NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher 1

Fixed Term: Center for Basic Research on Materials, Materials Modeling Group

Field or Position NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)
Number of People 1
Affiliation Center for Basic Research on Materials, Materials Modeling Group 
Research Summary 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 macroscopic plastic deformation behavior are still in their infancy. In this study, we are engaged in research on crystal plasticity analysis of metals including compounds, aiming to establish a methodology for predicting macroscopic plastic deformation behavior by means of calculations and experiments.
  • The applicant should (or is expected to) have a Ph.D. degree.
  • Research experience in crystal plasticity analysis is highly preferred
  • Experience with Python programming is highly preferred.
  • Experience with experimental studies on mechanical properties of metals is preferred.
Starting Date January 1st 2024 or after
Term 1 Year (renewable up to 5 years with Annual Evaluation, depending on group budget)
Work Place National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki site (Tsukuba City, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan)
Work Hours 7 hours 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week (discretionary work system, in which case deemed
working hours are 8 hours 15 minutes per day)
Holiday Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and other regulations of the Organization
Salary / Supply
  • Determine based on experience and skills based on the fixed-term staff salary
  • rules of the Organization.
  • Commuting allowance available (payment conditions, upper limit available)
  • Supply followed by NIMS regulations. National Insurance is included.
Trial Period We set a probationary period.
Insurance Health insurance (MEXT Mutual Aid Association), Welfare Pension Insurance, Employment
Insurance and Workers’ accident Compensation Insurance. You will be automatically enrolled
in these insurances when working conditions meet the requirements.
Employer President, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
How to Apply Send the following items by email to (Please change "=" to "@")
  1. Statement of purpose
  2. Curriculum Vitae with your Photo (in the format specified by NIMS)
  3. List of Publications
  4. Brief Summary of Your Research Accomplishments (2 Page of A4 Size)
  5. Contact details of two references
Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy.
Delivery Address Same as contact below
Deadline Until the positions is filled.
How to Judge After document screening, candidates will be contacted for interview.
Contact to
Dr. Masahiko Demura
Center for Basic Research on Materials (CBRM)
Materials Modeling Group
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
E-Mail: change "=" to "@")