Number of employees
Researcher 1 person
Material research by using synchrotron radiation
Spectroscopic research for advanced materials by using synchrotron radiation spectroscopy
Materials Sciences Research Center (MSRC) has been developing cutting-edge research facilities at JAEA beamlines BL22XU and BL23SU, SPring-8, and promoting fundamental researches for advanced materials. We are seeking a candidate of research scientist who is responsible for the spectroscopic researches for advanced materials particularly by using scanning transmission X-ray microscopy station at soft X-ray beamline BL23SU. The position will also be responsible for the development of new instruments and the support of user’s experiments at these beamlines.
Division assigned to (tentative)
Electronic Structure Research Group, Energy and Environment Materials Science Division, Materials Sciences Research Center, Nuclear Science Research Institute, Sector of Nuclear Science Research, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Place of employment (tentative)
Harima Synchrotron Radiation Radioisotope Laboratory,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
1-1-1 Koto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5148, Japan
(1) Having a Ph D. degree in the field related to the research theme
(2) Born after April 2, 1982
Terms of employment
(1) Place of assignment
(Domestic) Ibaraki, Fukushima, Chiba, Tokyo, Fukui, Hyogo, Hokkaido, Gifu, Okayama, Aomori
(Overseas) Washington, Paris, Vienna
Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), National holidays, Year-end and new-year holidays, Paid holidays, etc.
(3) Social insurance
Health insurance, Welfare pension insurance, Employee’s pension fund, Unemployment insurance, Workers accident compensation insurance, etc.
Dormitory for family and singles
(5) Working hours
9:00am-5:30pm (overtime work is required in needs)
*1 According to work place, working hours would differ.
*2 In some department, shift working is required.
*3 Flextime system and discretionary work system are adopted partly.
(6) Salary (For example)
-Basic salary is provided considering years of experience in accordance with the JAEA regulation.
-Allowance/benefits: Commutation allowance, Overtime pay, Service area allowance, Dependent care allowance, Housing allowance, Allowance for technician/researcher/qualified operation chief
-Pay rise: Once a year in October
-Bonus: Twice a year in June and December
〈Annual income example〉
Staff member of three-year career (age 25) with no dependents…
JPY 4.5 million.
Staff member of eight-year career (age 30) with no dependents… JPY 6 million.
Staff member of 13-year career (age 35) with one dependent… JPY 7.25 million.
[Calculation conditions of the examples]
Shown above are model annual incomes for a staff member who is a college graduate and lives in Ibaraki Prefecture that works 15hours overtime per month and is provided service area allowance, housing allowance and bonuses.
*Researchers and engineers are provided allowance (JPY 19,000~33,800/month) according to the certified classes qualified by JAEA qualification system for engineering and research.
(7) Other systems
system of property accumulation savings
A mutual-aid society
Group Insurance, Group life and pension scheme
Insurable to Individual defined contribution pension plan (iDeCo)
〈Care leave system〉
Childcare, nursing care leave systems (partial leave available) Leave of Relocating due to Job Transfer of Spouse system
Necessary documents and application procedures
(2) Certificates of completion courses (for Bachelor, Master, PhD, respectively)
(3) University’s transcript (for Bachelor, Master, PhD, respectively)
(4) Certificate of PhD Degree or Certificate of Graduation PhD
(5) Research career history (with A4 free format)
(6) List of publications in which your name is underlined, and Copies of major papers
(7) List of competitive funds (including the Grant in Aid for Scientific Research or equivalent) (with A4 free format including the name of funding, theme and name of project leader)
(8) Research Plan (idea and ambition on research activity with A4 free format about 1000 words)
*Residents only in any one of EEA member countries, namely a member country of the EU, and Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway are requested to submit this form.
Deadline for submission of application
Closed at 17:00 on December 17, 2021(Japan Standard Time)
Application Method and Address for Submission
All application forms should be in PDF format and be organized in one ZIP file.
Name of the ZIP file should be ≪「App rec for Sci in MSRC」＿(Applicant’s name)≫
Before handing in, make sure that the file size is under 20MB. A compressed file can’t be accepted.
Do not set any password for files you hand in.
After your submission through JREC-IN, we will check your application documents if they are acceptable or not. After that, your application status on JREC-IN will be changed to “Accepted” or “Non-acceptance”. When your status is changed, you will receive an E-mail notification about the change from JREC-IN automatically. The E-mail would not be sent as soon as you hand in, so please check your acceptance status after you get an E-mail notification.
If there are any faults as for documents, for example list of achievements is not attached, your application will not be accepted. Also, if any of the said elements is lacking, for example E-mail subject is missing, your application is treated as non-acceptance.
Examinees will be decided based on the review of application documents. Review result will be informed by a letter. Application documents will not be returned.
(1) Examination of research achievement
(Oral presentation using PowerPoint file and Q&A)
(2) Oral examination/Interview
Date of recruitment examination (planned)
Place for Recruitment Examination (planned)
Nuclear Science Research Institute,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
2-4 Shirakata, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
Can be proceeded on a Web meeting system suggested by JAEA
Result of Recruitment Examination
The result will be announced by a letter after the recruitment examination.
Date of appointment
In principle, after April 1, 2022 (tentatively)
We will pay travel expenses for the recruitment examination according to the JAEA’s provision.
Detailed information will be provided the candidates.
Personnel Section, Personnel Department,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
TEL: +81-29 - 282 - 5726 FAX: +81-29 - 282 - 5819
(Reference related to the recruitment field)
Dr. Shin-ichi Fujimori,
Manager, Electronic Structure Research Group, Energy and Environment Materials Science Division, Materials Sciences Research Center, Nuclear Science Research Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
TEL: +81-70-1493-2188 FAX: +81-791-58-2620
Points to note
(1) Applicants who pass the recruitment examination are supposed to submit documents below.
1) Medical certification
2) The original of Graduation Certificates (for Bachelor, Master and PhD)
3) The original of Degree Certificates of PhD
(2) Candidates without Japanese nationality are required to have the certificate of eligibility by the date of adoption in order to obtain a work permit in Japan.
Treatment of Personal Information
Submitted personal information will be used for recruitment. Personal information of employee will be used for employment control. Other personal information will be scrapped 1 year later.