Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Title:
Meiji University Global COE Program Postdoctoral Fellow Positions (from 1st June 2012) are open.

Institution
Meiji University

Institution URL :
http://www.meiji.ac.jp/

Department :
Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS) (Meiji University Global COE Program)

Department URL :
http://gcoe.mims.meiji.ac.jp/index-e.html

Institution Type :
Private University

Outline :
Meiji University Global COE Program, "Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis" was selected as "Global COE Program FY2008" by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. We are accepting applications for outstanding postdoctoral fellows who promote cooperative research with our program members. A few positions are available for next-generation scientists from all over the world.

As seen in the evolution of life, complex systems are continuing to evolve, through uncertain fluctuations, with dynamic changes and self-organization. Such systems are observed not only within the biological domain but also throughout developing societies and the natural world. A non-linearity, hidden within these domains, is gradually being revealed. Now that a huge amount of data can be collected, one of the most urgent challenges facing mathematical science is to obtain a clearer understanding of these systems. The key solution for this challenge resides in the innovation of "Mathematical Modeling and Analysis", the mission of which is to attain a clear-cut understanding of these phenomena through modeling and analysis.

The Global COE Program has been executed by the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS), an affiliated institute of Meiji University, as a center for education and research, focusing on studies of complex phenomena in society, nature, and biological bodies. Although we value those realistic models, already widely utilized, which aim at the quantitative reproduction of phenomena, here we aspire rather to establish a new kind of mathematical modeling and analysis, based on the construction of an extraction model that can clarify and comprehend the nature of phenomena.

For further information, please visit the following website;
http://gcoe.mims.meiji.ac.jp/index-e.html

Content of work :
You are required to be involved in research activities related to our program, the Meiji University Global COE Program “Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis”. The following three fields are preferable;

  • Research activities in experiment, mathematical modeling and analysis focusing on elucidating phenomena of self-organization appeared in engineering and social systems, in addition to biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Research activities in data processing, mathematical modeling and analysis focusing on non-linear time series appeared in complex phenomena in economics, finance, engineering, magnetosphere, earthquake, life medicine etc..
  • Research activities in differential equations, dynamics, probability theory, simulation, computational geometry focusing on mathematical analysis, which are to support to elucidate the phenomena above.

Research field :

  • Field; Mathematical Science  Specific classification; all
  • Field; Biology  Specific classification; all
  • Field; Social Science  Specific classification; all
  • Field; Chemistry  Specific classification; all

Work area :
Kanto district - Kanagawa

Job type :
Researcher / Postdoc level (Project Member, Postdoctoral Fellow)

Rank :
Full-time (Nontenured)

Tenure :
From 1st June 2012 to 31st March 2013

Address :
Ikuta Campus, Meiji University
1-1-1 Higashimita, Tama-ku,
Kawasaki, Kanagawa
214-8571 JAPAN

Number of positions :
A few positions

Qualifications :
Persons who have already been awarded a Doctoral Degree or will have been awarded a Doctoral Degree by the time of the scheduled starting date of employment.

Treatment :
- Basic salary; 230,000 yen/month
- Research Allowance; 500,000 yen/year
- Transportation cost; The conditions set forth for the tenured faculty staff members will be applied to the costs defined as the transportation cost under the Meiji University Regulations.
- Health Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance and Employment Insurance are provided.

Deadline for applications :
7th MAY 2012 (*Application materials MUST be postmarked by the deadline.)

Starting date :
1st June 2012

Application materials :

1) Application Form ( WORD PDF *Download)

2) List of Publications (WORD PDF *Download)

3) Research Plan (approximately 1 page written in A4 size sheet; free form)

4) Outline of Research Achievements (approximately 1 page written in A4 size sheet; free form)

5) Reprint of selected papers (1 piece)

Application Submission Address :
Office of the Global COE Program
Meiji University
1-1-1 Higashimita, Tama-ku,
Kawasaki, Kanagawa
214-8571 JAPAN

*Note :
- Please complete the above five documents either in Japanese or in English. All documents required should be written in the same language.
- All application materials must be sent by registered mail (e.g. Express Mail Service [EMS]).
- Please write "Application Documents for Postdoctoral Fellow in Meiji University GCOE Program" in red ink on an envelope.
- Submitted materials will not be sent back for any reason.
- Personal information provided for application will be used only for this employment.

Screening Method :
Document Screening at the Promoting Committee for the Meiji University Global COE Program, and Interview in case of need.

Notice of Results :
To be informed individually.

Where to make contact :
Office of the Global COE Program
Meiji University
1-1-1 Higashimita, Tama-ku,
Kawasaki, Kanagawa
214-8571 JAPAN

E-mail :
gcoe [at] mics.meiji.ac.jp (Please change [at] into @ when you contact us.)

TEL :
+81-44-934-7661

FAX :
+81-44-934-7660

Attention to:
Project Leader: MIMURA Masayasu
Administrative staff: KIRIHARA, TSUCHIDA

Additional:
- Privacy Policy;
The personal information contained in the application materials shall be controlled efficiently in accordance with both the laws governing the protection of personal information by administrative institutions and Meiji University Regulations. The facts of candidates' application are subject to public disclosure, however, in case of need for screening, personal information may be provided for references.

- Certificates of degree must be submitted at the time of employment. Otherwise, the job offer will be rescinded.