Postdoctoral position 1 position available

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

Field or Position Postdoctoral position (Fixed Term)
Number of People 1 position available
Affiliation Center for Basic Research on Materials, Data-driven Materials Research Field, Data-driven Materials Design Group 
Research Summary The postdoctoral researcher is expected to study material science by using machine learning and ab-initio simulation.
  1. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or expect to receive it by the start of employment.
  2. Candidates with a background in materials science, physics, spintronics and/or computational science with programming skills are eligible.
  3. They would preferably have experience using ab-initio software such as AkaiKKR, SPRKKR, VASP and QuantumEspresso.
  4. Candidate is expected to be able to communicate about research in Japanese or English and be willing to work with co-researchers to carry out research.
Starting Date As early as possible
Term 1 year (renewable for a second year by mutual agreement)
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 Dr. Yuma Iwasaki (see below):
  1. CV with your picture
  2. List of recent/relevant publications including papers, conference talks
  3. A brief summary of your work accomplishments (1 page / A4 format)
  4. Self-promotion (1 page / A4 format)
  5. Reprints: PDF files of 3 papers maximum when applicable
  6. Names, affiliations, and contact details of at least two referees
※Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy.
※Please note that the submitted documents cannot be returned.
Deadline Until the position is filled.
How to Judge Document screening and interview (web-interview is possible). The submitted documents will be used only for the selection.
Contact to
Dr. Yuma Iwasaki
Data-driven Materials Design Group,
Center for Basic Research on Materials (CBRM),
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044
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