Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) mission is to make contributions to the welfare and prosperity of human society through nuclear science and technology as Japan’s sole comprehensive nuclear research and development institution. We are committed to fulfilling the mission with a keen sense of responsibility.

The Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) implements capacity building assistance and technological development for nuclear nonproliferation and security. This is a contribution to the world for the peaceful use of atomic energy by using JAEA’s knowledge and technologies. The researcher of this recruitment will survey the newest trends of capacity building assistance and technological development, analyzes the information, and joins JAEA activities.

The researcher will participate as a lecturer in capability building training courses on nondestructive analyzing methods and other capabilities. He/she also participates in research and development project for nuclear detection and measurement. One of the development subjects is delayed gamma-ray spectroscopic analysis (DGA), a non-destructive assay technique to measure fissile nuclides using gamma rays from neutron-induced fission products. The tasks of the researcher are to survey the latest technologies of neutron source, gamma-ray detector, etc.; to perform simulation studies; and to assist in system development.

Contract term: One year
(The total contract term between the employer and JAEA can be extended for five years under the condition of approval of annual review of research achievements and of the grant from MEXT.)


The hired candidate will work in Japan.

  • The candidate must have a PhD in the field related to the research theme in addition to experience as a postdoctoral position for at least one year.
  • The candidate must have knowledge of nuclear safeguards and security, as well as experience on measurement of neutrons and gamma-rays and on Monte-Carlo simulations is preferred.
  • The candidate who passes the recruitment examination is required to submit medical certification written in English taken within 6 months.
  • Candidates without Japanese nationality are required to have the certificate of eligibility by the date of adoption in order to obtain a work permit in Japan.

Please submit applications by post or email to:
Personnel Section, Personnel Department,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
765-1 Funaishikawa,
Tokai-mura, Ibaraki, 319-1184
TEL: +81-29-282-5816
FAX: +81-29-282-5819
E-Mail: jinji-saiyogenkaken11@jaea.go.jp

Further requirements and details of the position can be found at www.jaea.go.jp/english/news/recruitment/employment/911/

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Last updated: 2020-12-27