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  • The mandatory retirement age in Japan is being gradually raised. It is going up by one year for every two calendar years starting from April 2023, and will reach 65 years in April 2031. (So for those born on or after 2 April 1967, the mandatory retirement age will be 65.)
  • The mandatory retirement age for fiscal years 2023 and 2024 is 61.

Recruitment announcements for permanent positions

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  • Special open call (for permanent researcher positions equivalent to group leaders)

As a designated national research and development corporation, NIMS recruits publicly on the international stage to hire exceptionally talented researchers in the field of materials science to further strengthen its research capabilities. This recruitment is open to all materials-related fields of research, whether fundamental or applied. Each successful candidate will lead a new laboratory as a group leader.

  • International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) [fixed term]
Our International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) takes on young researchers (fixed-term) to independently pursue their own research projects based on original ideas. These ICYS Research Fellows have the opportunity to work in NIMS's excellent research environment. The initial term is three years, with the possibility of annual renewal based on evaluation, up to a maximum of five years. (These terms may vary for those joining from within NIMS, depending on their NIMS employment history.) An annual research budget of 2 million yen is provided, along with mentoring and administrative support that allows for a focus on research. There are also preferential measures when applying for permanent research positions at NIMS at the end of the term, with approximately half of applicants being hired permanently. Open calls for ICYS Research Fellows are twice a year, in August/September and February/March.

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  • 2024.07.12

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Soft Chemistry Group

    Synthesis of novel nanosheets by delamination of layered compounds via soft chemical process and functional development

  • 2024.07.11

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials ,Solid State Battery Ionics Group

    Computational science research on the development of Solid-state battery materials and ion dynamics analysis. Specifically, analysis of electronic properties and ion transport at battery materials and...

  • 2024.07.11

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)

    Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials ,Spintronics Group

    Postdoctoral position in the development on novel magnetic tunnel junctions for MRAM applications

  • 2024.07.09

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials ,Molecular Mechatronics Group

    This project funded from NIMS focuses on the development of soft actuators using ionic liquid-crystalline polymers, amphiphilic block polymers, and redox-active conjugated polymers and their applicati...

  • 2024.07.05

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)

    Center for Basic Research on Materials ,Nanoprobe group

    The postdoctoral researcher is expected to mainly contribute to design and development of functional organic materials (molecules, polymers, and two-dimensional organic nanomaterials) based on organic...

  • 2024.07.03

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Electronic and Optical Materials ,Ultra-wide Bandgap Semiconductors Group

    Development and characterization of wide-bandgap semiconductors MEMS or Electronics or optical devices. (Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee's position)

  • 2024.07.03

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics ,Nanoparticle Group

    Synthesis of colloidal nanostructuresDuties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2024.07.02

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Functional Nanomaterials Group

    Development of functional inorganic nanosheets Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2024.06.24

    Researcher Terminable
    Post Doctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials ,Mechanobiology Group

    Development and applications of liquid culture scaffoldsDuties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2024.06.22

    Engineer Terminable
    NIMS Engineer (Fixed Term)

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials ,Mechanobiology Group

    Design and synthesis of organic and polymeric compounds. Preparation of their assemblies and analyses on the resultant structures and properties.

  • 2024.06.14

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctral Reseacher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN) ,Hydrogen Ion Materials Group

    The successful candidate will work on the design and exploration, characterization of new electrocatalyst for CO2 reduction reaction by experiment and DFT calculations.Duties are subject to change wit...

  • 2024.06.11

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials ,Magnetic Recording Materials Group

     A post-doc position on magnetic recording material research. A successful candidate is expected to pursue research works on the development of advanced magnetic storage media. For example, fabri...

  • 2024.06.11

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials ,Magnetic Recording Materials Group

     A post doc position on the thin film fabrication for 3-dimentional magnetic recording media and/or permanent magnet with less rare earth element and their magnetic and microstructure characteriz...

  • 2024.06.07

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials ,Electrochemical Energy Conversion Team

    *Artificial Intelligence assisted experiment for ultra-accelerated discovery of  novel electrocatalysts for water electrolysers*Data-driven characterization of water-splitting electrocatalysts by...

  • 2024.06.04

    Technical Staff Terminable
    Technical staff

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials , Smart Polymers Group 

    Polymer synthesis, cell experiments, some animals experiemnts. Analysis of experimental data. Other necessary research-related work.Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee&rsquo...

  • 2024.05.21

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics ,2D Quantum Materials Group

    Exploring quantum properties of two-dimensional materials through 1. Preparation of two-dimensional materials and heterostructures / 2. Optical properties characterization / 3. device fabricationsDuti...

  • 2024.05.05

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials ,Data-driven polymer Design Group

    The postdoctoral researcher is expected to mainly contribute to design and development of new polymer materials.He/she will develop functional polymer materials related to circular economy.The designe...

  • 2024.04.12

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Structural Materials ,Materials Evaluation Field, Structural Thermodynamics Group

    Develop a program utilizing the phase-field method to replicate the nanostructure formation process in FePt-based magnetic recording media, supporting the research and development of novel magnetic re...

  • 2024.04.12

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Structural Materials ,Materials Evaluation Field, Structural Thermodynamics Group

    Construction of a machine learning model for the nano-scale structure of FePt-based magnetic recording media.Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2024.04.11

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctral Reseacher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN) ,Interface Electrochemistry Group

    The successful candidate will work on the design and analysis of all-solid-state battery materials by high-throughput density functional theory calculations and machine learning methods. For more info...

