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Engineer supports a wider range of research activities

Engineer is designed to provide the best research environment at each research unit or to support a wider range of research activities at NIMS.


2018.05.10 Permanent Engineer

Engineer [E18-00] Data Repository,

Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System, Materials Data Platform Center, Data System Group

Materials Data Platform Center (DPFC) constructs the world’s largest and highly functional materials data platform aiming to support the integrated materials development system. The Data System Group is responsible for designing the data system that allows users to deposit their data as resear...

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Recruiting information of permanent employed engineer

About this position

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This position is designed to provide the best research environment at each research unit or to support a wider range of research activities at NIMS. Position include:
  • Analytical work using TEM, EDX, XRD, chemical analysis, and so on.
  • Synthesis and processing of materials.
  • Creation and maintenance of databases or datasheets of metals, polymers, and crystal structures.
  • Management and maintenance of user facilities, such as the Tsukuba Magnet Laboratory.
About 50 engineer staff are working at NIMS now.

Object Person

Certain positions have minimal educational requirements (such as a Ph.D. degree).

Conditions for Employment

  • As a general rule the position is permanent (Retirement age 60). However the applicants may be accepted as five-year or less fixed term employees if the reviewers judge that final decision should be made after watching the performance of the applicants on the job. If this is the case, they can be reviewed for transfer to permanent engineers after a certain period of time.
  • Even under such fixed term employment, working conditions including annual income shall comply with the treatment of permanent employee. For instance, they are covered under the national public service personal mutual aid system. They also can apply Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by JSPS. Workmen's accident compensation and employment insurance are available.

Policy of Recruitment and Screening

  • Employment information is being announced worldwide through our website and advertisement on prestigious academic journals.
  • Candidates are selected through an impartial, multi-faceted examination process, which includes a review of the application documents and an interview.

Employment Data

Salaries (annual averages)

Salary depends on experience, skills, and age. Please ask for an estimate of your starting salary, before tax and payment of social insurance premiums.

Hiring to date (As of April 1, 2017)

  • FY2016: 4
  • FY2015: 4
  • FY2014: 7
  • FY2013: 5
  • FY2012: 5
  • FY2011: 2
  • FY2010: 0


Human Resources Development Group
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047 JAPAN
E-Mail: nims-recruit=nims.go.jp(Please change "=" to "@")
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN