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.
|Duties||Duties prescribed by the hosting professor/researcher are attributed to the NIMS employment regulations. The duties and responsibilities are related to the student’s research activities.|
Admission to one of the following 3 graduate programs at University of Tsukuba 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 graduate programs without leave of absence or withdrawal.
* NIMS Junior Researchers are not permitted to receive governmental scholarship including JSPS and any part-time jobs
|Contract||The contract is for one year, and is renewable every year up to three years for doctoral student and two years for master’s student. It will be terminated if the student failes to engage in activities as NIMS Junior Researcher, or leaves the program.|
|Probation Period||3 months|
It will be determined by the assessment of the candidate and the actual working days.
|Insurance Coverage||NIMS Junior Researchers will be covered by the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance.|
|Name of Recruiter||National Institute for Materials Science|
Send the following documents by email to NIMS Graduate Program Group ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), with a subject line of [Tsukuba-NIMS GRA] Application.
|1 September -
|Application period of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship|
|Late November||Document screening result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship||1-17 December||University application period|
|31 January -
1 February, 2022
|University entrance exam at University of Tsukuba|
|16 February||Result announcement of the university exam|
|Mid-Late February||Final result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship (Master's and Doctoral students)|
|April / October 2022||University enrollment and Start of the employment|