Open Position

Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists (PCoMS) Post-doctoral Researcher


Number to be admitted 1 or 2 Postdoctoral researchers
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Organization Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists (PCoMS), Institute for Material Research (IMR), Tohoku University
Research field and Desired researcher
PCoMS project seeks one or two postdoctoral researcher(s) working at IMR. The successful candidate(s) is going to carry out computational studies on material science, physics and/or chemistry with one of the category as follows:

Category A: The successful candidate will carry out theoretical studies on the photochemistry and photophysics of photofunctional materials (molecule, solid etc.) using advanced electronic structure theories and reaction dynamics simulations. Experiences on photofunctional systems and/or chemical reactions in material science, condensed matter physics, AMO physics, and/or physical chemistry are considered as asset. Mutual communication skills for the interplay with experimental collaborators are desirable.

Category B: The successful candidate will carry out computational studies of liquids and soft matter using classical molecular dynamics simulation. Topics will include thermal, mechanical, and dynamical properties of glasses or physicochemical properties of electrolyte liquids at interfaces. His/her will also be involved in development of framework software that facilitates massively parallel molecular simulation to directly access the mesoscopic properties from molecular level. Experience in parallel simulation coding is an advantage for consideration.

Applicant must have a Ph.D. degree at the moment of employment.

Starting date

At the earliest possible after January 1, 2019.

Employment status Full-time           Non‐tenured
Up to March 31, 2020.
Compensation pursuant to regulation of Tohoku University.
5 working days (equivalent to 38hours45mins)
Application deadline Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 16, 2018 via registered mail or EMS. Please note that NO applications via e-mail will be considered.
Application materials

(1)Curriculum Vitae.     
(2)List of publications, conference presentations, and other achievements.     
(3)Summary of research achievements (2 pages with A4 or Letter paper).     
(4)Research plan at this position. Clarify which category (A or B) you desire to work on
     (1 or 2 pages with A4 or Letter paper). 
(5)Experiences in development and/or operation of scientific software
     (1 pages with A4 or Letter paper). 
(6)Contact information of two references.

Where to apply

PCoMS Office, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577, Japan
Dr. Kaoru Yamazaki (Category A),
Dr. Hayato Shiba (Category B),

※The application materials will be used only for the selection and not be returned.

Contact details

Contacting person:
Dr. Kaoru Yamazaki (Category A),
E-mail: (change “_at_” to @)
Dr. Hayato Shiba (Category B),
E-mail: (change “_at_” to @)
TEL: +81-22-215-2206
FAX: +81-22-215-2840