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, launching a group as a Project Assistant Professor in Jan. 2016 at IMR, Tohoku University. The successful candidate is going to carry out computational materials science studies on glassy materials / energy-storage materials using high performance computing technologies based on classical molecular dynamics simulations methods and/or coarse-grained modeling techniques. Experience in computational study in the field of materials science / condensed matter physics / molecular science on liquids, glasses, and soft matter would be an advantage.

Applicants should hold a Ph. D degree as of April 1, 2016.

Starting date

At the earliest possible

Employment status


 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 March 1, 2016 at the latest and should be sent exclusively via registered mails (EMS, SAL, etc). and should be sent exclusively via registered mails (EMS, SAL, etc).

Search of the candidate can possibly be closed earlier if there is an appropriate candidate. Informal inquiries are welcome.

Application materials

1. Curriculum Vitae, with a cover letter

2. Publication lists

3. Research Statement (about 800 words)

4. Experience on development/utilization of scientific softwares

5. 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

TEL: +81-22-215-2840

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

PCoMS Office, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University

TEL: +81-22-215-2840

E-mail: (change “_at_” to @)