National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)

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Position ID:National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)-PRS [#25525]
Position Title: Project Research Staff, 1 person
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Gifu 509-5292, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics
Plasma Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/10/12 03:00AMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/01, listed until 2023/10/12)
Position Description:    

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Position Opening Announcement


The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), in Japan, is pleased to announce the opening of the following position. We would like to request your assistance in identifying suitable applicants for this position.


1. Position title and number of recruitment: Project Research Staff, 1 person

  (Annual salary system.)

  In the case that an appropriate candidate is not found, recruitment will be postponed.


2. Job description:

A successful candidate will be engaged in cutting-edge research in the fields of plasma science and fusion science.

The ideal candidate should have academic knowledge of electromagnetic wave engineering and plasma physics and experience in experimental research or device development.


3. Qualifications (Requirements):

1) Hold the Ph.D. degree or expected to receive the Ph.D. degree.

2) Have willingness to develop research on the above-mentioned.


4. Application deadline: 17:00 JST, Thursday, October 12, 2023

Application documents must be delivered to NIFS by or on this date.


5. Term of appointment:

From as early as possible after January 1, 2024 to March 31, 2026

(However, it can be renewed for up to ten years, depending on performance evaluation, research plan of the principal investigator and other factors.)


6. Salary:

Approximately 4,000,000 Japanese yen a year including taxes.

(Approximately 340,000 Japanese yen each month including taxes. However, annual salary may be changed based on the results of the annual performance evaluation.)


7. Selection procedure:

1)        Appropriate applicants will be selected by the Selection Committee of NIFS.

2)        Procedure: Applicants will be selected based on application documents, and an interview will be requested if necessary. If the interview is conducted, the interview date will be Friday, 27 October 2023. Details will be sent to those who pass the document screening by e-mail by Thursday, 19 October 2023.


8. Documents to be submitted:

1)        Curriculum vitae: Specify the possible starting date, attach a passport-size photograph, list the applicant's academic degree(s) held, and write the e-mail address.

2)        Applicant's research history summarized in 2 pages of A4 or letter-size paper.

3)        Future research plans at NIFS summarized in 2 pages of A4 or letter-size paper.

4)        List of Publications

- For all joint publications, the name(s) of the joint author(s) must be printed.

- For each paper, be certain to indicate whether it was reviewed by referees.


The List of Publications must be created in accordance with the document "Creating the List of Publications" to be provided by NIFS.

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5)        Copies of research papers: About 3 main works (books / articles) including theses and dissertations in progress or scheduled for submission.

6)        Document that includes the name and contact address of two persons capable of giving comments on the applicant.


All of the above documents should be A4 size and should convert to each separate PDF file.

The applicant’s name should be typed in the upper right corner of all pages of the submitted documents.


9. Application documents should be sent by e-mail to:

Personnel Section, General Affairs Division

Department of Administration

National Institute for Fusion Science

Please write "Application for Project Research Staff" in the subject line of the e-mail and send it as an attachment to the e-mail.

A confirmation e-mail will be sent within three business days of receipt of the e-mail. If you do not receive the e-mail, please get in touch with the Personnel Section.



10. Contact:

1)        For the application documents

Personnel Section, General Affairs Division

Department of Administration

National Institute for Fusion Science



2)        For inquiries concerning research

Assoc. Prof. Masaki, NISHIURA

Phase Space Turbulence Unit

Department of Research



11. Miscellaneous:

1)        The information regarding the job offering may also be found on the NIFS website

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2)        Payment is on annual salary system. (The salary will be paid in monthly installments.)

3)        The purpose of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society will be respected in this appointment. The National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) is committed to improving the quality of education and research by increasing the diversity of researchers.

Women and foreign researchers are employed when they are recognized as equal in terms of research and educational achievements and personality evaluation.

If you have taken a leave/leaves for purpose(s) of maternity, child-care, and/or family-care (including shorter working hours for the purposes of child-care and/or family-care), or have been absent from research activities due to disease(s) or injury(ies) occurring while working or commuting, please indicate this in your curriculum vitae. We will take this into consideration in assessing your performance.

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Postal Mail:
322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki city, GIFU Prefecture
509-5292 Japan
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