Postdoctoral researcher positions at the Institute for Solid State Physics University of Tokyo, Institute for Solid State Physics Japan

Postdoctoral researcher positions at the Institute for Solid State Physics,   
The University of Tokyo

1. Available position: postdoctoral researcher

2. Number of openings: a few

3. Job description: Experimental or theoretical research
It is advisable to consult with appropriate faculty members (either professors or
associate professors) at ISSP and develop an appropriate research plan before document
submission. Research themes that span more than one research area at ISSP are also

4. Eligibility: The candidates are expected to meet the following conditions:

(1)Less than 10 years from obtaining a PhD or equivalent degree.   

(2) Applicants scheduled to obtain a PhD degree before the starting date are eligible.   

(3) At the start date of the appointment, applicants must not have any main jobs, nor be
an graduate student, postdoc, etc.   

5. Term of office: Initial appointment will be for 2 years, renewed annually. It is possible to
apply for a one‐year extension after two years.   

6. Working arrangement/salary:   

5 days a week (equivalent to 38 hours 45 minutes). The contract includes unemployment
insurance, health insurance, and a commuting allowance. The annual salary is
approximately JPY 4.3 million (including tax).   

7. Selection /nomination:   

Selection is based on the documents listed below. Moreover, a host faculty member is
interviewed by a judging committee.   

8. Application documents:   

    (1) Curriculum Vitae
    (2) List of Publications
    (3) Reprints of up to three major publications
    (4) Description of past research and main achievements (within 2 pages/A4 or letter size)   
    (5) Research plan (within 2 pages/A4 or letter size)   
    (6) Recommendation letter by an academic supervisor or a reference.   

9. Deadline:   

Application should reach the ISSP general affairs office by 17:00 (JST) on April 13, 2018.

10. Starting date:   
After September 1, 2018, before February 28, 2019.

11. Applications should be addressed to:
(Online submission:)

First, send an e‐mail to the following e‐mail address.
    < ISSP general affairs office >
State “Application for postdoctoral researcher position (with the name of the   
Host Professor)” 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 to enclosed in an envelope and clearly labeled in red color
“Application for postdoctoral researcher position (with the name of the host professor)”
on the front. The documents should be sent by registered mail.

The University of Tokyo is committed to gender equality in hiring.

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

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