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Recruitment for Postdoctoral Fellow
(Fixed-term researcher)

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    1. Recruitment field

      -Computational science
      -Advanced science research
      -Nuclear science and engineering
      -Nuclear safety research
      -Quantum beam science
      -Fusion research and development
      -Advanced nuclear system research and development
      -Geological isolation research and development
      -Other related research fields

      For more information, see “Recruitment Field for Postdoctoral Fellow of JAEA [PDF]”.

      *Some parts of our R&D are to be transferred to other institution starting in April 2016, and that is currently under Diet deliberation.
      Please refer to the remarks column of “Recruitment Field for Postdoctoral Fellow of JAEA “ (Attachment 1,2).

      *If you wish to confirm the subjects by major, please click the following.

      Physics Chemistry Mathematics Geo and Environemtal Sciences Biology Radiation
      Mechanics Material Electricity and Electronics Architectural and Civil Engineering Applied Physics Applied Chemistry
      Chemical Engineering Measurements and Instruments Computer and Information Robotics Other
    2. Available positions

      About 25 persons

      (The number might be changed without notice.)

    1. 3. Starting date of employment

      April 1, 2016 (in principle)

      4. Contract

      Period of employment is from April 1 2016 to March 31 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.

      5. Terms of employment

      (1) Salary 450,000 yen/month (as of April 1, 2015) 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

      *The above terms and conditions are as of present in JAEA and the details of working conditions pertaining to the transfer are to be determined.

    1. Qualification requirements

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

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

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

    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 July 24, 2015.

    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 end of October.

    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.