Tenure-track researcher【No.24T001】

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Tenure-track researcher【No.24T001】

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

1. Recruitment numbers

   A few positions

2. Job description

  JASRI is a public interest incorporated foundation that main activities are facility operation support such as operation, maintenance, and management of the accelerators and beamline facilities of a large synchrotron radiation facility SPring-8, and performance improvement of the-high-performance, as well as facilities use promotion such as technical support for users of SPring-8/SACLA, NanoTerasu Synchrotron Light Source and public awareness activities.
  We are seeking people who will be engaged in these tasks while addressing your own research, and research development with technology development themes.
  For information on the initiatives of each division, please refer to the links which are in “13. Contact information”.

3. Required Qualifications

  Applicants should have or expecting to receive a Ph.D. of natural sciences by the time of employment. 
  Those who are willing to perform their duties and their own research topic on their initiative.
  No research or work experience in the synchrotron radiation field is necessary.

4. Start of Employment

  April 1st, 2025
  (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.

[Promotion to 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.

6. Address of workplace

  【SPring-8、SACLA】1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo
  【NanoTerasu】468-1 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ward, Sendai-city, Miyagi

7. Salary and Benefits

  Working hours 9:00-17:30 (12:00-13:00 break)
  Base salary : Determined considering applicant’s career
        【Basic salary model】 Ph.D.  267,800 yen
  Allowances : Research allowance, Overtime allowance,
         Commuting allowance (up to55,000 yen/ month), Housing allowance (up to 28,000 yen/ month),
                       Dependent allowance, Late-night allowance, Radiation worker allowance,
                       Term-end allowance  ((Base salary + Research allowance + Dependent allowance) ✕ 4.5 month's worth),
                       Regional allowance (Sendai area only)
  References : Monthly salary model
              5 years of practical experience after completion of doctoral degree : 374,200 yen
              (including overtime allowance for 20 hours)
                        Term-end allowance (annual amount) model (If all requirements have been met
         during the coverage period)
                              5 years of practical experience after completing doctoral degree : 1,524,570 yen
  Raise in base salary:Once a year (in 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,
             holidays specified by JASRI)
  Insurance::Health insurance, Welfare pension insurance, Employment insurance, Workers' compensation insurance

8. Application and Required Documents

(1)Required document
 ① Resume
  ・Use the specified (PDFMS Word) form and attach a photo.
  ・Please indicate the Division name you will apply for (up to your third choice) in the column of “Your request to our institute” of your resume (at the bottom of the form). 
      ・If you have order of priority, please indicate your first to third choices in the remarks column.
        ※This does not mean that you will always be assigned to the division as you request.
   ②Research career
  ・Describe the guideline of your research activities and achievements. (within 3 pages of A4 size paper)
 ③Research plan (aspiration, etc.) after employment
  ・Describe what you can contribute to JASRI and what you want to do, etc.. (within 2 pages of A4 size paper)
 ④List of achievements (List of presented papers or conference presentations)
  ・List publications, conference presentations, and awarded competitive funds on an A4 size paper (no limit on number of pages) as much as you can open to the public.
 ⑤Up to five copies of publications that represent your best work
  ・There is no specific format.
 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.
 ⑦Declaration of applicable specific categories
                              → Please fill out this form.

(2)  How to submit the application and documents
 (ⅰ) Please submit the above documents ①~⑤ and ⑦ as PDF files to jinji-saiyo@spring8.or.jp
 (ⅱ) Notes on sending those documents
  ・The subject line of the e-mail should be “【No.24T001】application documents-Name”.
 (ⅲ) Submission of  “⑥ recommendation letter”.
  ・Please ask the recommender to send it as PDF file to jinji-saiyo@spring8.or.jp. directly.
  ・The subject line of the e-mail should be “【No.24T001】recommendation letter”.
  ・Recommender’s signature must be required on the recommendation letter.

9. Application Deadline

    June 28, 2024  3:00 p.m. (Japan Time)

10. Selection procedure and Schedule

(1)Screening of the documents
   After the application deadline, we will screen applications and contact people who pass the screening about the schedule of a job interview by e-mail. (Around early-July)
(2)Job interview
   Those who passed the screening will have an interview. In addition, we will contact persons who passed the job interview about the schedule of a 2nd interview by email. (Around mid-July)
   ・The interview will last 40 minutes. (20 minutes for Presentation and 20 minutes for Q&A session)
   ・The following two items are topics.
    ① Research career and activities, and achievements
    ② Resolutions and aspirations after joining JASRI
(3)The 2nd interview (General interview)
   Executive officers will interview candidates. (Around late-July)

11. Handling personnel data

  Submitted documents are strictly protected under the JASRI Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening.
  Application documents will not be returned.

12. Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA)

  In accordance with the clarification of the scope of control of “deemed exports”, it makes a part of sensitive technology transfers from a research institute to its researchers under control of FEFTA. Therefore, applicants will be required to submit a “Declaration of applicable specific categories” when applying for this position. In addition, a  “confirmation letter” will be required to submit at the time of employment.
   Quoted from the website of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry:

13. Contact Information

  ① Please contact us below for any questions about the contents of duties of your desired division. 


Contact person



Spectroscopy DivisionScattering
and Imaging Division


TONO Kensuke 



Diffraction and Scattering Division





Structural Biology Division





Industrial Application

and Partnership Division 

SATO Masugu

0791-58-0833 msato@

Precision Spectroscopy Division 


Alfred Baron



XFEL Utilization Division 

Director YABASHI Makina 0791-58-0877 yabashi@ 

Accelerator Division





Beamline Optics Division 


OHASHI Haruhiko 0791-58-0833


Research DX Division Director

JOTI Yasumasa



 Nanoterasu Promotion Division is recruiting Research scientists and Technical staff.
 If you are interested in the position of Tenure-track researcher, please contact the following staff. 

② For inquiries regarding recruitment, please contact the staff below. Please also send your application to :


Contact person



Planning and human resources Division, Personnel Section



jinji-saiyo @

 ※Please add “spring8.or.jp” after @ when you send an e-mail.

For the overview of each division, please refer to our website.
 Research divisions : https://www.jasri.jp/en/organization/organization-research-section/