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Recruitment for a Special Topic Researcher
(Researcher, Fixed Term position)
J-PARC Center

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    1. Number of employees

      Researcher: 1 person

    2. Recruitment theme

      Theme: “Neutron Studies of characterization of fuel cell and lithium-ion battery”
      A collaborative research project with Toyota Central R&D Labs to improve performance of important components of fuel cell and lithium-ion battery using pulsed neutron techniques has been launched from 2019 at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of J-PARC. We call for a special topic researcher to conduct this project. The research theme for the researcher to be employed is structural study of catalyst layer of fuel cell and internal water dynamics by means of neutron experiments of small angle scattering, reflectometry and quasi-elastic scattering. The related development of new characterization methods using pulsed neutrons is also involved.

    3. Research Division of assignment

      Neutron Science Section,
      Materials and Life Science Division,
      J-PARC Center,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    4. Place of employment

      Nuclear Science Research Center,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      Shirakata 2-4, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan

    5. Qualification requirements

      Candidates are expected to be young scientist, who must have a doctoral degree at the date of the recruitment and be within 8 years of receiving their PhD, and must have eager and ability to promote the research on electrification components on their own initiative. It is desirable that the ones have knowledge on material science and experience with neutron or synchrotron X-ray experiments.

    6. Terms of employment

      (1) Salary: Approximately JY400,000 per month(including social insurance fee and tax)

      (2) Allowance: Commutation and housing allowances are paid according to employees.

      (3) Working Hours: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

      (4) Intermission: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

      (5) Holiday: Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), national holidays, year-end holidays, paid holidays.

      (6) Social Insurance, etc.: Health insurance, welfare pension insurance, corporate pension fund, employment insurance, workers accident compensation insurance.

      (7) Welfare: Family resident and dormitory are available.

      (8) Employment after trial period

    7. Necessary documents

      (1) Special Topic Researcher application form(PDF, WORD
      Form 1: Application form
      Form 2: Purpose of research
      Form 3: Reasons for applying for this position
      Form 4: Result of research you have performed
      Form 5: List of publications

      (2) Copies of diploma of Ph.D.

      (3) Transcripts (for bachelor)

      (4) Copies of major papers (3 major papers)

      (5) One or two letter(s) of recommendation (the format is free)

      (6) Consent for the treatment of personal data *(PDF, WORD)
      *Residents only in any one of EEA member countries, namely a member of the EU, and Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway is requested to submit this form.

    8. Deadline for submission of application

      JST17:00, July 29, 2022

    9. Address of submission of application

      Send e-mail with subject [Application documents for recruitment of a Special Topic Researcher in 2022 (J-PARC Center) (applicant name)].
      Attach all necessary documents in PDF format. We cannot accept when requirement is incomplete.
      E-Mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at] jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

    10. Document examination

      Examinees will be decided based on the review of application documents. The review result will be notified by a letter. Application documents will not be returned to the applicant.

    11. Recruitment examination

      (1) Examination of research achievement (Oral presentation using PowerPoint or PDF and Q&A)

      (2) Interview
      It will be carried out to the applicant who passed (1) Examination of research achievements.

    12. Date of recruitment examination (planned)

      Beginning to late August 2022 (this can be changed according to the situation)

    13. Place for Recruitment Examination (planned)

      Nuclear Safety Research Center,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
      2-4 Shirakata, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan

    14. Result of Recruitment Examination

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

    15. Contract term (tentative)

      From October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023
      (The contract term can be extended up to March 31, 2025 upon annual review of research achievements and upon the funding)

    16. Travel Expenses

      We will cover your travel expenses in Japan for the recruitment examination in accordance with JAEA travel allowance regulations.
      Detailed information will be provided to the candidates.

    17. Contact & inquiries

      Personnel Section,
      Personnel Department,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-29-282-6333 FAX: +81-29-282-5819
      E-Mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at]jaea.go.jp (replace [at] with @)

      (Reference related to the recruitment field)
      Dr. Yukinobu Kawakita,
      Neutron Science Section,
      Materials and Life Science Division,
      J-PARC Center,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-29-284-3156 FAX: +81-29-284-3370
      E-Mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at] jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

    18. Points to note

      (1) It is noted that Employees will be a radiation worker with utilizing neutron and x-ray.

      (2) Applicants who pass the document examination are supposed to submit medical certification.

      (3) Required status of residence is needed for applicants without Japanese nationality by the date of adoption in order to work in JAEA, in Japan.

      (4) In the annual meeting of neutron applications for industries which will be held on 14-15 July, there are presentations (in Japanese) for the latest achievements of this collaborative research project between J-PARC and Toyota Central R&D Labs. The registration is free and online participation is available.

    19. Treatment of personal information

      Submitted personal information will be used for recruitment only. Personal information of employee will be used for employment control. Other personal information will be scrapped 1 year after submission.