Recruitment: Postdoctoral Researcher, AIMR

The Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) is recruiting for the following position.

Position: Postdoc
Location: World Premiere Institute - Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR)
Job description:

This postdoctoral research position involves research on developing Li, Na, and/or Mg ion-conducting hydride solid electrolytes. Further research on their device application systems based on material science, solid-state ionics, electrochemists, and mathematical science will also be expected. The applicant is expected to contribute to some of the following research issues:

  1. Development of superionic hydride conductors
  2. Analysis of ionic conduction properties
  3. Clarification of ion-conduction mechanisms
  4. Development of all-solid-state batteries

The successful candidate will be based at the WPI-AIMR at Tohoku University in Sendai and will work in collaboration with Professor Orimo.

  1. Good communication, oral presentation and research paper writing skills
  2. Ability to work well in a team and to collaborate with other research fields
  3. Research experience in one or more of the following fields:
  • Metal/inorganic hydrides
  • Solid electrolytes
  • Rechargeable batteries (especially concerning lithium ion batteries)
Number of positions:
Job type: 1-year. The contract can be renewed each fiscal year (generally up to 3 years) subject to mutual agreement and continued funding.
Starting date: October 2019
Application deadline: The position is open until filled.


Shin-ichi Orimo (Deputy Director, Professor, AIMR, Tohoku University)
Tel: +81-22-215-2093

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