Request for Nomination for the next Director of J-PARC Center

   The J-PARC Center, which is jointly operated by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), invites nominations for the next Director for the term starting on April 1, 2021. For the details of J-PARC and J-PARC Center, pleases visit our website at


   JAEA and KEK have the unique strength in research and the facility utilization system. The Director of J-PARC Center is expected to manage the center with a full understanding of these strengths and the status of J-PARC as a "Global Public Facility" to maximize the research outcome while putting the first priority on users' needs. The nominee is requested to respect this fundamental management policy.


   In addition, the nominee should be a person of high integrity, having great insights into education and research. The nominee also should ensure the safety, maintenance and the upgrading of the large-scale accelerator research complex, address international cooperation and exchanges, development of human resources and compliance, and should make best efforts to build trust among neighbors in order to continue producing outstanding research outcomes. The nominee must also meet the following qualifications.


1) The nominee must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and distinguished research achievements in the fields of either nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, accelerator science, materials science, life science or the research using the accelerator including nuclear transmutation.
2) The nominee also must have a perspective, leadership and an administrative ability in order to further improve the J-PARC Center as the world's cutting-edge large-scale research facility and to contribute to the development of science and technology.

   The term of the Director is three years, which can be once extended up to six years if re-elected.

   The term of the next Director is expected to start on April 1, 2021.

1. Nomination should be accompanied by
1) Letter of Recommendation ( PDF, WORD )
2) A Brief curriculum vitae of the Candidate ( PDF, WORD )
3) Major Research Achievements of the Candidate ( PDF, WORD )
4) Reasons for the Recommendation ( PDF, WORD )
2. Nomination should be sent by postal mail to the address below and must reach us no later than December 7, 2020.
Chairperson of the Search Committee for the next Director of J-PARC Center
2-4, Shirakata, Tokai-mura Naka-gun, Ibaraki, 319-1195, Japan
3. For further details, please contact:
Administrative Division
J-PARC Center
Tel: +81-29-284-4851
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4. Provided personal information will be used only for the selection of the Director. Submitted documents will not be returned. Except for the information on the person who was selected as the Director, all the information will be securely destroyed one year after the submission.