Recruitment Notice: Professor / Associate Professor

The Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) at Tohoku University invites applicants capable of engaging in data science related to materials science to apply for a recently opened position. Based on the applicant's research experience, publication history and contribution to the field, the position will either be for a tenured Principal Investigator (Professor) or a tenure-track Junior Principal Investigator (Associate Professor).

AIMR was established in 2007 as one of the WPI research centers. It aims to lead materials research beyond conventional ideas and use interdisciplinary approaches.

Since 2012, AIMR has promoted collaboration between materials science and mathematics, with the institute now comprising five research groups: Materials Physics, Non-equilibrium Materials, Soft Materials, Device/System, and Mathematical Science.

AIMR welcomes highly motivated candidates with a solid academic background and a strong intention to participate in interdisciplinary research in a diverse pool of research fields. Further information can be found here.

How to Apply

The following materials should be prepared in English and sent as PDF files to

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Publication List
4. Research summary (3 pages maximum)
5. Personal statement describing how you can contribute to AIMR with your scientific background (3 pages maximum)
6. Selected papers (up to 5 articles)
7. Contact information of five referees: their name, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address*
*Applicants who pass the first screening may be asked to submit letters of recommendation from their referees

Position: One tenured Principal Investigator (PI) or one tenure-track Junior Principal Investigator (Jr. PI).
Location: AIMR, Katahira Campus, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577

A PhD in a relevant field

Number of positions: 1
Job type:

Tenured for PI and tenure-track (with a five-year fixed-term employment contract that is renewable based on evaluation) for Jr. PI.

Starting date: As soon as possible
Application deadline: June 30th, 2021


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

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