  • 2024.04.09

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics ,Neuromorphic Devices Group

    Fabrication and evaluation of spintronics-based neuromorphic devices.Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2024.04.08

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctral Researcher

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials ,Electrochemical Nano-Bio Group

    Elucidation of bioelectron transfer mechanisms through electrochemical experiments using microorganismsDuties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2024.04.02

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Quantum Solid State Materials Group

    Elucidation of the coercivity mechanism by employing statistical physical approaches. The coercivity mechanism, closely related to the relaxation process from metastable states at finite temperatures,...

  • 2024.02.21

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Functional Nanomaterials Group

    Development of carbon nanotube (CNT) based nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and sensors, such as: growth and fabrication of CNT NEMS devices. characterization, manipulation and measurements ...

  • 2024.02.08

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials ,Interface Electrochemistry Group

    Data-driven approach for synthesis of water-splitting electrocatalysts or data-driven characterization of water-splitting electrode processes by using in-situ electrochemical techniquesDuties are subj...

  • 2024.01.31

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Thermal Energy Materials Group

    Experimental research on thermoelectric properties of inorganic compounds and/or TEG module developmentDuties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2024.01.31

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Thermal Energy Materials Group

    Development of thermal conductivity measurements and analysisDuties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.

  • 2023.12.19

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM) ,Materials Manufacturing Field, High Temperature Materials Group

    “Synthesis Process and Thermal Property Evaluation of Silica Insulation Material”This project aims at development of refined material and process for the next-generation insulation product...

  • 2023.12.11

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Frontier Molecules Group

    The postdoctoral researcher is expected to mainly contribute to design and synthesis of new NIR-light responsive compounds. He/she will develop functional soft and/or polymer materials related ...

  • 2023.12.01

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral position

    Center for Basic Research on Materials ,Data-driven Materials Research Field, Data-driven Materials Design Group

    The postdoctoral researcher is expected to study material science by using machine learning and ab-initio simulation.

  • 2023.11.30

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher

    Center for Basic Research on Materials ,Materials Modeling Group

    The plastic deformation behavior of metals has not yet been fully clarified. In particular, the interaction between slip systems has yet to be quantitatively determined, and techniques for predicting ...

  • 2023.10.12

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN) ,Rechargeable Battery Materials Group

    Characterization of Na-ion battery Development of Na-ion full cell Characterization of thermal stability of Na-ion battery materials

  • 2023.10.03

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental materials (GREEN) ,Rechargeable Battery Materials Group

    Research and development of advanced Li batteries. Li metal negative electrode Si-based negative electrode

  • 2023.09.26

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental materials (GREEN), Devision of Battery Materials ,Rechargeable Battery Materials Group

    Development and characterization of novel electrolyte and electrode materials for multivalent-metal based batteries.

  • 2023.09.13

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN) ,Photovoltaic Materials Group

    Fabrication of highly efficient perovskite solar cells Develop high-band-gap perovskite materials and improve performance

  • 2023.09.04

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials

    R&D for JST-START (Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology) "CO2 recovery from methane/CO2 mixtures containing high-concentration CO2 using polymer sorbents"...

  • 2023.08.21

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Functional Chromophores Group

    The Yamauchi Materials Space Tectonics JST-ERATO project invite applications for one postdoctoral researcher in the fields of Additive Manufacturing, Supramolecular Chemistry, and/or Electrochemis...

  • 2023.07.21

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Functional Chromophores Group

     JST-ERATO Yamauchi’s Materials Space-Tectonics Project In this ERATO, we will create novel “inorganic nanosolids” containing internal nanospaces, as unprecedented nanospac...

  • 2023.07.11

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) ,Quantum Materials Simulation Group

    Theoretical study of complex nano-scale materials (Si, Ge, GaN, ..)  using large-scale DFT and machine-learning techniques

  • 2023.07.03

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN) ,Rechargeable Battery Materials Group

    Characterization of Zn-ion battery Study of metal deposition/dissolution

  • 2023.06.23

    Researcher Terminable
    Special Researcher

    Research Center for Macromolecules and Biomaterials ,Molecular Design and Function Group

    Organic synthesis and preparation of organic thin films Organic single crystal growth Other necessary research-related work and work under the direction of superiors

  • 2023.05.31

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN) ,Battery Interface Control Group

    Synthesis and development of solid-state battery materials. Liquid-phase processes for developing solid-state batteries. Development of operando techniques for solid-state battery characterization.

  • 2023.05.17

    Researcher Terminable
    NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher

    Center for Basic Research on Materials ,Nanoprobe Group

    The successful candidate will work on on-surface chemistry with high-resolution atomic force microscope/scanning tunneling microscope system, operating in ultra-high vacuum at low temperature.

  • 2023.04.18

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials

     Solid-state battery materials and ion dynamics analysis using NMR and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). Development of an operando analysis method using SIMS.

  • 2023.04.07

    Researcher Terminable
    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Center for Basic Research on Materials, Advanced Materials Characterization Field ,Quantum Beam Diffraction Group

    Materials informatics for fuel cell catalysts and/or Surface measurements under vac & spectroscopy for electrocatalysts