Recruitment for a tenured/tenure-track position, AIMR, Tohoku University

Job Descriptions

We invite applications for one post: tenured Principal Investigator (Professor) or tenure-track Junior Principal Investigator (Associate Professor) who will be engaged in data science related to materials science at our institute, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University. AIMR was established in 2007 as one of the WPI research centers and aims to lead materials research beyond conventional ideas with interdisciplinary approaches. Since 2012, AIMR has promoted collaboration between materials science and mathematics, and now the institute comprises five research groups: Materials Physics, Non-equilibrium Materials, Soft Materials, Device/System, and Mathematical Science. We welcome highly motivated candidates with an outstanding academic background and strong intention to participate in such an interdisciplinary research arena where people gather from a wide range of research fields. The official language in AIMR is English and substantial support is provided for researchers coming from all around the world.
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Application should be submitted via e-mail and be received by June 30th, 2021.


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Recruitment information

Position Tenured Principal Investigator (Professor) or Tenure-track Junior Principal Investigator (Associate Professor)
Job type, rank, number 1 person
Starting date As soon as possible after the decision is made
Deadline for applications June 30th, 2021
Research fields Data science related to materials science
Qualifications Ph. D. or an equivalent degree
Treatment Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills, in accordance with the salary regulation of Tohoku University
Application materials Please prepare the following materials in English.
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publications List
  • Research Summary (3 pages maximum)
  • Personal Statement describing how you can contribute to AIMR with your scientific background (3 pages maximum)
  • Selected papers (up to 5 articles)
  • Contact information of five reference persons (name, affiliation, phone number, e-mail address) *
*There is a possibility that we ask the applicants who pass the first screening (document screening) to submit letters of recommendation written by some reference persons.

These materials will be used only for the selection of this position and they will not be returned.
How to apply Application materials should be submitted via e-mail as PDF files.
Where to apply Recruitment team, Research Support Division
Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University
Please put “【Application for AIMR PI/ Jr. PI】” in the subject box.


Recruitment team, Research Support Division
Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University