Open Position

Specially-appointed Assistant Professor, Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists (PCoMS)


Number to be admitted 1 Specially-appointed Assistant Professor
(Tohoku University promote gender equality. Please check Website. URL: ) 

Main affiliation: Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University Potential institutes for cross appointments/long term visits:

1. Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo

2. Institute for Molecular Science

3. Institute for Nano Science Design, Osaka University

Research field and Desired researcher

Computational Materials Science 
(A research by means of high-performance computing technology for creating new field of computational science based on materials science, materials design, molecular science and condensed matter physics.)


(1) Applicants should hold a Ph. D that was acquired after April 1, 2006*, and should be under 40 years old** as of April 1, 2016.
(2) Research and education capabilities about the target research fields 
(3) English proficiency in oral and written communications, and capabilities of the education in English. 
*Even if an applicant had intervals as maternity leave and/or child-care leave, and the term from receiving a Ph. D degree is less than 10 years excluding the intervals, she/he can apply to the position.
**Due to eligibility requirements for subsidies from MEXT's 2015 consortium development project for the training of scientific and technical personnel.

Starting date

February 1, 2017

Starting immediately after the appointment, no later than March 31, 2017.

Employment status

February 1, 2017 – March 31, 2020

Compensation Compensation pursuant to regulation of Tohoku University
Application deadline

The application materials must be arrived by Nov. 17 (Thu.), 2016 at 17:00 (Japan time).

Application materials

(1) Curriculum Vitae with photo
(2) Summary of research activities (within 2pages/A4)
(3) Research proposal (within 2pages/A4)
(4) Publication and presentation lists
(Original papers, proceedings of international conference, books and articles, invited lectures, etc. Three representative papers must be indicated with circles in the publication list.)
(5)Two copies of each three representative papers
(6) Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of two references 
(7) Certificate of Ph.D degree 

Where to apply

Send the application materials by registered mail to
Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists (PCoMS)
Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan 
*Please write "Application for PCoMS" in red on the envelope.

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

Web Site

Please see the details on and application procedures

Employment Conditions

・Annual salary will be determined in accordance with Salary Regulations of IMR, Tohoku University.

・Annual research fund amounting to 1.8 million JPY for the first academic year and 1.0 million JPY for the second academic year will be granted.

・No less than 70% of work effort will be dedicated to research.

・Various training programs to participate is available.

*There are possibilities that the research fund is reduced depending on the national budget.

Selection Process

A selection committee at Institute for Materials Research and an expert committee at Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists (PCoMS) will examine application documents and conduct interviews.

Expenses needed to apply for this project shall be borne by applicants in principle.

Result Notification Results of the selection will be notified to all applicants by e-mail.
Contact details

Yayoi Terada
Specially-appointed Associate Professor
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