ICYS Research Fellow (Post-doctoral Researcher) A few positions available

Fixed Term: ICYS

Field or Position ICYS Research Fellow (Post-doctoral Researcher) (Fixed Term)
Number of People A few positions available
Affiliation ICYS 
Job Summary Pursue independent research based on your original innovative ideas on materials in the  best research environment of NIMS.
Research Fields: 
  • Quantum Materials
  • Battery Materials
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Structural Materials
  • Data Science
  • Organic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials Analysis
  • Other Advanced Materials
Qualification Applicants must fulfill all of the following conditions.
  1. Pursue research independently based on your own research plan.
  2. Have a Ph.D. obtained within 10 years or expect to be awarded a Ph.D. by the date of appointment.
* In case it is not possible to submit a certificate of expected Ph.D. by the application deadline, submit a letter of expected graduation by your supervisor.
Starting Date Earliest date 1st January, 2024, 1st September, 2024 at the latest
Term Initially 3 years, renewed up to 5 years based on annual evaluation.
*If the applicant is already in NIMS as a non-permanent researcher (Post doc et al.), the max contract term depends on work experience at NIMS.
Work Place Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Work Hours The discretionary labor system will be applied. It is deemd appropriate that candidates work for 8 hours and 15 minutes per day. Telecommuting program is available (up to 4 days per month).
Holiday Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3), annual paid leave, summer holidays, maternity leave, and other types of leave as specified in the Working Regulations for Fixed Term Employees.
Salary / Supply Annual salary 6.04 million yen~ (social insurance premiums and taxes included)
Commuting allowance *limited
※Advantages are given when applying for NIMS permanent researcher position.
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 documents by email to ICYS Recruitment Desk 
Subject line: [ICYS Research Fellow Application] 
Please download ICYS designated forms from ICYS Official Website.
  1. Application form
  2. CV
  3. Ph.D. Certificate (If you are expected to obtain a Ph.D., submit a certificate of expected Ph.D.)
  4. PDF files of three significant publications
  5. List of DOI of journal publications

  • Application documents must be prepared in English
  • All documents must reach ICYS Recruitment Desk by application deadline (Japan Standard Time).
  • Please be sure to provide a contact email address. (Mobile phone email addresses are not acceptable).
  • Emails must be sent in text format.
  • Application documents will not be returned.
  • Your personal information is appropriately managed under the NIMS Regulations for Protection of Personal Information.
Deadline by 28 September, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)
How to Judge After document screening, short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Contact to
ICYS Recruitment Desk
E-Mail: icys-recruit=nims.go.jp(Please change "=" to "@")