The International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) is now seeking a few researchers. Successful applicants are expected to pursue innovative research on broad aspects of materials science using most advanced facilities in NIMS. Please refer to the NIMS website for detailed information on the research environment in NIMS.

In the ICYS, we offer a special environment that enables young scientists to work independently based on their own idea and initiatives. All management and scientific discussions will be conducted in English. An annual salary 5.35 million yen (level of 2017) will be offered depending on qualifications and experience. In addition, research grant of 2 million yen per year will be supplied to each ICYS Research Fellow. The initial contract term is two years and may be extended by one more year depending on the person's performance.

We have recruiting in September and March every year.

All applicants must have obtained a PhD degree within the last ten years.

Promotion to NIMS Permanent Staff

A potential post-ICYS career path is to join NIMS as a permanent staff. Judged against large number of applicants from outside, ICYS members keep a good track record shown below.
(Ratio = accepted applicants from ICYS/number of applicants from ICYS)

FY 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Acceptance Ratio 6/10 4/7 6/8 4/6 5/6

Recruitment Information

* A few researcher positions available.

 Recruitment 2018, 1st

 Submission deadline:
 27th September, 2018

 Starting date:
 Earliest date 1st January, 2019, 1st September, 2019 at latest

 How to apply:
 Please click here


Inquiry for Recruitment

ICYS Recruitment Desk
National Institute for Materials Science
Sengen 1-2-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan

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