Public Advertisement for Assistant Professor, Division of Materials Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

1. Institution

Division of Materials Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

2. Number of positions

One Assistant Professor
*When a female researcher is employed, we offer several support options such as start-up funding.
*We offer various employment information for partners of researchers employed from overseas.

3. Starting date

On or as close as possible to December 1, 2020
(The starting date may be changed to April 1, 2021, depending on the successful applicant's commitments/schedule.)

4. Employment term

5 years (Reappointment to be determined by performance review. However, the maximum term possible is 10 years.)
As of April 1st, 2013, the total duration of employment for newly employed Fixed-term Contract Employees may not exceed 10 years.

5. Probation


6. Field(s)

Supramolecular Science

7. Qualifications

  1. PhD
  2. Having deep knowledge and outstanding achievements related to protein structure and function, and enthusiasm to teach these and necessary skills to students.
  3. Sufficient experience in the construction of supramolecules based on protein chemistry using methods such as spectroscopy, molecular biology, and X-ray crystal structure analysis.
  4. Enthusiasm to promote the education and research of students in collaboration with Prof. HIROTA Shun who is a head of the Supramolecular Science Laboratory.
  5. Attainment of an academic degree from a foreign university and/or work experience in foreign research institutes (universities) are preferred.
  6. Japanese language skills sufficient for general discussion and paperwork.

8. Employment conditions

  1. Workdays: Monday through Friday
  2. Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, the end/beginning of the year and the anniversary of the founding of NAIST (October 1st)
  3. Working hours are left to the professor's discretion

9. Remuneration

Calculated in accordance with the salary regulations of NAIST

10. Insurance

Employees' health insurance, employees' pension, workers' accident insurance and employment insurance

11. Application materials

  1. NAIST format curriculum vitae (download from the site below)
  2. List of research and education achievements (NAIST format, download from the site below)
  3. Two letters of recommendation

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12. Selection procedure

  1. First stage: Document based screening
  2. Second stage: Interview by faculty members

13. Deadline for applications:

All application materials must arrive no later than Monday, August 31, 2020 (Japanese Time)

14. Address for submission

All application materials should be sent to the address below.
Professor OHTA Jun, Director of the Division of Materials Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
Write 'Job Application (Supramolecular Science)' in red on the front of the envelope.
*All application materials will only be used for the screening and will not be used for any other purposes.
Please note that application materials will not be returned. Rejected applicants' materials will be discarded to protect personal information.

15. For inquiries

Please contact the above, E-mail: ms-dean[at] or FAX: +81-743-72-6009.

16. Passive smoking preventative measures

In order to prevent passive smoking, smoking (including smoking while walking) is prohibited on campus, except for designated areas.

17. Advertiser

Nara Institute of Science and Technology