Detailed information


Work location : Kanto district - Kanagawa

Research field : Nanotechnology/Materials - Unspecified / Energy Engineering - Unspecified

Date of publication : 2023/07/20

End date of accepting applications : 2023/09/09

Date of update : 2023/07/21

Assistant Professor(Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science)


National university

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor level : Regular employee / Nontenured / Non-tenure track / Probationary period present

Job description

  • Background of the recruitment and description of the project

    Recruitment of an assistant professor specializing in nanomaterials in the field of molecular functional chemistry at Institute for Chemistry and Life Sciences.
  • Work content and job description

    ・The successful candidate will be required to carry out, in collaboration with Prof. Kimihisa Yamamoto, researches on energy nanomaterials, nano-catalysts, nanoparticles, functional metal-complexes, and computational science for nanomaterials and nanotechnology in the “Molecular Function” field of Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science.
    ・The successful candidate will also engage in teaching and administrative works at School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering.

  • Assigned department

    Existing departments

    Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research

Job type

  • Assistant Professor level

Research field

  • Nanotechnology/Materials - Unspecified
  • Energy Engineering - Unspecified


  • Annual Salary : 4 million yen ~ 6 million yen

    Standard: JPY 5,000,000
    Minimum*: JPY 4,800,000
    Maximum*: JPY 5,600,000

Working hours

  • Working hours :09:00-17:30

    Break time :12:00-13:00

    Overtime and other explanations : De facto working hours* under the discretionary labor system for professional work: 7 hours 45 minutes per day (38 hours 45 minutes per week) *Hours considered as working hours

Application requirements


  • Education and Degree Requirements

    Ph.D. / Doctor

Employment Type

  • Regular employee

Contract period

  • Nontenured - Non-tenure track

    Within 3 years and 4 months (no reappointment)

    Probationary period present

    Trial period 6 months

Work location

  • 226-8503 Kanagawa 4259 Nagatsuta Midri-ku, Yokohama


  • Various systems

    Others : Annual Salary System with Lump- Sum Retirement Allowance

  • Insurance

    Employees' Health Insurance : available

    Employees' Pension Insurance : available

    Worker's accident insurance : available

    Employment insurance : available

  • Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace

    Smoking is prohibited on campus (excluding designated outdoor smoking areas).

  • Supplementary explanation of compensation

    The successful candidate will be paid under the “Annual Salary System with Lump- Sum Retirement Allowance” pursuant to the Institute’s Regulations on Wage and Salary for Staff under Annual Salary System with Lump-Sum Retirement Allowance. In accordance with the regulations, the amount of annual salary will be determined based on the standard level for the first fiscal year of employment, and will be based on performance evaluations in subsequent years. A retirement allowance will be paid separately at the time of retirement.
    · Annual salary examples (The amounts listed below are only examples provided in the regulations and do not relate to this position.)
    Assistant professor hired immediately after completing a doctoral degree Standard: JPY 5,000,000
    Minimum*: JPY 4,800,000
    Maximum*: JPY 5,600,000
    *The minimum and maximum amounts will vary depending on performance.

Application Considerations

Number of hired

1 person(s)

Starting date : 2023/12/01

Application period

2023/07/20~2023/09/09 Deadline for receipt

Application method

  • Application documents (specified forms)

    • Applicant Data File1.xlsx
  • Attached documents

    Application Form : Online Submission
    Achievements and Activities : Online Submission

    Other online application forms
    1.Curriculum vitae including photograph, professional and educational history (from high school onward), degrees, awards, and email address.
    2.Accomplishment statement, including:
    a.Refereed original journal papers
    b.Reviews, Accounts, and Commentaries
    d.Invited lectures
    3.PDF files of up to three major original papers
    4.Acquired research grants and external funds. Include names of the funds, project titles, amounts, periods of research, and allocated amounts (if not the principal researcher).
    5.Research statement with a summary of research accomplishments and details of the future direction and plan for the applicant’s work (free form, two A4 pages)
    6.Teaching statement that includes appealing points and perspective for future work (free form, one A4 page)
    7.Two references with names, affiliations, and contact details (phone number and e-mail address)
    8.Applicant Data File: Fill in the information in the attached Excel file form(Applicant Data File1)

  • Return of application documents

    We will dispose of all application documents responsibly.

  • * Out of application period.

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Selection / Notification of result

  • Selection

    Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and interviews. Selected applicants are asked to have an on-campus or online interview and/or give a presentation. Please note that travel expenses for attending interviews will not be reimbursed.

  • Notification of result

    The end of the selection process will be posted on the HP.

Contact details

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research

Kimihisa Yamamoto