The International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) is now seeking a few researchers. Successful applicants are expected to pursue innovative research on broad aspects of materials science using most advanced facilities in NIMS. Please refer to the NIMS website for detailed information on the research environment in NIMS.

In the ICYS, we offer a special environment that enables young scientists to work independently based on their own idea and initiatives. All management and scientific discussions will be conducted in English. An annual salary 5.35 million yen (level of 2019) will be offered depending on qualifications and experience. In addition, research grant of 2 million yen per year will be supplied to each ICYS Research Fellow. The initial contract term is two years and may be extended by one more year depending on the person's performance.

We have recruiting in September and March every year.

All applicants must have obtained a PhD degree within the last ten years.

Promotion to NIMS Permanent Staff

A potential post-ICYS career path is to join NIMS as a permanent staff. Judged against large number of applicants from outside, ICYS members keep a good track record shown below.
(Ratio = accepted applicants from ICYS/number of applicants from ICYS)

FY 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Acceptance Ratio 1/3 3/3 6/10 4/7 6/8

Recruitment Information

Currently, we have no researcher positions available. 

  The next recruitment (Recruitment 2021, 1st) is September, 2021 :
  for the details, we announce it around mid of August, 2021
 Starting date:
 Earliest date 1st January, 2022, 1 st September,2022 at the latest.
 How to apply : 
please see the last recruitment webpage for your reference
 Recruitment 2020, 2nd 


Inquiry for Recruitment

ICYS Recruitment Desk
National Institute for Materials Science
Sengen 1-2-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan

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