Hiroshima University, The International Institute for Sustainability with Knotted Chiral Meta Matter

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Position ID:Hiroshima University-The International Institute for Sustainability with Knotted Chiral Meta Matter-URA [#25066]
Position Title: University Research Administrator (URA) at The International Institute for Sustainability with Knotted Chiral Meta Matter (SKCM2), Hiroshima University, Japan
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:HigashiHiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0046, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Administrative
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/06/27)
Position Description:   URMs  

The International Institute for Sustainability with Knotted Chiral Meta Matter (SKCM2) at Hiroshima University is currently accepting applications for University Research Administrators (URAs). We encourage applications from candidates across the globe, especially the ones who have experience in research project support or administration or in conducting research related to our Center’s missions in countries outside Japan. 

As a research center created under the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI), our mission at SKCM2 is to develop a new interdisciplinary research paradigm known as "knotted chiral meta matter," as well as provide interdisciplinary training and international research and education experiences to students and postdoctoral fellows. 

About the Role 
Our URAs support faculty-level researchers, postdocs, and graduate students from all over the world, which includes their proposal applications, dissemination of their research outcomes, outreach, and assistance with organizing summer/winter schools and international scientific symposia. The URAs will also support research exchange among PIs and coPIs in different institutes such as Tokyo Tech, MIT, RIKEN, Cambridge University, and CU-Boulder, besides Hiroshima University.

Competitive salaries are provided according to the grant-based budget items while complying with Hiroshima University’s pay regulations. Besides the regular wages, SKCM2 will allocate meritocracy-based bonuses according to the significance of URAs’ contributions to the WPI project. 

As a WPI research center, SKCM2 intends to establish a stimulating international research environment where about 20% of Supporting Office Staff, including URAs, are non-Japanese, with extensive experiences of working in academic administration settings outside Japan or graduates from foreign Universities or/and with a track record of providing administrative support in setting similar to that of our WPI. English is the official language within the WPI Center. SKCM2 is committed to diversity and is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals from all over the world, including women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, or gender identity, etc. 

Ph.D. (preferred) or at least M.S. with the research/education focus in fields related to the SKCM2’s missions (physics, chemistry, materials sciences, engineering, mathematical sciences, biological/life sciences, etc.) 
Experience and/or educational background in project management or administration
Proficiency in English 

Required documents 
Curriculum vitae (please include email address and citizenship/residence) 
A reference letter from a supervisor in the current job 
All application documents should be uploaded to AcademicJobsOnline.org (registration required)

This job posting shall remain open until the positions are filled .

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
2-313 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, Japan 739-0046