Open Position

Assistant Professor, Division related to “Structure-Controlled Functional Materials” (Currently, Biomaterials Science Division)


Number to be admitted 1 Assistant Professor Position
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Division related to “Structure-Controlled Functional Materials” (Currently, Biomaterials Science Division), Institute for Material Research, 
Tohoku University

Research field and Desired researcher

In the division related to “Structure-Controlled Functional Materials”, we try to design new functions of materials by controlling structure during various phase transition, for example, order-disorder transition, glass transition, photo-induced phase change, etc.

We seek a person who can work eagerly on the experimental and/or computational research on the above-mentioned science field.

Applicant has to hold the Ph.D degree, or must be expected to receive the Ph.D degree until the employment.

Starting date

At the earliest possible after the selection


7 years (possibility of extension up to 10 years with evaluation)

Application deadline

January 20, 2018

Application materials

(1) Curriculum Vitae with photo
(2) A list of research achievements (original papers, proceedings of international conference, books and articles, invited lectures, etc.)
(3) Copies of 3 representative papers
(4) Summary of research achievements (approx. 1000 words)
(5) Research plan at this position (approx. 1000 words)
(6) 1 or 2 letters of recommendation, or contact information of 1 or 2 academic referees


Where to apply

Professor Tetsu Ichitsubo

Institute for Material Research, Tohoku University

2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577

TEL: 022-215-2574

FAX: 022-215-2553

E-mail: (change _at_ to @)

*The envelope should be labeled in red as “Application for Assistant Professor Position”.
*The application materials will be used only for the selection and not be returned.

Contact details

Professor Tetsu Ichitsubo

TEL: +81-215-2574

FAX: +81-215-2553

E-mail: (change _at_ to @)