Application period is twice a year. (February – March, August – September)
Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree within the last 10 years
Flow from Application to Appointment
Apply for ICYS Research Fellow Position
Please be sure to check the
Notification of Document Screening Results
The result of document screening will be informed by email.
An interview will be conducted at NIMS campus or remotely which will be selected by ICYS Recruitment Desk. For details, please refer to the announcements from ICYS Recruitment Desk.
Notification of Final Results
The final result will be informed by email.
After completing the employment process with NIMS, research activities as ICYS Research Fellow will start.
How to Apply
Send the following documents by email to ICYS Recruitment Desk <icys-recruitnims.go.jp>, with a subject line of [ICYS Research Fellow Application].
Do not use HTML mail.
All documents must reach ICYS Recruitment Desk by application deadline (Japan Standard Time).
Please download ICYS designated forms (1, 2, and 5) below.
- 1. Application form [MS-Word]
- 2. CV [PDF]
- 3. PhD Certificate (If you are expected to obtain a PhD, required to submit a certificate of expected PhD.)
- 4. PDF files of three significant publications
- 5. List of DOI of journal publications [MS-Excel]
*Application documents must be prepared in English.
Inquiry for Recruitment
ICYS Recruitment Desk, National Institute for Materials Science1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047 JAPAN
|1st round||2nd round|
|Application period for ICYS Research Fellows||August 1 - September 28, 2023||February 1 - March 28, 2024|
|Notification of Document Screening Results||Late November||Late May|
|Interview||Late November – Late December||Late May – Late June|
|Notification of Final Results||Late December||Late June|
|Appointment||Earliest date January 1, 2024,
September 1, 2024, at the latest
|Earliest date August 1, 2024,
March 1, 2025, at the latest
|Research fields||Quantum Materials, Battery Materials, Magnetic Materials, Structural Materials, Data Science, Organic Materials, Biomaterials, Materials Analysis, Other Advanced Materials|
Applicants must fulfill all of the following conditions.
* In case it is not possible to submit a certificate of expected PhD by the application deadline, submit a letter of expected graduation by your supervisor.
|Duration of contract||
3 years under the initial contract, up to 5 years depending on annual evaluation.
*If the applicant is already in NIMS as a non-permanent researcher (Postdoc), the maximum contract term depends on work experience at NIMS.
|Salary and benefits||
|Place of work||National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN