Open Position

Assistant Professor, Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory (deadline; 2024/2/23)


Assistant Professor (1 person)
Research Division

Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University.

Research Field 

Experimental study on magnetic materials using thin film and nanostructure forms


Applicant must hold a PhD degree, or must be expected to receive a PhD degree before the employment

Start of Appointment

As soon as possible after hiring

Employment status

Non-tenured: 7 years (possibility of extension up to 3 years after reappointment review)

Compensation Compensation pursuant to regulation of Tohoku University

Must arrive by February 23, 2024

(1) Curriculum Vitae with photo
(2) A list of research achievements (original papers, proceedings, books and commentaries, presentations at national and international conferences, patents, competitive grants received, etc.)
(3) 3 reprints of major papers
(4) Summary of research achievements (A4 1 page)
(5) Research plan at this position (A4 1 page)
(6) Names and contact information of two references
Address of Submission
Professor Takeshi Seki
Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8577, Japan

*The envelope should be labeled in red as “Application to Assistant Professor, Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory”, and should be sent by registered mail

*If you send the application documents via email, the subject line of the email should be “Application to Assistant Professor, Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory”.

* In case of email application, you will receive a response email of receipt. If you do not receive the response email within a few days, please contact us via e-mail.

*Please note that application materials will not be returned.

*The resume will be used only for the purpose of this application, and personal information will not be disclosed to any third party without justifiable reason.
Professor Takeshi Seki
TEL: 022-215-2095 (change “_at_” to @)
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