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Outreach Staff / Science Communicator 1 position available

Fixed Term : International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA)

2019.08.23 Fixed Term Admin Staff

Field or Position Outreach Staff / Science Communicator (Fixed Term )
Number of People 1 position available
Affiliation International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA) 
Job Summary
The International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA) has been established within the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) as the world's top-level research center under the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Program) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
We are exploring world-class nanotechnology research under an international research environment.
The WPI-MANA Outreach team dispatches WPI-MANA's latest research findings both in and out of Japan, and promotes understanding of science and technology for various people.
As a member of the WPI-MANA Outreach team, those who apply for this job will be required to promote the following tasks.
  • Publications (pamphlets, brochures, etc.)
  • Managing WPI-MANA ​​official website and SNS channels
  • Releasing news letters (Research Highlights and featured topics, etc.) for overseas media and journalists
  • Planning and managing various events to promote science and technology
  • Accepting visitors
  • Holding / participating joint projects with other WPI institutes (13 as of April 2019), etc.

World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Program):
  • Have an undergraduate degree in natural science / engineering / art / design, or have practical experience in public relations / outreach.
  • English speaking and writing skills (TOEIC 720+ points). Those who do not speak Japanese as a native language must have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1.
  • Communication skills and the challenging spirit are critical factors.
Starting Date November 1, 2019
Term One year (possibly renewable with annual evaluation)
Work Place National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki-Site (Tsukuba City, Ibaraki)
Work Hours 7 hours 45 minutes a day (8:30-17:15,lunchtime:12:00-13:00) and 5 days a week
Possibility of overtime work / holiday work for events, etc.
Holiday Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays
Salary / Supply Supply Followed by NIMS Regulations. National Insurance is Included.
Employer President, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
How to Apply Send the following items by email.
  1. CV with Your Photo
  2. Past work / Activities
  3. Self-Promotion (1 Page / A4 Size)
  4. Ideas or proposals for science outreach activities (1 Page / A4 Size)
* Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy.
* The submitted documents will be used only for the purpose of selection. Result will be sent only to successful applicants.
* If attached file size exceeds 8MB, please send separately.
* If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Deadline Until the Position is Filled.
How to Judge Document Screening and Interview.
Contact to
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA)
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
E-Mail: mana-recruit=ml.nims.go.jp (Please change "=" to "@")