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Lab Manager (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor title may be given)

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Affiliation Earth-Life Science Institute
Position title Lab Manager (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor title may be given)
Number of Openings 1
Area of Specialization High-pressure mineral physics
Job Description

The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) is part of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). ELSI has a research and administrative vision to become a globally competitive center that can attract the best scientists from around the world to come work in Japan.
ELSI now seeks a laboratory manager in the high-pressure mineral physics (Unit-D) laboratory, who will manage the laboratory and also conduct research using its facility. The required jobs are as follows.
・ Managing the high-pressure mineral physics laboratory in consultation with a unit leader.
Setting up and maintaining lab facilities and equipment (EPMA, high-temperature furnace, piston-cylinder apparatus, diamond-anvil cell, etc.).
Assisting experiments by laboratory members and visitors, including those at a synchrotron facility.
The lab manager can use up to 50% of his/her time for research.

Qualifications Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree on the starting date of employment.
Location Earth-Life Science Institute, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Working Hours

Nominal working hours under the discretionary labor system:
7 hours 45 minutes per day (38 hours 45 minutes per week)


The contract will end on March 31, 2020.
The contract can be extended, but not beyond March 31, 2022.
The employment period is subject to Article 7 of the Institute's Employment Regulations for Fixed-Term Staff and Paragraph 7 of its Supplementary Provision.

Probationary Period 14 days

420,000-500,000 yen/month
The applicant's salary will be determined in accordance with the Institute's Employment Regulations for Fixed-Term Staff.

Social insurance and other benefits Employee's pension, Mutual Aid Association short term benefits (health insurance), employment insurance, worker's compensation Insurance
Employer President of National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology
Proposed Start Date January 1, 2020
Closing Date for Application September 30, 2019
Selection Process By a review of application documents and interview
Required Documents

The following documents must be prepared in English.
1. Curriculum vitae including professional and educational history (from high school onward), degrees, awards, and email address.
2. List of publications (you may also include invited talks at conferences, patents, etc.).
3. Up to three copies of major publications
4. Acquired research grants and external funds
5. Summary of research accomplishments (two A4 pages)
6. Research and activity plans (two A4 pages)
7. Two references with names, affiliations, and contact details

How to Submit an Application The required documents must be submitted by registered mail or electronically. The application materials will not be returned.
Where to Submit

A. Submission by registered mail or courier service.
Administrative Office, Earth-Life Science Institute
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ookayama 2-12-1-IE-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 JAPAN
* Please write "Application for Lab Manager" in red ink on the front of the envelope.

B. Submission through ELSI's public position offering page.
* Please generate and submit a single PDF file that includes all the documents specified above. The file size should not exceed 5 MB.


Tel: +81-3-5734-2109
Email: akira.yokota[at]elsi.jp (replace [at] by @)


Application documents will not be returned.
The personal information provided in the submitted documents will be used solely for recruitment and not for any other purpose, pursuant to the Institute's applicable rules and regulations.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, in order to ensure a diverse workforce, guarantees equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of nationality or gender.