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Request for Nomination for the next Director of J-PARC Center

The J-PARC Center, which is collaboratively operated by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), invites nominations for the next Director whose term will start on April 1, 2012.

The nominee should be a person of high integrity, having insights into education and research, and deep understanding in a wide range of science fields. The nominee also must meet the following qualifications.

1) The candidate must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent), and be a distinguished scientist in the fields of nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, materials science and engineering, or life sciences.
2) The candidate also must have an administrative ability in order to promote the J-PARC Center as a global center of excellence.

The term of the Director is three years, which can be extended up to six years when re-elected. The Director must be under 63 years old when the first term starts. The term of the next Director is expected to start on April 1st, 2012, but it could be able to be postponed.

1. Nomination should be accompanied by
1) Letter of Recommendation (PDF, WORD)
2) A Brief Biography of the Candidate (PDF, WORD)
3) Major Research Achievements of the Candidate (PDF, WORD)
4) Reasons for the Recommendation (PDF, WORD)

2. Nomination should be sent by postal mail to the address below no later than February 29, 2012.
Chairperson of the Search Committee for the next Director of J-PARC Center
2-4, Shirakata shirane, Tokai-mura Naka-gun, Ibaraki, 319-1195, Japan

3. Inquiries should be sent to:
Mr. Takahashi or Mr. Shinohara
Administrative Division
J-PARC Center
2-4, Shirakata shirane, Tokai-mura Naka-gun, Ibaraki, 319-1195, Japan
Tel: +81-29-284-3585 E-mail:

4. Provided personal information will be used only for selecting the Director. Submitted documents will not be returned.

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