NIMS Postdoctral Reseacher 1

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

Field or Position NIMS Postdoctral Reseacher (Fixed Term)
Number of People 1
Affiliation Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN), Interface Electrochemistry Group 
Research Summary 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 information, please visit our group website.

Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.
  1. PhD in physics, chemistry or materials science
  2. Good practical knowledge and experience of DFT modelling and high-throughput calculations (Experience on simulating battery materials is highly desirable.)
  3. Good practical knowledge or strong interest in machine learning techniques
  4. Good skills or strong interest in scientific scripting/programming using Python, C++, and/or Fortran
  5. Willing to intensively contribute to the group activity as well as discussion with the collaborators
  6. Good skill of English writing and communication
Starting Date July 1st 2024 or after (negotiable)
Term 1 year
・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.
・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, Namimki-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 a day, 5 days a week
*Deemed working hours when the discretionary labor system is applied are 8 hours and 15 minutes per day.
Holiday Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, New Year Holidays, annual paid leave and other holidays as stipulated in the Working Regulations.
Salary / Supply To be determined in accordance with the Salary Regulations for Fixed Term Employees
*Fixed overtime pay included in monthly salary (Article 10, item 3 of the Salary Regulations for Fixed Term Employees)
Trial Period Two months from the start date of employment
Insurance Health insurance (MEXT Mutual Aid Association), Welfare Pension Insurance, Employment Insurance and Worker's 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:
  1. NIMS-CV with a photo
  2. List of research achievements (ex. original papers, conference proceedings, invited talks, awards, patents, prizes, etc.)
  3. Brief summary of your research accomplishments up to 2 pages
  4. PDF files of two main papers
  5. Names and e-mail addresses of two referees.
Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy. Application documents submitted will not be returned.
Deadline Until qualified candidates is found.
How to Judge After document screening, candidates will be contacted for interview.
Contact to
Dr. Randy Jalem
Interface Electrochemistry Group
Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN)
National Institute for Materials Science
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