Postdoctoral position available at AIST Tsukuba


Postdoctoral position available at AIST Tsukuba:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Group in the Energy Technology Research Institute at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan. The position involves the development of environmentally-friendly thermoelectric materials with nanostructure and thermoelectric generators.


Title: AIST Postdoctoral Researcher



Applicants must hold a PhD in physics, or engineering, or material science, or chemistry, awarded within the last 7 years. Experience with synthesis and sintering of nonoxide inorganic materials and prior knowledge in the area of thermoelectrics is preferable.



2200JPY, 2350JPY or 2500JPY per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.


Terms of employment:

Appointment is initially until March 31, 2013, may be renewed in each Japanese fiscal year and extended to March 31, 2015.

The position works approximately 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday)



Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Group, Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 Japan


Deadline: July 2, 2012



Interested applicants should send by email the curriculum vitae (with your photo), motivation letter, and name and addresse of two references to:


Atsushi Yamamoto,

Michihiro Ohta, Ph.D.,


Please visit our website for more information about the group.