Tenure-track researcher【No.21T002】

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Tenure-track researcher【No.21T002】

Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) is currently seeking candidates for Tenure-track Researcher Position.

1. Number of Position

Approximately 10 positions  

2. Recruiting Division and Job Description

(1)Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research

 Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research recruit researchers who will carry out the research and development of new measurement technologies using high-brilliance hard X-rays and soft X-rays of SPring-8. And also, the researchers utilize these technologies, exploring new needs of users, supporting for users experiments, and operation and maintain of beamlines.

1-1)Spectroscopy Division
We are seeking researchers working at X-ray spectroscopy beamlines such as XAFS, X-ray emission spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Especially, we welcome researchers who take an initiative in development of new measurement techniques such as in-situ/operando measurements, spectroscopy imaging, time-resolved measurement, and automation technologies.

1-2)Diffraction and Scattering Division

 We are seeking researchers who will support the users at beamline, maintain experimental instruments, and improve the beamline performance through constructing new instruments. The researchers will also develop own research program for user experiments using our beamlines. The researchers with background in X-ray single-crystal structure analysis, thin-film characterization with X-rays, the Compton scattering, or high-pressure physics with X-rays, are highly encouraged to apply.

1-3)Scattering and Imaging Division

 We are looking for researchers who are enthusiastic about advanced research and also the developments related to the following items: 1) Scattering research field, high-speed time-resolved X-ray scattering experiments and data analysis; 2) Imaging research field, new image analysis technology, measurement technology, and sample preparation technology. We also welcome researchers who discover new user needs and expand user fields while working with team members.

1-4Industrial Application and Partnership Division

 The researches for the development of products in the industrial field should require advanced analytical techniques in order to investigate properties of the materials and the products and clarify their mechanism. We welcome researchers who dedicate themselves to the development of techniques of diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, etc. and seek out new industrial applications of these technologies.

1-5)Industrial Platform Development Division

 We are seeking motivated researchers for conducting development of scientific instruments for SPring-8 beamlines so as to promote a broad range of outputs including industrial-related outcomes. We welcome those who are enthusiastic about development of instruments for automated X-ray CT or X-ray diffraction in the high-energy region.


     ・Website of Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research

(2)Light Source Division

 The light source division is seeking researchers who will eagerly engage in the operations and developments of the accelerator in SPring-8. The position will also be involved in one of the developments for the planned accelerator major upgrade. The field of job includes beam dynamics, RF devices, vacuum, beam monitors, and control systems, but the experience is not mandatory. We welcome those who are interested in accelerator technology and principles, actively challenge issues, and contribute to the realization of future light source accelerators while making small breakthroughs.

      ・Website of Light Source Division

3. Required Qualifications

 Applicants should have or expecting to receive a Ph.D. by the time of employment.
Those who are willing to carry out their duties on their initiative based on the business plan of JASRI.

4. Start of Employment

 April 1st, 2022
(It is possible to take up the position before this date.)

5. Contract Period

 A contract period for Tenure-track Researcher will be renewed every year, and up to a total of 3 years from the date of employment.

6. Appointment of the Permanent (until retirement age) Researcher

   An examination for becoming permanent employment researchers will be conducted during the contract period. Those who pass the examination will be assigned to a permanent (until retirement age) researcher after the expiry of the contract period of Tenure-track Researcher (3 years).   
Please refer to the following URL for the tenure track researcher system.   

7. Address of Workplace

Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)
1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan

8. Salary and Benefits

 Working hours :9:00-17:30 (12:00-13:00 break)

           Base salary: Determined according to applicant's career
                         【Basic salary model】 Doctoral Degree 257,100 yen (FY2020 results)
           Allowance: Overtime allowance
                           Research allowance (base salary × 4.5%)
                           Dependent allowance
                           Commuting allowance (up to 55,000 yen/ month)
                           Housing allowance (up to 28,000 yen/ month)
                           Term-end allowance

            (base salary + research allowance + dependent allowance) × 4.45 months (FY2020 results)

         Night shift allowance
                          Radiation workers allowance
            Remarks: Monthly salary model
                          5 years experience after completion of doctoral degree 360,000 yen*
                         *Base salary + research allowance + overtime allowance (20 hours )
 Raise in base salary:Once a year (April)
 Holiday:Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and year-end and new year holidays (Dec.29-Jan.3)  
 Leave :Annual paid leave
             Special paid leave (seasonal leave, congratulation or condolence leave, etc.)
 Insurance:Health insurance, welfare pension insurance, employment insurance, workers' compensation insurance  

9. Application and Required Documents

 (1)Contact information
  Please contact us below for any questions about job description of your desired division by e-mail first.  


