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Recruitment Notice: [CSRN Div.] Assistant Professor/Project Researcher (Application deadline: June 15, 2023)
Recruitment of Assistant Professor or Project Researcher
CSRN division, Center for Science and Innovation in Spintronics (CSIS), 
Tohoku University

Center for Science and Innovation in Spintronics (CSIS) at Tohoku University recruits a young researcher to engage in quantum/spintronics research.

Job duty
A successful candidate will be engaged in research in collaboration with Associate Prof. Hiroki Morishita and Prof. Shigemi Mizukami. 
The main research topics are as follows:
・Development of novel devices using quantum spin defects such as diamond NV centers. 
・Research of spintronic quantum materials and devices using an optical mean.
Visit the following websites for research details:
Morishita's group website:
Mizukami's group website:

Work location
Tohoku University, Katahira Campus

Number of recruits
One Assistant Professor or Project Researcher

Commencement date
The earliest possible date after the employment decision notice.

Research field
Integrated Science and Engineering - Applied Physics, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences - Physics, 
Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Working style
Full-time (with term)
Term: 2 years. However, the contract is renewed annually. Further extension is possibly considered depending on the research achievements as well as the continued funding.

Ph.D. degree in relevant area.

Job Title: Assistant Professor or Project Researcher
Salary: Determined according to the regulations of the National University Corporation Tohoku University, taking into consideration past achievements.
Working style: Discretionary labor system for professional work (equivalent to 7 hours and 45 minutes per day)
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, New Year holidays (12/29-1/3)
Vacation: Annual paid vacation, special vacation (according to university regulations)
Social insurance: Join the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Employees' Pension, Employment Insurance and Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance

Application deadline
June 15, 2023

Application submission method
Please combine the following documents 1-4 into one PDF file and send it as an e-mail attachment.
1. Curriculum vitae: including photo, contact information such as address, phone number, and e-mail.
2. Publication list: Peer-reviewed academic papers, international conference papers, commentaries, books, patents, awards, invited lectures, etc.
3. Copies of major papers (up to three).
4. List of two references, including their names, affiliations, job titles, and contact information.

Submission address
Shigemi Mizukami,

Screening Process
Document screening and interview

・Please note that submitted documents will only be used for screening and will not be disclosed to third parties unrelated to the final selection process. 
・Tohoku University promotes activities to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and encourages people of varied talents from all backgrounds to apply for positions at the university. 
  Tohoku University’s website about the DEI Declaration is here: 
・Pursuant to Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment, Tohoku University shall, as a measure for increasing the presence of women among the academic staff, prioritize the hiring of women deemed qualified for each job opening, based on impartial evaluation. 
・Tohoku University has the largest on-campus childcare system of all Japanese national universities. This network comprises three nurseries: Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery school (capacity: 22) and Aobayama Midori Nursery school (116), both open to all university employees, as well as Hoshinoko Nursery school (120), which is open to employees working on Seiryo Campus. In addition, Tohoku University Hospital runs a childcare room for mildly ill and convalescent children which is available to all university employees. 
・See the following website for information on these and other programs that Tohoku University runs to assist work-life balance, to support researchers, and to advance gender equality, including measures to promote childcare leave among male employees. 
Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion website: 
Human Resources and Planning Department website:

Contact information
Shigemi Mizukami, Prof. Dr. 
WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) and Leader of CSRN division, CSIS, Tohoku University
Phone: +81-22-217-6003