Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Earth & Planetary Materials Science
Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University, Misasa, Japan
The Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University, Misasa, Japan, was reorganized in April 1, 2016 from the “Institute for Study of the Earth’s Interior (ISEI)” with the aim of expanding its research and education capacity in Earth and Planetary materials science and related fields, in particular, strengthening areas related to the origin of
life and organic-inorganic-water interactions in planetary materials. A unique feature of the institute is a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art analytical and experimental facilities and expertise, which enable comprehensive and in-depth studies of such materials.
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)
1) Job title: Assistant Professor (Special Limited-term Contract Employee) (postdoctoral research fellow
2) Number of posts: One
3) Field of study: Earth and Planetary Materials Sciences
The positions are part of a program entitled “Establishment of an International Collaborative
Research Hub at the Frontiers of Planetary Materials Science” (2016-2021), funded by the
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.
The program is broad-based and research can encompass any of the following areas:
comprehensive geochemical and geochronological analyses of Earth and planetary materials
(both inorganic and organic), high-pressure and temperature experiments, and spectroscopic
and diffraction studies of minerals, melts and fluids, as well as a newly established area of
astrobiology. A postdoctoral fellow is expected to work with IPM staff to promote the
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their research proposals in advance with relevant IPM
Faculty member(s) before making a formal application.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree by the time of appointment, and should not possess
another job position during this appointment period.
5) Start of assignment:
As soon as possible after April 1, 2020 (negotiable)
6) Period of employment:
Maximum period until March 31, 2022 (annual contract).
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