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Associate Professorship in Institute for Catalysis
Hokkaido University
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Institute for Catalysis
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Position Details: Associate Professorship

Number of Vacancies: 1

Division and Department:
Molecular Catalysis Research Division, Department of Fundamental Research
(Prof. Daisuke Uraguchi)

Research Area and Scope of Work:
Applications are welcome from organic chemists who actively study the molecular catalysis based on molecular design, reaction development, and mechanistic analysis. The successful applicant is expected to organize a research cluster in Department of Target Research. Your job description will include teaching duties in the Graduate School of Life Science (Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science Course) programs and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences programs.

Expected Start Date:
The earliest date after the April 1st, 2022

Work location:
Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Research field
Basic chemistry
Applied chemistry
Process/ Chemical engineering
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Hokkaido district - Hokkaido 

Minimum Education Qualifications:
A PhD in chemistry or related fields.


Probation Period:
Three months from the start date.
See Article 10 of the National University Corporation Hokkaido University Employment Regulations.

Working Hours:
Discretionary working system in the type of professional work.
The successful candidate will be deemed to have worked for 7 hours 45 minutes per working day.

The salary will be determined in accordance with the regulations of Hokkaido University.

Social Insurance:
Employees' Pension Insurance (Kousei Nenkin)
MEXT Mutual Aid Association Health Insurance
Employment Insurance
Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance

Prevention from Passive Smoking:
Non-smoking except for designated areas

Application period
2021/12/10 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

Required Application Documents:
Submit the following (1) to (6) in:
- Electronic format by e-mail (create a PDF file for each document)
(1) Curriculum vitae including the applicant's photo, date of birth, nationality, current address, contact information (work address, phone & email), educational history since high school, degrees acquired (name of university which awarded each degree + date of degree awarded), other qualifications (relative to and/or requisite for your research), and employment history
(2) Research achievements categorized into the following types: a) peer-reviewed original papers (corresponding authors should be indicated with the“*" symbols), b) patents, c) reviews and commentaries, d) books, e) invited lectures, f) grants received, g) research fields (up to two) and h) honors received & scholarly society activities if any
(3) Brief summary of research activities to date (up to 2 pages in A4)
(4) Future aspirations in research careers and those with education activities in the Institute for Catalysis (up to 2 pages in A4)
(5) One recommendation letter, or the names of two references/referees with affiliation information, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses
(6) Most significant journal publications (up to 10 titles)

To Apply:
Submit all documents described in the above "Required Application Documents" in PDF format via e-mail to
Prof. Jun-ya Hasegawa
Institute for Catalysis
Hokkaido University

Please note:
Institute for Catalysis will reply to the applicant upon the arrival of the submitted documents via e-mail. If no response, please notify the situation to the e-mail address above.
Applicants may be asked to attend an interview if circumstances require.
Applicants will be responsible for any travel expenses incurred for the interview.

Prof. Daisuke Uraguchi
Institute for Catalysis
Hokkaido University
Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
Tel: +81 11 706 9149

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