NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher 1 person

Fixed Term: Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Quantum Solid State Materials Group

Field or Position NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)
Number of People 1 person
Affiliation Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Quantum Solid State Materials Group 
Research Summary Elucidation of the coercivity mechanism by employing statistical physical approaches. The coercivity mechanism, closely related to the relaxation process from metastable states at finite temperatures, is a very important subject in non-equilibrium science. Theoretical research on permanent magnets has traditionally been developed based on micromagnetics. Recently, however, it is becoming increasingly clear that theoretical approaches on the atomic scale are required for a detailed understanding of coercivity. The successful candidate is expected to study physical properties of permanent magnets by applying and developing computational methods based on statistical physics.  
Duties are subject to change within the scope of the Employee’s position.
Qualification The applicant should hold a PhD degree, or should be expecting to obtain one by arrival. Familiarity with condensed matter physics and/or material science (especially, magnetism) as well as a working knowledge on programming skills for simulations is required.
Starting Date May or later, 2024 (negotiable)
Term One 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 term of employment will be until March 31, 2027. 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 a day, 5 days a week (negotiable as discretionary labor system)
*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 Monthly salary 317,570yen ~376,380yen (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 Candidates should send the following by e-mail in Word or pdf format.
  1. NIMS-CV (including an ID photo)
  2. List of publications, invited presentations, etc.
  3. Reprints of three selected papers
  4. Brief summary of past accomplishments
  5. Names and e-mail addresses of two references
Please note:
* Submitted documents will not be returned.
* Your personal information will be protected in accordance with the NIMS privacy policy.
Deadline Open until the position is filled.
How to Judge Candidates will be evaluated based on document screening and interviews. Please note that interviews may be conducted online.
Contact to
Dr. Masamichi Nishino
Quantum Solid State Materials Group,
Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA),
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
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