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Recruitment for Postdoctoral Fellow
(Fixed-term researcher)

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    1. Research theme

      Research and development on rapid and remote analysis of element and isotope by advanced laser spectroscopy
      For the establishment of one of the innovative technology for the non-contact, rapid and remote analysis of nuclear debris or nuclear waste materials in decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, we recruit a postdoctoral fellow who can demonstrate his/her ability for development of elemental and isotope analysis by the laser spectroscopy such as laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, resonance absorption spectroscopy, resonance fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, laser ablation mass spectroscopy and especially resonance ionization mass spectroscopy or combination of these technologies using with pulsed laser, pulsed tunable laser, and/or tunable semiconductor laser.

    2. Available positions

      Several persons

    3. Division assigned to

      Fuel Debris Analysis Group, Fuel Debris Handling and Analysis Division,
      Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science,
      Sector of Fukushima Research and Development,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    4. Place of employment (scheduled)

      From the beginning of October 2016 to the end of March 2017
      Nuclear Science Research Institute,
      Tokai Research and Development Center,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
      2-4 Shirane Shirakata, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
      From the beginning of April 2017 to the end of September 2017
      International Collaborative Research Building (under constructing),
      Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
      790-1 Otsuka Motooka, Tomioka-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima 979-1151, Japan

    1. Starting date of employment

      October 1, 2016 (in principle)

    2. Contract

      Period of employment is from October 1 2016 to September 30 2017 (in principle).
      Employment contract can be extended up to a total duration of three years, depending upon the annual review of your research progress.
      * If you are a fixed-term employee of JAEA at present, the extension of employment contract will be limited to five years in total from the original recruitment.
      Should you achieve outstanding results during your fixed-term employment, you could be offered a position as permanent staff.

    3. Terms of employment

      (1) Salary
      450,000 yen/month (as of April 1, 2016) including social insurance and tax

      (2) Allowance
      Commutation allowance, Housing allowance, etc.

      (3) Holidays
      Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), National holidays, Year-end and new-year holidays, Paid holidays

    1. Qualification requirements

      (1) Having a PhD degree related to recruitment field (at the time of assignment)

      (2) Having a PhD obtained after October 1, 2008

      (3) Those who had been enrolled in JAEA are not qualified to apply for the positions.

      (4) The research experience on the spectroscopy of difficult-to-measure nuclides by high resolution resonance ionization spectroscopy with high precision tunable laser, and the activity of the other laser spectroscopy will be especially required.

    2. Necessary documents and application procedures

      (1) Application form (Form 1-1, Form 1-2, Form2-1, Form2-2, Form3, Form4)
      Download from here: [PDF], [WORD]

      (2) Certificate of graduation, certificate of completion of courses (for bachelor, master and PhD respectively)

      (3) Transcripts (for bachelor, master and PhD respectively)

      (4) Certificate of PhD (who has a PhD)
      or Certification for expected completion of PhD course (who is in PhD course)

      *If it is difficult to submit the original, send copies and inform us of the reason.

      *Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

      *Write the application form on a word processor.

    3. Address for submission of application

      Personnel Section
      Personnel Department
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      765-1 Funaishikawa, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1184, Japan
      (Mark in red “Application documents for Postdoctoral Fellow” on the envelope.)

    4. Deadline for submission of application

      Properly completed forms and all the necessary documents mentioned above must be received no later than August 3, 2016.

    5. Document examination

      Applicants will be screened by the document examination. The result of the document examination will be notified to the applicants in writing.
      Note that application documents will not be returned.

    6. Recruitment examination

      (1) Examination of research achievements (oral presentation using PowerPoint file and Q&A)

      (2) Oral examination / interview

    7. Result of recruitment examination

      The result of recruitment examination will be notified to the applicants in writing by the beginning of September.

    8. Travel expenses

      We will refund your travel expenses for the recruitment examination according to the JAEA’s administrative rules.
      We can only bear the actual travel cost in Japan.
      Detailed information will be provided to the candidates.

    9. 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 obtain a necessary visa status to work in Japan by the date of adoption.

    10. Contact persons

      Mr. Jin Kawahara
      Personnel Section
      Personnel Department
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      765-1 Funaishikawa, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1184, Japan
      Tel: +81-29-282-1122
      Fax: +81-29-283-4701
      E-mail: jinji-saiyo@jaea.go.jp

    11. Dealing with personal information

      We will use personal information only for the screening process. It will also be used for employment management for those employed. The information of the rejected applicants will be disposed a year after the submission.