Open Position

Postdoctoral Researcher, Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists (PCoMS)


Number to be admitted 1 Postdoctoral Researcher
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Organization PCoMS (Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists), Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University
Research field and Desired researcher PCoMS Project invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Hayato Shiba at IMR, Tohoku University. The successful candidate is going to carry out simulation studies aiming at materials design for electrolyte liquids, soft matter electrolyte systems and ionic liquids, with application to tribology and rheology. His/her are also expected to develop advanced methods for large-scale classical molecular dynamics and coarse-grained simulations.

Ph. D degree in the field of physics, chemistry, or materials science.

Starting date

At the earliest possible after July, 2016.

Employment status


The contract needs to be renewed every fiscal year, which starts on April 1, and may possibly be extended up to March 31, 2020. The applicant will be hired as a member of PCoMS project, which is built as a consortium in the field of computational science establishing partnerships between IMR at Tohoku Univ., ISSP at Univ. of Tokyo, IMS at NINS, and INSD at Osaka University, aiming at fostering next generation researchers.

Compensation Compensation pursuant to regulation of Tohoku University
Application deadline

Applications materials must come to our hand by June 1, 2016 at the latest and should be sent exclusively via registered mails (EMS, SAL, etc).

Please contact the email address indicated below, if it is difficult to send the application materials by the deadline.

Application materials

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Publication list

3. Copies of two papers authored by the applicant

4. Research statement (1 or 2 pages of A4 paper)

5. Experience on development/utilization of scientific softwares

6. Contact information of two references

Where to apply

Dr. Hayato Shiba, Institute for Material Research, Tohoku University
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577

TEL: +81-22-215-2206

E-mail: (change “_at_” to @)

*The envelope should be labeled in red as “ Postdoctoral Position at PCoMS”.

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

Contact details

Dr. Hayato Shiba, Institute for Material Research, Tohoku University

TEL: +81-22-215-2206

E-mail: (change “_at_” to @)