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Recruitment for a mid-career JAEA Staff
(Materials Sciences Research Center)

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    1. Number of employees

      Researcher 1 person

    2. Research field

      (1)Research field:
      Material research by using synchrotron radiation

      (2)Research theme
      Synchrotron radiation related materials science research towards energy recovery from nuclear wastes

      The Energy and Environment Materials Science Division, Materials Science Research Center, promotes the maintenance, development, and upgrading of synchrotron radiation apparatuses installed at BL22XU and BL23SU of SPring-8, and also promotes related materials science research that contributes to the implementation in society by using the instruments.
      Your research theme is mainly the development of new materials for energy conversion from heat as well as radiations emitted from nuclear wastes. Also, you are engaged in the upgrading and maintenance of apparatuses installed in our two beamlines together with their user support.

    3. Division assigned to (tentative)

      Advanced Energy Materials Research Group,
      Energy and Environment Materials Science Division,
      Materials Sciences Research Center,
      Nuclear Science Research Institute,
      of Nuclear Science Research,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    4. 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

    5. Qualification requirements

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

    6. Terms of employment

      (1) Place of assignment
      (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, Employee’s pension fund, Unemployment insurance, Workers accident compensation insurance, etc.

      (4) Housing
      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
      〈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 : PDF, WORD)
      (Application form 1-2 : PDF, WORD)

      (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)

      (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. Deadline for submission of application

      Closed at 17:00 on January 20, 2023(Japan Standard Time)

    9. Application Method and Address for Submission

      Please apply from 【Web application】of Job posting search on JREC-IN【Data number: D122121144】

      【Points to Note for Web Application】

      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.

    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 research achievement
      (Oral presentation using PowerPoint file and Q&A)

      (2) Oral examination/Interview

    12. Date of recruitment examination (planned)

      Around mid-February , 2023

    13. 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

    14. Result of Recruitment Examination

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

    15. Date of appointment

      In principle, after April 1, 2023 (tentatively)

    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. Reference

      Personnel Section, Personnel Department,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-29-282-5726 FAX: +81-29-282-5819
      E-Mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11@jaea.go.jp

      (Reference related to the recruitment field)
      Dr. Kenji Yoshii,
      Group Leader, Advanced Energy Materials Research Group, Energy and Environment Materials Science Division, Materials Sciences Research Center, Nuclear Science Research Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-791-58-0363
      E-Mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11@jaea.go.jp

    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.

    20. Note

      Our institute promotes gender equality. Therefore we encourages applications from women.