Research Associate in the Functional Materials Group (Inoue Group) University of Tokyo, Institute for Solid State Physics Japan

A Research Associate Position

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

Inoue’s group in ISSP is seeking outstanding candidates for a research associate position in the
Functional Materials Group. The successful candidate will collaborate with Assoc. Prof. Keiichi
Inoue, and conduct vigorous research on the photo-reaction process and functional
mechanism of biological molecules, especially for photoreceptive proteins. The researcher who
can apply new approaches such as advanced laser spectroscopy, innovative molecular
biological method, molecular structure analysis method (X-ray crystal structure analysis, NMR
and so on), computational science, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence learning method, to
reveal new aspects of complex biomolecular system is strongly encouraged.

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 July 31, 2018.

1) CV with photo including academic record and professional career
2) Complete list of publications (mark three most important papers)
3) Copy of the three papers marked above
4) Summary of research accomplishments (up to two pages)
5) Research plan (up to two pages).

In addition, applicants should arrange for a letter of reference to be sent to the same address.
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 research associate position (Assoc. Prof. Inoue)” 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 research associate position (Assoc. Prof. Inoue)” 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,

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

If you have any questions, please contact Assoc. Prof. K. Inoue at

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