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NIMS employs outstanding scientists from various countries

* Applicants for Excellent Young Researchers are requested to apply for the following recruitment (R19-01 to R19-11) as an advance notice to NIMS. The closing date for applications will be 19 June 2019.


Researcher

2019.05.09 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-12] Materials data science,

Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System (MaDIS), Taking into account the suitability of prospective employee, NIMS will assign among the promotion field. (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Division.)

This position is for accelerating new materials development with machine learning techniques which include “extraction of characteristic features of materials” and “generation or design of new candidate materials”. Activity of this position should fit with a research to choos...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-01] Materials science,

Taking into account the suitability of prospective employee, NIMS will assign among the promotion field., (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

NIMS is recruiting researchers from a wide range of fields on materials science. Those are Materials Engineering (structural materials, ceramics, nanoparticles and powders), Applied Physics (device materials, compound semiconductor, sensor, battery materials, magnetic materials, nanomaterials), Mate...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-02] Materials science (Applicants are limited to female researchers only.),

Taking into account the suitability of prospective employee, NIMS will assign among the promotion field., (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

NIMS is recruiting female researchers from a wide range of fields on materials science. Those are Materials Engineering (structural materials, ceramics, nanoparticles and powders), Applied Physics (device materials, compound semiconductor, sensor, battery materials, magnetic materials, nanomaterials...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-03] Piezoelectric and electrostrictive materials,

Research Center for Functional Materials, Taking into account the suitability of prospective employee, NIMS will assign among the promotion field., (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

This position is for development of materials for efficient conversion between electric energy and mechanical energy. Particularly, the development must aim to solve unfixed problems in existing piezoelectric and electrostrictive materials and structures used for electromechanical coupling and to ut...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-04] Multi-scale Computational Materials Science,

Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, Interface Computational Science Group, (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

The qualified candidate will conduct computational research on science and technology of various materials and surfaces/interfaces, related to battery and catalyst. In particular, she/he will explore multi-scale reactions and processes, which can't be treated properly by atomistic first-principles/q...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-05] Magnetization dynamics measurement,

Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials, Magnetic Recording Materials Group, (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

Research for efficient magnetization switching in magnetic films with high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA). Measure the magnetization dynamics of high-PMA thin films under external energies such as heat, light and microwave in order to optimize materials for increasing the areal density in m...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-06] Structural ceramics, Ceramic matrix composites (CMC),

Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM), Ceramic Matrix Composites Group, (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

Material design of ceramic matrix composites and structural ceramics; development of processing for realizing the design; development of evaluation techniques for mechanical properties and fracture mechanism of their materials; investigation for CMC inspection technologies.* Applicants for Excellent...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-07] Strength of materials, physical metallurgy,

Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM), Materials Strength Standard and Technology Group, (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

Study on analysis and assessment of microstructural change and damage mechanism during long-term creep exposure at the elevated temperatures by use of long-term creep data and crept specimens accumulated in NIMS Creep Data Sheet project, to clarify creep mechanism of creep resistant materials in con...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-08] Welding, Joining technology,

Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM) , Welding and Joining Technology Group, (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

Study of the welding and joining technology for new structural materials. In particular, focus is on research of arc (plasma) physics, high temperature heat phenomenon and control of arc welding process and characteristics of joints. Furthermore, it is required to have leadership about the research ...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-09] Mechanobiology Material,

MANA (International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics), Mechanobiology Group, (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

Research on mechanobiology, which focuses on force in life phenomena and diseases, through the development of materials for the force measurement/control and devices for drug discovery and therapy based on the concept of mechanobiology.* Applicants for Excellent Young Researchers are requested to ap...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-10] Nano-Bioscience,

MANA (International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics), Soft Chemistry Group , (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

We recruit a talented researcher specialize in the synthesis of nanoparticles showing novel optical phenomena due to quantum-confined, and in their applications by means of well-controlled surface and self-assembly. In particular, the researcher is required to develop the research field on photonics...


2019.04.12 Permanent Researcher

Researcher [R19-11] Surface and interface physical analysis, surface spectroscopy,

Research Center for Advanced Measurement and Characterization, Surface Physics and Characterization Group, (The Excellent Young Researcher will be treated as an independent scientist of the Research Center.)

Accelerate research on hydrogen materials and hydrogen behavior in the materials by new approach based on surface science and physics, using ultra-high vacuum measuring equipment. Design and build new materials from nano-science point by development of original machine, as SIMS or ESD with high spat...



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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 in FY2019)

  • Immediately after receiving a Ph.D. degree: 6.27 million Yen (estimate)
  • Five years after receiving a Ph.D. degree: 6.7 million Yen (estimate)
  • Ten years after receiving a Ph.D. degree: 8.07 million Yen (estimate)

The above data are based on an annual salary scheme that consists of basic salary, achievement allowance and other benefits, such as the ablitiy allowance, the terminal allowance, the diligenece allowance and the retirement allowance.
The above data are just for reference.


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 "@")