Recruitment of a specially appointed assistant professor or a postdoctoral researcher at Mizukami lab, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University


This position serves research for material science in collaboration with Prof. S. Mizukami in WPI-AIMR. Successful applicant will be members of the JST-CREST project or JSPS-KAKENHI (S) project.


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Recruitment information

Position Specially Appointed Assistant Professor or Postdoctoral researcher of WPI-AIMR in Tohoku University
Job type, rank, number 1 or 2 positions
Term Till the end of March, 2023. (Extended up to the end of March 2025 depending on the achievements as well as the continued founding. The contract is renewed every year.)
Starting date 2022, August. 1st, or the earliest possible date thereafter
Deadline for applications End of July, 2022, or the openings will be closed earlier if the positions are decided.
Research fields Spintronics, thin film, and magnetoresistive devices
  • Area: Interdisciplinary science and engineering
    Discipline: Applied physics
  • Area: Engineering
    Discipline: Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Area: Engineering
    Discipline: Material engineering
Qualifications Ph. D. degree in relevant area.
Experience of thin film deposition, device fabrications, and characterization.
Treatment Salary: Annual income based on the regulation 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.)
  • Two references list including name, contact information, and e-mail
How to apply The application materials should be submitted to the e-mail below.
* All documents are used only for screening and they will not be returned.
Where to apply Prof. Shigemi Mizukami
Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) , Tohoku University
Web site: Mizukami Laboratory Website (will open in a new tab)


Prof. Shigemi Mizukami, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) , Tohoku University

Web site: Mizukami Laboratory Website (will open in a new tab)