Employment

NIMS employs outstanding scientists from various countries


Researcher

2018.04.18 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R18-01] Materials science,

Taking into account the suitability of prospective employee, NIMS will assign among the promotion field.

NIMS is recruiting researchers from a wide range of fields on materials science. Researchers from any fields are accepted as long as their research is related to the materials. Applicants may have expertise in either fundamental or applied research. We welcome applicants from outside Japan and appl...


2018.04.18 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R18-02] Materials science (Applicants are limited to female researchers only.),

Taking into account the suitability of prospective employee, NIMS will assign among the promotion field.

NIMS is recruiting female researchers from a wide range of fields. Researchers from any fields are accepted as long as their research is related to the materials. Applicants may have expertise in either fundamental or applied research. We welcome applicants from outside Japan and applicants who have...



Recruitment in FY2018

The complete announcement of available permanent positions for researchers will be posted in the end of Apr 2018.
The closing date for applications will be 20 June 2018.

1. Position

  • Fields not particularly specified (Materials science): a few positions available
  • Field specified: 8 positions (one position / field)


2. Research field

  • R18-01  Materials science
  • R18-02  Materials science (Applicants are limited to female researchers only.)
  • R18-03  Development of single crystals with optical and electronic functions
  • R18-04  Materials for electromechanical coupling
  • R18-05  Rechargeable battery materials
  • R18-06  Electrochemical energy storage device
  • R18-07  Spintronics
  • R18-08  Theory of Magnetism
  • R18-09  Fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites (FRP) and adhesives
  • R18-10  Data driven materials science and engineering


Recruiting information of permanent employed researcher

Hiring Policy

  • NIMS employs outstanding scientists from various countries who have abundant knowledge and strong research skills in materials science.
  • We will welcome the application from female researchers, non-Japanese researchers and researchers who have careers in private companies.


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 researchers 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 can get an exemption from repayments of scholarship loan by JASSO (only for scholarships for graduate programs (category 1) received by March 31, 2004). 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.
  • The application documents should be prepared in English. The interviews should be given in English.
  • Candidates are selected through an impartial, multi-faceted examination process, which includes a review of the application documents and an interview.


Employment Data

Salaries (estimate, 2014)

  • Immediately after receiving a Ph.D. degree: 5.16 million Yen
  • Three years after receiving a Ph.D. degree: 5.52 million Yen
  • Eight years after receiving a Ph.D. degree: 7.11 million Yen


Hiring to date (As of April 1, 2017)

  • FY2016: 16
  • FY2015: 15
  • FY2014: 15
  • FY2013: 14
  • FY2012: 12
  • FY2011: 9
  • FY2010: 7


Inquiries

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
TEL.+81-(0)-29-859-2000
FAX.+81-(0)-29-859-2029