Japan: Qualified Researchers in Environmental Radioactivity at Fukushima University

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1. Overview of Position
The Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (hereon IER) was established on July 1st, 2013, as an open hub for advanced research on the movement of environmental radioactivity. IER is run under joint administration by Fukushima University and other partner universities / research institutions from around the world. In order to scientifically clarify the movement and long-term effects of radioactivity to the environment being caused by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accidents, projects at the IER will take place in a variety of environmental fields, such as forests, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Researchers at IER will be responsible for running projects with support from partner Japanese and international universities / research institutions. IER is looking for applicants who are proactive members of the scientific community, and are eager to conduct research and field studies on topics related to aforementioned issues. For details on the type of projects being initiated at the IER, please refer to our website (http://www.ier.fukushima-u.ac.jp/) or contact us directly at the contacts provided below.

2. Job Description/Number of Positions Available

  1. Researcher
  2. Intermediate-term:10 positions,Short-Term: 4 positions
  3. The successful applicants are expected to conduct research and field studies on topics related to environmental radioactivity.

3. Length of contract
Intermediate-term: 1 ~ 3 years after signing employment contract
Short-term: within 1 year after signing employment contract

4. Qualifications

  1. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree
  2. Applicants must be willing to move to Fukushima City or somewhere in its surrounding regions

5. Date of Employment
To be determined after consultation with successful applicant.

Annual wage will be determined after applicant’s previous employment history is taken into account.

Commuting and living allowances will be provided. Severance packages will not be available.

7.Deadline for Application
September 30th, 2013

8.Required Documents for Application

  • Resume 1 copy
  • Curriculum Vitae (Research papers,published books,international symposia, patents, etc. Please mark 5 key works with a O) 1 copy
  • Overview of external funds obtained for research 1 copy
  • Published works / papers marked as key works in (2) (Photocopies are accepted) 1 copy (per)
  • Synopsis of Previous Research Work (approx. 300-400 words, no specified format) 1 copy
  • Synopsis of any work related to Environmental Radioactivity movement following the nuclear accident 1 copy
  • Research Plan (Please use attached format) 1 copy
  • Two Personal References (must include a contact number and address) 1 copy

9.Method of Selection
Both resume and research history will be taken into account in the selection process. If determined necessary, an interview will be conducted. Applicants will be responsible for travel expenses to the interview.

To view the research plan, please click here.

10.Address of Submitting Application & Contacts
Prof. Takayuki Takahashi
Administrative Office for Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (IER)
Fukushima University
1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture
960-1296 Japan (please send all applications using registered mail)

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