NIMS strives to be a leading research institute for materials science across the world, and we are searching for people to work with.

One of the great features of International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) is to offer young researchers a position as ICYS Research Fellow, which enables to conduct an independent and self-directed research in various fields of materials science with full access to NIMS advanced research facilities.

The initial contract term is 3 years, renewed up to 5 years based on annual evaluation.*If the applicant is already in NIMS as a non-permanent researcher(Post doc et al.), the max contract term depends on work experience at NIMS. A research grant of 2 million JPY per year will be provided to each ICYS Research Fellow. In addition, each ICYS Research Fellow is able to get some advice on their research direction from mentors who are the experts in the similar research field in NIMS, and full clerical support by ICYS administrative assistants so that the Fellows can concentrate on their research. Furthermore, advantage is given when applying to NIMS permanent researcher position and about 50% of the applicants are accepted.

The recruitment for ICYS Research Fellows is twice a year in August and September, and in February and March.

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Inquiry for Recruitment

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