NIMS Junior

NIMS offers the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship to doctoral 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

Admission to Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at Osaka University is a prerequisite for the assistantship. NIMS Junior Researchers are required to have sufficient research ability to be involved in the research.

* The employment occurs when the students are enrolled in the following graduate program without leave of absence or withdrawal.
- “Materials Informatics Laboratory”in Department of Information Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

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

Please see the FAQ for the details.

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

It will be determined by the assessment of the candidate and the actual working days.

  • Doctoral student : approx. 200,000 JPY for 14 days work per month
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 [Osaka-NIMS] Application.

  • Application form in word format- Please refer the sample (pdf format).
    - Please include the contact details of at least two references. We may directly contact the references regarding the application.
    - The 14th item (questions for Master's candidates) and 15th item (travel grant) on the application form do not apply to NIMS Junior applicants for this program. Please submit them without description.
  • 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 certificate must meet the following conditions.

    - 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.

    - Only TOEIC Listening &Reading or TOEFL iBT are recognized in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. Please see the application details on the university website.

Schedule

2024-2025

Available now Distribution of the university admission guidelines
3 April- 30 May,2024 Application period of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
Early June Document screening result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
27-31 May Pre-assessment of Applicants' Qualifications (for university application, if applicable)
24-28 June University application period
25 July Interview at NIMS (will be conducted online)
29 July or 30 July University entrance exam at Osaka University (may be arranged individually)
19 August 2024 Result announcement of the university exam
October 2024 entry
19 August 2024 Result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
October 2024 University enrollment and Start of the employment as NIMS Junior Researcher
April 2025 entry
Late February 2025 Result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
April 2025 University enrollment and Start of the employment as NIMS Junior Researcher