Open positions of Post-doc Researchers

Materials Research Center for Element Strategy (TIES)
Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN

We invite applications for fulltime researcher positions with the following requirements and conditions.

1.   Position Title: Post-doc researcher

2. Number of positions: up to 3

3. Outline: Postdoctoral positions are available in the Laboratory of Prof. Hideo Hosono at Tokyo Institute of Technology. The main focus of the ongoing research is to develop the material science of gelectrideh and its application to chemical reactions and electronics. Currently we are investigating the catalytic and electronic properties of electride. (references: Nature, 494, 336-341 (2013); Nat.Com. 4,2378(2013), Nat. Chem., 4, 934-940 (2012); Science 333,71-74(2011), Science, 301, 626-629 (2003)). This work is supported by a fund from the ACCEL project (October, 2013 – March, 2018) of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

4. Appointed term: until March 31, 2018 with contract to be updated every year. Depending on continuation of the ACCEL project, the contract will possibly be extended to the end of the ACCEL project.

5. Treatment: The salary will be paid on the basis of the employment regulations of Tokyo Institute of Technology. It will be dependent on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

6. Desired Qualifications: Skilled and experienced with some of the followings.
(i) A PhD degree in solid-state chemistry, condensed matter physics, electronics, catalysis, organic chemistry or other related fields is required.
(ii) Design and development of new materials based on solid-state chemistry, physics, and catalysis

7. Minimum Qualification: Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree, or will obtain before the date of the contract.

8. Expected start date: April 1, 2015 (preferable as soon as possible)

9. Documents to be submitted:
1) Curriculum vitae with photo and signature
    List of research achievements categorized into the following types:
    a) refereed original English articles, b) refereed original non-English articles,  
    c) reviews, books, and patents, d) awards received, e) presentation at international meetings, 
2) Reprints or copies of significant papers (up to 3)
3) Summary of major research achievements to date (A4 format; 2 pages or less)
4) List of the names and contact information (affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses)
   for 2 persons who can evaluate your work.  

10. Deadline: January 30, 2015 (Friday) 
Irrespective of the deadline, we start interview upon receiving evaluating application.

11. Mailing Address and Notice:
Prof. Hideo HOSONO, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  S2-13, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503, JAPAN
Applicants should send the application documents to the above address
by a registered mail, with "Application for Post-doc researcher"
written in red on the envelope.
Note that the documents will not be returned.

12. Contact:
Prof. Hideo Hosono
Prof. Michikazu Hara