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Specially Appointed Assistant Professor position (Inokuma group) (Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery, Hokkaido University)
Hokkaido University
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Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery
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National university
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[Explanation of institution]
The Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD), Hokkaido University, as a global research center based on the “World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI),"constructs an international research environment which gathers world-leading researchers and establishes a research environment that integrates computational, information and experimental sciences, in order to establish a new academic field “Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery", to provide substantial knowledge on chemical reactions that efficiently develop chemical reactions and materials for the future necessity, and to sustainably cultivate human resources engaged in the field of “Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery".

We are inviting applications for the position of Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (Inokuma Group), Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery, Hokkaido University as follows.

[Research Field]
Synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, coordination chemistry, quantum chemical calculation, machine learning

[Job description]
In the ICReDD Inokuma group, the following research will be carried out mainly to promote integrated research in computational, information and experimental sciences.
(1) Synthesis of macromolecules with atomic scale precision
(2) Prediction of macromolecular conformations by theoretical calculations and experimental validation
(3) Molecular structure analysis using structure searching program and machine learning
(4) Management tasks of the ICReDD

[Available positions (Position, number of openings)]
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, one opening

[Starting date]
As early as possible after acceptance is notified (yet, still negotiable)

[Name of Recruiting Institution]
National University Corporation Hokkaido University

Research field
Synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, coordination chemistry
Mathematical and physical sciences
quantum chemical calculation
machine learning
Job type
Assistant Professor level
Employment status
From the starting date to March 31st of the fiscal year in which the starting date belongs (Renewal of appointment may be offered up to 5 years from the starting date.) Please note that the employment of this post is "part-time" even though Discretionary Labor System is applied.
Work location
Hokkaido district - Hokkaido 

(1) PhD degree(s) at the time of appointment
(2) Outstanding achievements and publications in the research field
(3) Strong motivation to actively engage in new integrations with different fields
(4) Strong motivation for research and other duties related to the management of the ICReDD
(5) Sufficient communication skills to develop research projects including paper writing in English


Annual Salary System
*The salary will be determined in accordance with the regulations of Hokkaido University.
[Probation Period]
The probation period is one month.
[Working Form]
Discretionary labor system for professional work
*The standard working hours for a day is deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes.
[Health Insurance and Pension]
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association Services including Health Insurance and Employee Pension, Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance and Employment Insurance
[Measures to Prevent Second-hand Smoke]Smoking in designated areas only

Application period
2021/12/31 Deadline for receipt
Recruitment ends as soon as the employee is decided.
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application Materials]
(1) Curriculum Vitae
*Free format with an attached profile photo of the applicant, the following information should be included: Name, current address, telephone number and Email address, Date of Birth, academic history, degree(s), license, career history, awards, membership of organizations etc.
*Applicant who has been employed by Hokkaido University from April 1, 2013 (any position, including Part-time Lecturer, Teaching Assistant, Teaching Fellow, Research Assistant and Short-term Support Assistant, etc.) should provide full details of your employment history.
(2) List of research activities, including original scientific papers, book chapters, other publications, presentations in scientific meetings, awards, and other relevant activities.
(3) List of major publications (at most five)
* the following information should be included: summary, role, number of citations
(4) Summary of past and current research (Two A4 pages or less)
(5) Prospects and aspirations for future education and research at ICReDD (Two A4 pages or less)
(6) A list of two references (including the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses)
*All the above application documents must be written in English.

[Application Submission]
Files including the documents above should be sent to the following e-mail address:
E-mail: recruit AT
*Change AT into @ when sending an e-mail.
*Please put “Application for Specially Appointed Assistant Professor in ICReDD (Inokuma group)" in the subject box.
*Personal information will be exclusively used for the screening.

Assoc.Prof. Yasuhide Inokuma
Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery / Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 060-8628 Japan
Phone: +81-11-706-6556
E-mail: inokuma AT
*Change AT into @ when sending an e-mail.

・At Hokkaido University, we actively promote both education and research while fostering diverse human resources and gender-equality. Therefore, we explicitly invite women qualified in this research field to apply.
・As a measure to increase the percentage of female researchers at the University in accordance with Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment, priority will be given to women if they are recognized as having the same competence required for the job based on a fair evaluation.
・The Promotion office of Research environment for Diversity of Hokkaido University is working to promote a research environment in which diverse human resources can play an active role, focusing on human resource development for female researchers and support for balancing research activities and family life. For more information, please visit the Promotion office of Research environment for Diversity website at the following URL.

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