NIMS Junior

NIMS offers the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship to doctoral/master’s students who aspire to a career as researchers in materials science. The assistantship carries a monthly stipend to assist academically deserving students in fulfilling their academic goals. Those students appointed as NIMS Junior Researcher will enable to gain insight into their research career by “hands on” experience of working on latest research projects, without financial hardship.

Outline

Duties NIMS offers NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship to excellent students in the doctoral course of Materials Science and Engineering. The assistantship carries a monthly stipend to assist academically deserving students in fulfilling their academic goals. Those students appointed as NIMS Junior researcher will enable to gain insight into their research career by "hands on" experience of working on latest research projects.
Eligibility

NIMS Junior Researchers are required to have sufficient research ability to be involved in the research.

Applicants are expected to have a Master's degree in materials science, metallurgical engineering, physics or chemistry prior to the admission. Admission to the Course of Advanced Nanotechnology and Engineering, Kyushu University is a prerequisite for the assistantship.

※ The employment occurs when the students are enrolled in the graduate programs without leave of absence or withdrawal.

※ NIMS Junior Researchers are not permitted to receive a concurrent scholarship, such as JSPS or governmental scholarship, and any part-time jobs

Contract The contract is one year, and is renewable every year up to three years. The contract will be terminated if the student fails to demonstrate his/her excellence in research or leaves the program.
Probation Period 3 months
Monthly Stipend

Approximately 180,000 JPY for 13 days work per month
It will be determined by the assessment of the candidate and the actual working days.

Insurance Coverage by Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
Name of Recruiter National Institute for Materials Science

How to Apply

Send the following documents by email to NIMS Graduate Program Group ( nims-graduate@nims.go.jp ), with a subject line of [Kyushu-NIMS] Application.

  • Application form
    - Please refer the sample application form.
    - Please include the contact details of at least two references. We may directly contact the references regarding the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae (No specific format required. You may use this format if necessary.)
  • Academic transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate
  • Scanned copy of the valid TOEFL iBT / TOEIC L&R /IELTS Academic score certificate.

    - The result score from the exam taken within 2 years is valid.

    - TOEFL ITP (Institutional Test Program), TOEIC IP (Institutional Program) and IELTS (General Training Module) are not acceptable.

Schedule

2022-2023

12 April - 6 June Application period of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
Late May Distribution of the university admission guidelines
Early June Pre-assessment of Applicants' Qualifications (for universyt application, if applicable)
Mid June Document screening result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
Mid July University application period
23 August
(subject to change)
Interview at NIMS (will be conducted online)
25 August
(subject to change)
University entrance exam at Kyushu University
October 2022 entry
Early September Result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
October 2022 University enrollment and Start of the employment
April 2023 entry
mid February 2023 Result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
April 2023 University enrollment and Start of the employment