Shinshu University



Recruitment for Postdoctoral Fellows

Currently not recruiting for this position.


Department of Bioscience and Textile Technology has been selected as one of the Global COE (in the field of chemistry and materials science) in 2007, under a program title of “International Center of Excellence on Fiber Engineering”.   The objective of the Global COE (2007-2011) is to promote advanced education and research environments. The Japanese government grants intensive support to build up the International Center of Excellence for selected disciplines, and then promotes development of an internationally competitive education and research center.
This Global COE seeks young researchers internationally (PD).  

Field of Recruitments / Number of Openings

Seeking a total of three Post Doctoral Fellows in the below filed.
  [One person out of the field of (1),(2), or (3)]

  • (1) Pursuit of ultimate molecular structure of fibrous materials
  • · Nanofiber
  • · Biofiber
  • (2) Creation of highly sophisticated hybrid functional fibers
  • · Biomimetics/Medical functional materials and systems
    · Device correlated with information technology or energy transduction
    · Materials with hyper functionality
  • (3) Construction of Kansei-engineering-based production system
  • · Fiber production system
    · Kansei-engineering system
    ·  Recycling of fibrous resources

Schedule of Recruitment

  • Application Deadline:
  • August 31, 2008 (Sunday) by 5:00 PM(Japan time)
  • Starting Date:
  • Any date after November 1, 2008 (Saturday)

Selection Method

  • (1) Preliminary selection based on the submitted materials
  • (2) Personal interview


  • Eligible candidates must hold a doctoral degree.(with in ten years after acquiring the doctor degree.)
  • The Shinshu University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity Law and welcomes female applicants and applicants of foreign nationality.

Compensation Package

Employment Status:
    Adjunct part-time(Contract term is fixed.)
Job Title:
    Researcher (COE)
    1,700 yen per hour based on the University rules and regulations
Work Hours:
    8 hours a day , 40 hours a week
Job Description:
    Researchers on this project will carry out research plan pursuing the goal set forth in their     research proposal.
    Research supervision of graduate and senior students is expected.
esearch Fee:
    Each researcher on the project will be provided with 1.0 million yen research fund
    (500,000 yen for academic year 2008).

(After academic year 2008, the amount is subject to change every year by the approved amount of the budget.)

    Shinshu University
    Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology
    Department of Bioscience and Textile Technology
Work Location:
    Shinshu University, Ueda campus, 3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda, Nagano, Japan 386-8567
Application Documents:
    Please download the following forms and fill them out with necessary information.

Means of Submission of Documents:
    After completing the above documents (1) ? (3), please convert the file format into the PDF
    and send them by e-mail attachment to the Global COE office (E-mail:
     Please use “Shinshu University GCOE PD Application” for an e-mail subject. We will return
    you a confirmation e-mail of receipt when receiving your application documents. Therefore,
    please check e-mails often after sending out the applications.
    Please include the following information at the end of your e-mail message: Name,
    affiliation, mailing address & postal code, e-mail address, & phone number.

Inquiry and Contact

Global COE Administration Office
Phone: +81-268-21-5320 (9:00am-12:00 pm,1:00pm-5:00pm)
Fax: +81-268-21-5318
Address: 3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda, Nagano, Japan 386-8567