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Postdoc, I2CNER, Kyushu University (materials chemistry)
Kyushu University
URL of institution or department
International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER)
Institution type
National university
Content of job information

[Job description]
We work on development of advanced materials for realizing carbon-neutral energy by using severe plastic deformation and high-entropy materials. The successful candidate should focus on the development of advanced photocatalysts by employing the concept of high-entropy materials as well as torsional straining. A good knowledge of chemistry and characterization of inorganic materials is required. Applicants with expertise on microstructural analysis, crystallography or catalysis are preferred. The successful candidate should have a high motivation for team working and should contribute to general activities of the laboratory.

[Address of work location]
Kyushu University Ito Campus (Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan)

[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]
1 Postdoc

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
January 1st, 2022 (at earliest)

Research field
Materials chemistry
Material engineering
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
until March 31, 2023 (Renewal of the appointment beyond the date shall be considered based on annual performance)
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]

PhD in chemistry, materials engineering or relevant fields with good speaking and writing skills in English.


a. Salary: around 4.5 through 5 million JPY (Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.)
b. Contract period: until March 31, 2023 (Renewal of the appointment beyond the date shall be considered based on annual performance)
c. Working hours: discretionary labor system
d. Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, National holidays, year-end and new year holidays(Dec.29-Jan.3), Annual paid leaves available
e. Insurance: Social insurance, Employment insurance

Application period
2021/10/29 Deadline for receipt
5:00 pm *Japanese Standard Time
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application documents]
1. Cover letter
2. Application form (posted on this page)
3. Curriculum vitae which details research experience and interests
4. List of publications (separate lists for refereed journals and conference proceedings)
5. Three letters of recommendation with the referees chosen by the candidate (the candidate should ask his/her letter writers to send their recommendations directly to the I2CNER administrative office)
*All materials must be submitted in English.
*Please note that you are requested to make these documents by separate files, and put the document numbers (no.1 through no.4) into each file name.

[Application(submission) method]
Please submit all of required documents by email.
General Affairs and Human Resources Group, I2CNER Administrative Office

Please fill in the email subject as follows;
I2CNER Postdoc Application (materials chemistry)

[Selection details]
(1) Document review
(2) Interview (Only for candidate selected through the document review process)

[Contact information]
General Affairs and Human Resources Group, I2CNER Administrative Office
Shunsuke Sadoshima (Mr.)

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