Postdoctoral Researcher 2 position

Fixed Term: Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials, Interface Electrochemistry Group

Field or Position Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)
Number of People 2 position
Affiliation Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials, Interface Electrochemistry Group 
Research Summary Data-driven approach for synthesis of water-splitting electrocatalysts or data-driven characterization of water-splitting electrode processes by using in-situ electrochemical techniques

Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.
Qualification Minimum qualifications:
  • a PhD within the last 5 years in inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, physical chemistry, data-science or related disciplines
  • Strong academic publication record
  • Experience in electrochemical experiments or strong motivation to learn electrochemistry
  • Confidence on own skills and knowledge
  • Ability and willingness to participate in research cruises- excellent knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • Interest and ability to learn other skills needed; ability to work on challenging tasks
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers, and technicians
Preferred qualifications:
  • Prior experience with organic synthesis
Starting Date 1st April 2024 or later
Term Maximum 12 months
* Renewal of the contract will be determined based on work performance, work attitude, progress of the work engaged in, workload at the end of the contract period, budget situation, and other factors.
* Each extension is maximum 12 months
* The maximum employment period shall not exceed five (5) years. This may be subject to change because of amendments to the Working Regulations.
Work Place National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki-site (Tsukuba City, Ibaraki)

The scope of the change of place of work shall be limited to each of the Employer’s site, as well as other locations separately approved by the Employer.
Work Hours 7 hours 45 minutes per day (negotiable as the flex-time system)
Holiday Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays
Salary / Supply
  • Remuneration will be decided based on your skills/experience, previous outcomes, and NIMS regulations.
  • Commuting allowance and national insurance will be covered.
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 Please send your application by e-mail, your CV (NIMS-CV is preferred), a list of publications, description of research experience and appealing points (1 page), and a list of 2 references (email and phone).
(Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy.)
Delivery Address The contact address below
Deadline Until qualified candidate is found.
How to Judge Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Contact to
Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
E-Mail: change "=" to "@")