in JSPS, please check the web page,

and contact ISSP general affairs office (issp-jinji@issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp).

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Jun Yoshinobu at junyoshi@issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

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