POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

 

Tohoku University 21st century COE program: "System Construction of Global-Network-Oriented Information Electronics" has founded a research and educational center for nano-technology (NT) and information communication technology (IT), led by Prof. Tatsuo Uchida as its leader/director. Distinguished professors from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering, the Dept. of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC), and New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe) are participating in this program. The NT-IT research and educational center has three areas of research and development: (A) Basic Research and Analysis/Evaluation Technology, (B) Semiconductor, Magnetic, Optical and Display Devices, and (C) Computing and Transport Technology.

 

We look for 3 outstanding postdoctoral young researchers. The selected postdoctoral researchers will be expected to work under the supervision of the distinguished professors participating in this program. The initial term will start from anywhere between April 1 and June 1, 2006 and will end in March 2007.  Prospective applicants are invited to email the following documents to "harada@ecei.tohoku.ac.jp": (a) Curriculum vitae, (b) List of publications, (c) List of professional awards, (d) List of other social activities, (e) The research field(s) chosen from (A)~(C) mentioned below, (f) Statement of the research interests, and (g) Preferred starting date. Only the documents written in English will be accepted. Those who want to use the postal mail should send the required materials by registered mail to the following postal address:

 

Mr. Masachika Harada

21st Century COE Planning Office

Department of Electrical Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

6-6-05 Aza-Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 

980-8579 Japan

 

"COE PD application" should be written in red on the envelope. Application materials will not be returned.

 

Further details are as follows:

1. POSITION REQUIREMENTS

PhD required, 34 years or less

2. RESEARCH FIELDS AND SUPERVISORS

B. Semiconductor, Magnetic, Optical and Display Devices
     (B3) Ultra-broadband coherent tunable sources by nonlinear optics (Prof. H. Ito, RIEC):
     Coherent tunable sources from near-infrared to terahertz by nonlinear optics and their applications, periodically-poled nonlinear optics, applications of frequency-shifted feedback lasers    

(B4) Information display devices (Prof. T. Uchida, Dept. Electron.):
Analysis and control of liquid crystal orientation, electro-optical performance of liquid crystal, high performance liquid crystal displays

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C. Computing and Transport Technology

(C2) Ultrafast optical transport/network systems (Prof. M. Nakazawa, RIEC)
Ultrahigh-speed optical soliton transmission and nonlinear fiber optics, ultrafast OTDM transmission using femtosecond pulses, ultrafast mode-locked fiber lasers and their application to frequency standard and opto-microwave area, photonic crystal fibers and optical fibers with new functionality

 

3. DURATION AND COMENCEMENT

The initial term will start from anywhere between April 1 and June 1, 2006 and will end in March, 2007. 

4. STIPEND

Approximately 300,000 ~ 400,000 JPY/month (including tax).

5. DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

(a) Curriculum vitae

(b) List of publications: (2a) regular papers, (2b) invited papers, (2c) conference presentations, and (2d) other achievements

(c) List of professional awards

(d) List of other social activities

(e) The research field(s) chosen from (A)~(C) mentioned above

(f) Statement of the research interests

(g) Preferred starting date (between October 1 and December 1, 2004)

Note 1: The statement of the research interests (within approx. 2 pages in A4-size) should include 1) research title, 2) purpose (background, aims, originality, significance, and expecting results)
Note 2: The above documents can be in free style, but should be written in English.

6. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

February 28, 2006

7. NOTIFICATION OF THE DECISION

March 07, 2006

8. CORRESPONDING ADDRESS (e-mail or postal mail) AND INQUIERIES

Mr. Masachika Harada,

21st Century COE Planning Office

Department of Electrical Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

6-6-05 Aza-Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai
              980-8579, JAPAN 

E-mail: harada@ecei.tohoku.ac.jp

Fax: +81-22-795-7138

 

9. Further research information of the supervisors can be found in the following home pages

(a) Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering:

http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/eng/index-e.html

(b) Research Institute of Electrical Communication:

http://www.riec.tohoku.ac.jp/index-e.html

(c) New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe):

http://www.niche.tohoku.ac.jp/en