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Call for Applications, Division of Nanomaterials Science, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan

The Division of Nanomaterials Science, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level.  The preferred applicant will extend the research being conducted in this division.
In order to develop environment-friendly materials, the Division projects cover various fields, such as basic research on understanding the relation between the function and structure of nanomaterials, biomimetic synthesis, synthetic methods with low loads on the environment, and material characterization.  Therefore, the members of the Division are investigating a wide range of materials, including inorganic and organic materials, their nanocomposites, and biomaterials.  
The Institute encourages candidates to apply for the project described in this document.  We are recruiting faculty members who will explore novel research areas based on the above-mentioned principles.  The Institute promotes the practice of interdisciplinary research which should be relevant to broad academic fields and be investigated collaboratively with researchers not only in Nagoya University but also with those of outside of the University.  The preferred applicant will contribute to these goals.  Each applicant should propose his or her own subproject.  The flexible employment system is applied in the Institute so as to meet the needs and research status of the current times that the faculty members are employed on the basis of a requesting period.  The selected applicant will perform his or her subproject within this period.  The selected applicant is also expected to work on one of the interdisciplinary researches in the institute.

Research Project Theme
"Development of environment-compatible functional materials for specific environmental loads"

Sustainable societies require the development of environment-friendly materials that are safe, and long-lasting.  Because of the recent advancements made in space exploration, research on the effects of radiation rays and quantum beams on the substances constituting living organism and nonliving materials has become highly required.  In order to meet these goals, the present project promotes research that contributes to the analysis of biochemical and chemical reactions, characterization of spin states, and development of functional materials based on these characterizations.  In particular, this research project will examine the effects of radiation and ultraviolet rays on living organisms including radicals with long life times in cells based on the analysis and characterization of the spin state of paramagnetic species.  Then, based on these academic investigations, development of environment-compatible and environment-friendly functional material will become possible.

Number of positions One associate professor position is available for the research project
Position period 5 to 10 years (7 years as standard)
Requirements 1) Ph.D. or equivalent degree
2) Research record in accordance with the content of the research project
3) Ability of supervising graduate course students in the Graduate School of Engineering with faculty members of the related department.
Starting date October 1, 2013 or the earliest possible date after October 1, 2013
Application documents 1) A single title of the sub-project which applicant will propose and a statement of research plan which will be developed with the proposing sub-project (2000 words)
2) Requesting period for the position
3) Curriculum vitae (in any form) with the applicant’s photo pasted and the applicant’s e-mail address included
4) Publication list categorized by refereed journal papers, review papers, books, patents, and others with the applicant’s name underlined
5) Reprints of no more than five major papers (Mark these papers by * in the publication list.)
6) Summary of previous researches (within 1000 words)
7) Other records on professional activities such as awards, research funds and invited lectures (The records of the research funds should include the names of the principal investigator as well as amounts in Japanese yen.)
8) Summary of educational experience, if any, and list of the department(s) or course(s) in the Graduate School of Engineering where the applicant can contribute to education (If the applicant selects more than one department or course, specify an order of preference. For details of the Graduate School of Engineering, see the web page at
9) Names and contact information of one or two persons from whom references can be obtained
Deadline Not lather than 5 pm JST on June 10, 2013
Address for
application documents
To: Dr. Nobuo Tanaka,
Professor and Director of EcoTopia Science Institute,

EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi , Aichi-ken 464-8603, Japan

Enclose the above documents in an envelope, write 'Application for associate professorship in Nanomaterials Science Division' in red on the envelope and send it by registered mail.
Please note that the documents will not be returned after the selection.
Inquiry: Dr. Toshinobu Yogo,
Professor and Division Director of Nanomaterials Science, EcoTopia Science Institute

e-mail yogo*@*
(Please drop *'s before/after @ in sending e-mail.)
phone +81-52-789-2750,FAX +81-52-789-2133

Address:  EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 464-8603, Japan

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Retiring age of every professor in Nagoya University is 65 years old.  In the current recruiting,  women may be selected if qualified to be equal as a strong candidate after considering research achievement, service to education and societies, etc.