Recruitment of specially appointed assistant professor (NEDO Project “Development of supercapacitors based on azaphthalocyanine modified electrodes”), AIMR, Tohoku University


We look for a specially appointed assistant professor to work on development of supercapacitors based on chemically modified electrodes. Successful applicant will be a member of the NEDO project “Development of supercapacitors based on azaphthalocyanine modified electrodes " (Project period: Jan 2021 to March 2024). The project studies development of supercapacitors based on modified electrodes comprised of metal complexes including metal phthalocyanines.
The research topics of this job vacancy include
  • Synthesis of high-performance metal complexes for realizing supercapacitors.
  • Fabrication and Analysis of electrochemical devices.


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Recruitment information

Position Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
Job type, rank, number 1 person
Term Up to the end of Dec. 2022. (Suspension may be possible if the project will continue until Mar. 2024 after mid-term evaluation.)
Starting date Jan 15, 2021, or the earliest possible date thereafter
Deadline for applications Until successful candidate will be selected.
Research fields
  • Area: Interdisciplinary science and engineering
    Discipline: Nano/ Micro science
  • Area: Chemistry
    Discipline: Applied chemistry
  • Applicants must have a PhD or related doctor’s degree.
  • Applicants must have skills and experience as listed in the job overview.
  • Employment status: Full-time (non-tenured)
  • Work location: Tohoku district - Miyagi
  • Compensation: According to the rules of Tohoku University
Application materials
  • CV including current address, contact information, academic background, degree, work experience, etc.
  • Publications list (papers, books, lectures, awards, software, etc.)
  • Outline of research accomplishments (up to two pages)
  • Research plan (up to one page)
  • One or Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the E-mail address below
  • Copies of key papers, up to five papers
* All documents are used only for screening and they will not be returned.
How to apply Send application materials as PDF files by e-mail to


Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Yabu
Advanced Institute for Materials Research(AIMR) , Tohoku University