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Recruitment for a Senior Post Doctoral Fellow
(Fixed Term Researcher)
(J-PARC Center)

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    1. Number of employees

      One person

    2. Recruitment Field

      Research and Development on Accelerator-driven Nuclear Transmutation System (ADS)
      J-PARC Center is conducting R&D on Accelerator-Driven nuclear transmutation System (ADS) which is one of new nuclear systems for reducing environmental burden of long-lived radioactive waste. As for the liquid lead-bismuth target technology for ADS, thermal-hydraulics study and materials corrosion tests with using liquid lead-bismuth circulation loops, and development of various sensors specific to liquid lead-bismuth are being conducted. As for the proton beam technology, measurement of nuclear reaction cross section data and development of proton beam diagnosis technology are being conducted with using the J-PARC's GeV-energy proton beams. In this theme, the researcher will study on one of these topics according to the researcher’s specialty.

    3. Division assigned to

      Nuclear Transmutation Division, J-PARC Center,
      Sector of Nuclear Science Research, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    4. Place of employment

      Nuclear Science Research Institute, 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 five years upon annual review of research achievements.)
      Should you achieve outstanding results during your temporary employment, you could be offered a position as permanent Staff.

    7. Trial employment period

      6 months

    8. Holiday

      Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), National holidays, Year-end holidays, Paid holidays

    9. Qualification requirements

      (1) Having a Ph.D. degree. In principle, work experience as a postdoctoral fellow (at least for one year) is required.

      (2) Preferably having experience in research and development in the fields of thermal-hydraulics, materials development or radiation measurement

    10. Necessary documents and application procedures

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

      (2) Document of the results at major (please use JAEA form) (PDF, WORD)

      (3) Research career history (free A4 format), list of publications in which the applicant's names are underlined (free A4 format) and reprints of major papers

      (4) Certificate of Ph. D Degree

      (5) Recommendation letter(s) from 1 or 2 recommender(s) (free format)
      • The recommender(s) should be familiar with the applicant's research theme and personality, and must not be JAEA’s staff.
      • It is preferable to select the applicant’s current supervisor for one recommender.
      • 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 form for handling of personal information (PDF, WORD)
      • This form is only required for residents of EEA (European Economic Area) member countries, i.e., EU member countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
    11. Deadline for submission of application

      December, 23, 2022 (Fri)

    12. Address of submission of application

      E-mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at] jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

      • Subject of e-mail: Application documents for a senior PDF of J-PARC Center (your name)
      • All documents should be in the pdf format.
      • Application documents that do not meet the requirements, such as the absence of the subject, can’t be accepted.
    13. Document examination

      Examinees will be decided based on the review of application documents. Review result of the document screening and the details of the recruitment examination will be informed to the e-mail address specified in the application documents. Application documents will not be returned.

    14. Recruitment examination

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

      (2) Oral examination/Interview

    15. Date of recruitment examination (planned)

      Late January to early 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
      via the web meeting system specified by JAEA

    17. Result of Recruitment Examination

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

    18. Date of adoption (tentatively)

      April 1, 2023

    19. Travel Expenses

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

    20. Reference

      Yoshinori Tsujii
      Personnel Section,
      Personnel Department,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      2-4, Shirakata, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken, 319-1195
      TEL:+81-29-282-5816 FAX:+81-29-282-5819
      E-mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at] jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

      (Reference related to the recruitment field)
      Fujio Maekawa, Division Head,
      Nuclear Transmutation Division, J-PARC Center,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-29-282-5325 FAX: +81-29-282-6489
      E-mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11[at] jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

    21. Points to note

      (1) Applicants who pass the document examination are supposed to submit medical certificate taken within 6 months (including height, weight, eyesight, urinalysis, chest X-ray).

      (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.

    22. 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.