Contact person



Spectroscopy Division





Diffraction and Scattering Division


Shigeru Kimura



Scattering and Imaging Division


Osami Sakata



Industrial Application and Partnership Division Deputy Director

Masugu Sato

0791-58-0833 msato[at]spring8.or.jp

Industrial Platform Development Division


Makina Yabashi



Light Source Division


Shunji Goto



                                                                                                                             ※Please replace [at] with @

 (2)Required documents

  ①Resume with photo

   ・Applicants need to use  the specified (PDF/ MS Word/ Entry example) form. Handwriting is not acceptable.

   ・Please indicate "No. 21T002" in the column "Your request to our institute" in a resume (bottom of the form).

    Also, please write the Division name you will apply (first choice and second choice) in that column.

  ②Outline of your Research activities

   ・Describe them no more than three pages on A4-sized paper

  ③Research plan (aspiration, etc.) 

   ・ Describe them no more than two pages on A4-sized paper       

  ④List of achievements (List of presented papers or conference presentations)

   ・List publications, conference presentations, and awarded competitive funds on an A4 sized paper as much as

    you can open to the public.

  ⑤Up to five copies of publications that represent your best work

   ・Any format is acceptable.

  ⑥One or more recommendation letters

   ・Recommender must be an external person of JASRI.

   ・Recommendation from applicant him/herself is NOT accepted.

   ・There is no specific format.   

 (3) How to submit the application and documents

  Please submit the above documents ①②③④⑤ in accordance with the followings.

   ・Send the documents as PDF files to jinji-saiyo@spring8.or.jp via e-mail.

   ・The subject line of the e-mail should be “【No.21T002】application documents”.

   ・In principle, the required documents should be in 2 files (put ②③④⑤ together). The file names should be

    ①Name_Resume, ②~⑤Name_Other documents. When you need to send documents ②~⑤ separately due

    to file size, please indicate the name of each file (e.g. ② Name_ Outline of Research activities, ③ Name_

    Research plan) so that we can identify what they are.

   ・Set passwords for the PDF files, then send the documents and passwords separately.

   ・If the file size of the attached file is large, please separate files and send them in several e-mails, or compress

    the files before sending them.

  Please submit the document ⑥ in accordance with the followings.

   ・Send the recommendation letter as PDF file to jinji-saiyo@spring8.or.jp via e-mail from the recommender.

   ・The subject line of the e-mail should be “【No.21T002】recommendation letter”.

   ・Recommender’s signature must be required on the recommendation letter.


  If you have any concerns or problems with a way of submitting documents, such as questions about submitting

  in PDF format or setting password, please contact the General Affairs and Personnel Section (jinji-saiyo@spring8.

  or.jp) by e-mail.

10. Application Deadline

  October 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m. (Japan Time)

11. Screening Schedule


   The schedule for selection process is as follows. It may change depending on the spread of coronavirus infection.

   ・ First selection (document screening): Early November

   ・ Second selection (presentation and interview): Mid-November

   ・ Final selection (general interview): Late November

  (2)Points to keep in mind

  ① In the second selection (presentation and interview), a presentation about the following contents will be required.  

   ・Research achievements : Regarding your research career and research activities   

   ・Research plans : Describe how you will apply your research achievements to fit the job description contents in

    the above.

  ② After your presentation, we will have a Q&A session.

  ③ There is a possibility that a candidate may be selected for a position other than “your desired division”. In that

    case, we will contact you individually regarding the employment.

12. Note

JASRI only uses submitted documents for screening. We do not disclose, transfer or lend your personal information to the third party without a justifiable reason. Application documents will not be returned.

13. Send Your Application to

 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)
 General Administration Division, General Affairs and Personnel Section, 

14. Contact Information

  ・Regarding the inquiry about job description and required qualification of your desired division, please refer to

         9(1) and contact the person in charge.

  ・Except for the above, please contact the receptionist below.
         General Administration Division, General Affairs and Personnel Section
     TEL : 0791-58-0951     (+81-791-58-0951 from outside of Japan)
         FAX : 0791-58-2794     (+81-791-58-2794 from outside of Japan)
     1-1-1Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo  679-5198  Japan