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Recruitment for a Senior Post Doctoral Fellow
(Fixed Term Researcher)
(Nuclear Science and Engineering Center)

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    1. Number of employees

      One position

    2. Recruitment Field

      ‘Research and development of active neutron non-destructive assay (NDA) techniques to detect nuclear materials (NMs)’
      Neutron Resonance Transmission Analysis (NRTA) is one of the promising NDA techniques in the field of non-proliferation and nuclear security, since it can identify and accurately quantify NMs regardless of sample matrix. However, a conventional NRTA system, which uses an accelerator to provide a neutron beam, is too large to be installed in an existing facility. Therefore, a downsized NRTA system is required in the application for the existing facilities.
      The researcher of this recruitment participates in the research and development of such a compact NATA system. He/she will conduct simulations to optimize the system, develop neutron-gamma discrimination methods, and undertake to advance analytical methods of a time-of-flight spectrum.
      (This research and development will be implemented under the grant of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan))

    3. Division assigned to

      Research Group for Nuclear Sensing,
      Nuclear Science and Engineering Center,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    4. Place of employment

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

    5. Salary, etc.

      Commensurate salary with the applicant’s work experience, Social Insurance, Commutation allowance, Institute family residence and bachelor’s dormitory are available.

    6. Terms of employment

      Contract term: One year
      The contract term can be extended up to 31 March, 2026 upon annual review of research achievements and the condition of the grant received from MEXT.
      A position as permanent staff (tenure) could be offered upon achieving outstanding results during your temporary employment.

    7. Trial employment period

      6 months

    8. Holiday

      Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), National holidays, Year-end through New Year holidays, Paid holidays, etc.

    9. Qualification requirements

      (1) Having a Ph.D. degree. In principle, the applicant needs work experience for more than one year as a full-time teacher, a full-time researcher, or a post-doctoral fellow.

      (2) Preferably having experience on research and development for radiation measurements or experience on research and development using computer simulations.

    10. Required Documents

      (1) Curriculum vitae (use JAEA form) (PDF, WORD)

      (2) Document of the accomplishment on your major field (use JAEA form) (PDF, WORD)

      (3) Research career history, a list of publications in which your name is underlined, and copies of major papers (in size A4, free format)

      (4) Certificate of Ph.D. Degree(copy)

      (5) Recommendation letter(s) from one or two people (free format) *
      *: Any of the recommender should not be a JAEA employee but should be a person who knows well the content of your research.
      *: It is preferable to have a recommender who is your current supervisor.
      *: Please submit the letter directly by the recommender to the e-mail address below. The letter needs to include an autograph signature of the recommender, and in the pdf format.

      (6) Consent for the Treatment of Personal Data [PDF, WORD] * This item (6) applies only to residents in any one of European Economic Area (EEA) member countries, namely a member country of the EU, and Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.

    11. Deadline for submission of application

      December, 23, 2022

    12. Address of submission of application

      By E-mail
      Write in subject [Application for Senior Post Doctoral Fellow in 2023 (Nuclear Science and Engineering 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 @ )

    13. Application screening

      Applicants will be screened based on their submitted documents.
      The screening result will be notified to the applicants by e-mail.
      Note that application documents will not be returned.

    14. Recruitment examination

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

      (2) Interview

    15. Date of recruitment examination (planned)

      Late January, 2023 to mid-February, 2023

    16. Place for Recruitment Examination (planned)

      Nuclear Science Research Institute,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
      2-4 Shirakata, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
      Web meeting system specified by JAEA

    17. Result of Recruitment Examination

      The result will be announced to the applicants by a letter.

    18. Date of adoption (tentative)

      April 1, 2023
      The contract is contingent on the grant received from MEXT.

    19. Travel Expenses

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

    20. Contact information

      Personnel Section,
      Personnel Department,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-29-282-6030 FAX: +82-29-282-5819
      E-mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at] jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

      (Contact person related to the recruitment field)
      Yosuke Toh, Group Leader,
      Research Group for Nuclear Sensing,
      Nuclear Science and Engineering Center,
      Sector of Nuclear Science Research, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-29- 282-6211 FAX: +81-29-282-6079
      E-mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at] jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

    21. Points to note

      (1) The successful applicant is supposed to submit a medical certificate in English made within 6 months (including height, weight, eyesight, urinalysis, chest X-ray).

      (2) The successful applicant without Japanese Nationality is required to obtain a necessary visa status to work in Japan by the date of adoption.

    22. Treatment of personal information

      Submitted personal information will be used only for the screening process. It will also be used for employment management for those employed. The information of the unsuccessful applicants will be discarded a year after the submission.