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Recruitment for a Senior Post Doctoral Fellow
(Fixed Term Researcher)
(Center for Computational Science and e-Systems)

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    1. Available positions

      One position

    2. Recruitment theme

      Application of Machine-learning techniques in the field of nuclear engineering

      (Summary)
      Computer science techniques are increasingly being utilized for research in the field of nuclear engineering. This is because important questions relating to the R&D of nuclear fuels, materials, and the design of reactor systems are difficult to address using experiments or with limited observations. In particular, machine-learning techniques have been effective for gaining new insights into certain problems. For example, sparse modeling has been key for estimating the distributions of radioactive materials and air dose rates in environmental dynamics research for Fukushima Prefecture. For this research theme, the applicant will apply cutting edge AI and machine learning techniques to tackle research problems pertinent to JAEA. The applicant will work in collaboration with other JAEA departments to conduct R&D on e.g. nuclear fuels, materials, fluid dynamics, structural analysis, and the dynamics of radionuclides in the environment. The role will involve selecting suitable AI techniques for the problem at hand, implementing them, and analyzing the results.

    3. Division assigned to

      Center for Computational Science and e-systems,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    4. Place of employment (tentative)

      The Tokyo University Future Center
      Center for Computational Science & e-Systems,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
      178-4-4, Wakashiba, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba-ken, 277-0871, JAPAN

    5. Salary, etc...

      Salary commensurate with the applicant’s work experience, Social Insurance, Commutation allowance, Partial housing allowance. Dormitory is also available.

    6. Terms of employment

      Contract term: One year
      (The contract term can be extended up to five years upon annual evaluation of research achievements.)
      Should you achieve outstanding results during your temporary employment, you could be offered a position as a tenured reseacher.

    7. Trial employment period

      6 months

    8. Qualification requirements

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

      (2) Having work experience on R&D of scientific and engineering issues by using computational simulation techniques in any of the following fields: physics, chemistry, radiation and health physics.

    9. Required Documents

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

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

      (3) Research career history (with A4 free format)

      (4) List of publications in which your name is underlined, and Copies of major papers (with A4 free format)

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

      (6) One or two letter(s) of recommendation written by senior researcher who well knows your research and personality.
      * Including one from the current supervisor is better.
      * Letter(s) written by a JAEA employee will not be accepted.
      * Submit by any of the following way;

      1. By mail from applicant after recommender signed and sealed.
        Copy or opened one is not accepted.
      2. By mail from recommender to Personnel Section directly.
      3. By Email from recommender to Personnel Section directly. Attach the signed letter in PDF format.

      (7) 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.

    10. Deadline for submission of application

      Friday, January, 31, 2020

    11. Address of submission of application

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

      [ Address for submission of recommendation letter ]
      Personnel Section,
      Personnel Department,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
      765-1 Funaishikawa, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1184, Japan
      (Write applicant name on the envelope.)

      or

      E-mail: jinji-saiyo[at]jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )
      (Write applicant name in subject.)
      *Only letter of recommendation will be accepted by Email.

    12. 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.

    13. Recruitment examination

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

      (2) Interview

    14. Date of recruitment examination (planned)

      Late-February to early March, 2020.

    15. Place for Recruitment Examination (planned)

      The Tokyo University Future Center
      Center for Computational Science & e-Systems,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency,
      178-4-4, Wakashiba, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba-ken, 277-0871, JAPAN

      or

      Tokyo Office
      19F Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

    16. Result of Recruitment Examination

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

    17. Starting date of employment (tentatively)

      May, 1, 2020

    18. Travel Expenses

      We will refund your travel expenses for the recruitment examination according to the JAEA’s administrative rules. Detailed information will be provided to the applicants.

    19. Contact persons

      Personnel Section,

      Personnel Department,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      E-Mail: jinji-saiyo[at]jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

      (Reference related to the recruitment field)
      Masahiko Machida, Ph. D.
      Senior Principal Researcher
      Center for Computational Scicnce and e-Systems,
      Japan Atomic Energy Agency
      TEL: +81-4-7135-2349 FAX: +81-4-7135-2382
      E-Mail: jinji-saiyo[at]jaea.go.jp (Replace [at] with @ )

    20. Points to note

      (1) The successful applicant is supposed to submit medical in English certificate taken 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.

    21. 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 unsuccessful applicants will be discard a year after the submission.