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NIMS Engineer, Publisher 1

Fixed Term : Materials Data Platform Center, Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System

2018.02.16 Fixed Term Researcher

Field or Position NIMS Engineer, Publisher (Fixed Term )
Number of People 1
Affiliation Materials Data Platform Center Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System 
Job Summary National Institute for Materials Science has a publishing team, to devote open science forum for researchers via an online open access English language journal, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) and NIMS Monographs (http://www.springer.com/series/11599?detailsPage=titles). We are seeking an enthusiastic, well organized candidate, join its editorial team as Publishing team leader.

STAM publishes original research and review articles, is a source of timely and in-depth information for materials scientists worldwide. Notably, STAM is ranking in top 15% journals with its impact in materials science and multidisciplinary research journals. The journal focuses on a progress of materials informatics in response to data-driven materials science. We newly opened a web forum, STAM MI Forum at https://e-materials.net/stam/mi-forum/. The Publisher will be responsible to support the Forum as a part of journal publishing.

NIMS Monographs, specialized books in English covering from principle, theory and all recent application examples as NIMS Monographs series. NIMS places a unity of one study theme as a specialized book which was specialized in each particular field, and we try for publishing them as a series with the characteristic (production, application) of NIMS.

NIMS aims to produce STAM and NIMS Monograph to provide researchers with the latest advances to affect the practice of materials science.

Main Duties:
The Publisher will be responsible for the missions described below:
  • Publishing management of STAM and NIMS Monographs, to be a strong publishing team for the future publishing development
  • Publishing development in respond to the NIMS strategy, particularly data publishing approach to data-driven materials science
  • Management of Publishing and Editorial Boards
  • Management of Publishing team, budgetary plans following by the NIMS annual schedule
  • Promotion of publishing achievements as a publishing team, by collaboration with the mission of Materials Data Platform Center.
  • Three yeas experiences in editorial or publishing in academic publishing fields in science and technology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Japanese.
  • Excellent experience copy editing and proofreading skills with superb spelling, grammar and punctuation proficiency in a science-related magazine or journal.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and experiences web-based working environment.
  • Candidates who are interested and research in materials science are welcome.
  • Candidates who are interested in IT challenges in academic publishing, particularly data science are welcome.
Starting Date April 1, 2018 (or negotiated)
Term One year contract. Renewable up to five years in total, depending on the achievement.
Work Place National Institute for Materials Science, Sengen-site (Tsukuba city, Ibaraki)
Work Hours 7 hours per day, five days a week.
Holiday Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays.
Salary / Supply A full-time position with competitive salary within the NIMS regulations. Commuting allowance and national insurance are also included.
How to Apply
  1. CV with face photo
  2. Brief summary of your research accomplishments (up to 3 pages).
  3. List of publications or presentation of experiences as editor or publisher.
  4. Proposal of publishing plan of Focus issue (minimum 2 topics)
  5. Brief summary of your Ph.D. thesis up to 3 pages.
  6. Name and addresses of at least two referees.
Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy.
All documents should be sent to the following.
Delivery Address Mikiko Tanifuji, Pubishing Team
Materials Data Platform Center, National Institute for Materials Science
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047
Deadline As soon as the position is fulfilled.
How to Judge Document screening and a subsequent interview will be organized.
Contact to
Mikiko Tanifuji, Pubishing Team
Materials Data Platform Center, National Institute for Materials Science
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN