Assistant Professor in Materials Science

Assistant Professor in Materials Science

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Ikoma, Japan

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a leading research-intensive university in Japan, consisting solely of graduate courses. NAIST has recently established five international collaborative laboratories within and outside Japan in corporation with foreign research institutes – University of California, Davis, Carnegie Mellon University, University of British Columbia, École Polytechnique and Paul Sabatier University.

We invite applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to conduct research on perovskite solar cells at NAIST – École Polytechnique International Collaborative Laboratory, which aims to develop tandem silicon-perovskite solar cells using novel solutions and low-energy processed materials. The lab is located at NAIST and jointly led by Profs. Yukiharu Uraoka (NAIST), Pere Roca i Cabarrocas (École Polytechnique) and Yvan Bonnassieux (École Polytechnique). Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D in materials science or related areas and have an established track-record of research excellence. The position is available immediately, as an initial fixed-term contract until March 31, 2020, with possible extensions until March 31, 2023.

Applicants are kindly requested to submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a two-page statement outlining research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information (mail, phone and email) of three references to Takahito Shikano ( via email. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

NAIST was founded in 1991 as a new type of national university committed to offering research-focused environments and research-based education. NAIST conducts research at the forefront of science and technology in three integrated areas: materials, information and biological sciences, having about 200 faculty members and 1,000 graduate students (22% from overseas). Located in Ikoma City in Japan’s historic Nara Prefecture, NAIST is in conveniently close proximity to Kyoto and Osaka (ca. 30 km). For more information, please visit our website:


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Assistant Professor in Materials Science