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Recruitment for a mid-career JAEA Staff
(Sector of Fast Reactor and Advanced Reactor Research and Development Tsuruga Comprehensive Research and Development Center)

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    1. Number of employees

      Researcher 1 person

    2. Job details

      (1) Research field:
      Laser research and development (R&D) applied for nuclear plants decommissioning and industries

      (2) Job description
      R&Ds on high power density Laser decontamination and Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic Pico-second pulse Laser cutting

      The applied Laser and Innovative Technology Institute of JAEA has been executing the R&D on Laser decontamination for nuclear plants decommissioning. The purpose of the study is to attain higher decontamination efficiency by high power density CW Laser (~GW/cm2 class) with high-speed scanning(~20m/sec), compared with conventional Laser decontamination methods.
      As spin-off effects for industries, the JAEA R&D program are also planning to work on CFRTP (Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic) Laser cutting. This material has the advantage of high strength and low weight and therefore are available for many applications, including vehicles and planes. Its disadvantage of the material, however, is difficulty of cutting. To resolve this issue, Pico-second pulse Laser processing method requires to be developed to attain high quality and high efficient cutting.
      For these studies, JAEA recruits an excellent researcher who designs and fabricates dedicated experimental equipment by oneself, and sets on test conditions. The researcher is expected to reveal and clarify physical phenomena during Laser processing by various kinds of observation and measurement instruments such as a high-speed video camera and a confocal microscope, and also needs to determine most appropriate Laser irradiation conditions through these approaches.

    3. Research division associated with this position (tentative)

      Applied Laser and Innovative Technology Institute
      Tsuruga Comprehensive Research and Development Center
      Sector of Fast Reactor and Advanced Reactor Research and Development
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    4. Place of employment (tentative)

      65-20 Kizaki, Tsuruga, Fukui-pref., 914-8585, Japan
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    5. Qualification requirements

      (1) Having a Ph D. degree in the field related to Laser research

      (2) Research and Development (R&D) experience of applied Laser technology, based on experiment.

      (3) Those who have sufficient research experience based on experiments on laser application technology

    6. Terms of employment

      (1) Office locations of JAEA
      (Domestic) Ibaraki, Fukushima, Chiba, Tokyo, Fukui, Hyogo, Hokkaido, Gifu, Okayama, Aomori
      (Overseas) Washington, Paris, Vienna

      (2) Holidays
      Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), national holidays, year-end and new-year holidays, paid holidays, etc.

      (3) Social insurance
      Health insurance, welfare pension insurance, pension fund for employees, unemployment insurance, workers accident compensation insurance, etc.

      (4) Housing
      JAEA-owned dormitories for families or singles are available.

      (5) Working hours
      8:30am-5:00pm (overtime work would be required when needed)
      *1 According to work place, working hours would differ.
      *2 Shift work would be required for specific workplaces.
      *3 Flextime and/or discretionary working can be adopted.

      (6) Salary conditions
      -Basic salary is provided based on the years of experience in accordance with the JAEA regulation.
      -Allowance/benefits, such as commutation allowance, overtime pay, service area allowance, dependent care allowance, housing allowance, allowance for technician/researcher/qualified operation chief, etc., are provided.
      -Pay rise occurs in October once a year.
      -Bonuses are provided twice a year (in June and December).
      <Examples for model annual income>
      Three-year career after undergraduate (age 25) with no dependents…JPY 4.5 million.
      Eight-year career after undergraduate (age 30) with no dependents… JPY 6 million.
      Thirteen-year career after undergraduate (age 35) with one dependent… JPY 7.25 million.
      * Calculation conditions:
      * Calculation conditions:
      Living in Ibaraki prefecture, working with 15 hours overtime per month, service area allowance, housing allowance, and bonuses are included. Researchers and engineers are provided skill-related allowance (19,000~33,800 JPY/month) according to the certified classes qualified by the JAEA qualification system for engineering and research.
      (7) Other systems
      <Welfare program: >
      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
    7. Necessary documents and application procedures

      (1) Curriculum vitae (Application form 1-1) (PDFWORD)

      (2) Document of Performance in your major (for Bachelor, Master, PhD, respectively) (Application form 1-2) (PDFWORD)

      (3) University’s transcript (for Bachelor, Master, PhD, respectively)

      (4) [Only those who have PhD Degree]
      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) Research Plan (idea and ambition on research activity with A4 free format about 1000 words)

      (8) List of competitive funds (including the Grant in Aid for Scientific Research) (with A4 free format including the name of funding, theme and name of project leader)

      (9) Consent for the Treatment of Personal Data*(PDF, WORD)
      *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.

    8. Application Method and Address for Submission

      Please apply from 【Web application】of Job posting search on JREC-IN【Data number: D122102291】

      【Points to Note for Web Application】

      ①All application forms should be in PDF format and be organized in one ZIP file.

      ②Name of the ZIP file should be ≪「App_Rec_for_Sci_in tsurusoken_」_(Applicant’s name)≫

      ③Before handing in, make sure that the file size is under 20MB. .

      ④Do not set any password for files you hand in.

      ⑤After 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.

      ⑥If 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 subject of ZIP file is missing, your application is treated as non-acceptance.

    9. Deadline for submission of application

      Closed at 17:00 on November 25, 2022

    10. Document examination

      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.

    11. Recruitment examination

      (1) Examination of career history(regarding research achievement)
      (Oral presentation using PowerPoint file and Q&A)

      (2) Oral examination/Interview

    12. Date of recruitment examination (planned)

      In December , 2022 –
      * The schedule is subject to change.

    13. Place for Recruitment Examination (tentative)

      65-20 Kizaki, Tsuruga City,Fukui
      Tsuruga Comprehensive Research and Development Center
      Sector of Fast Reactor and Advanced Reactor Research and Development
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    14. Result of Recruitment Examination

      The result will be announced by a letter after the recruitment examination.

    15. Date of appointment

      As a general rule, from January 1, 2023 or later (tentative)

    16. Travel Expenses

      We will pay travel expenses for the recruitment examination according to the JAEA’s provision.
      Detailed information will be provided the candidates.

    17. Contact

      General Affairs Section, Administration Department,
      Head Office of Tsuruga Decommissioning Demonstration,
      Sector of Tsuruga Decommissioning Demonstration,
      TEL: +81-770-23-3021 FAX: +81-770-21-2045

      (Contact to the recruitment field)
      Applied Laser Research Group
      Applied Laser and Innovative Technology Institute
      Tsuruga Comprehensive Research and Development Center
      Sector of Fast Reactor and Advanced Reactor Research and Development
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      KISOHARA Naoyuki
      TEL: +81-770 - 23 - 3021

    18. 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.

    19. 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.