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 the Doctoral programs of the NIMS - Yokohama National University joint Graduate Program 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 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 Groupnims-graduate@nims.go.jp by email, with a subject line of [Yokohama-NIMS GRA] 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.

  • 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 score certificate.
    The certificate must meet the following conditions.

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

    - IELTS Academic will be accepted for the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship application. However, the university only recognize TOEFL iBT / TOEIC L&R.

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

Schedule

2023-2024

20 September - 9 November, 2023 Application period of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
Mid October Distribution of the university admission guidelines
20-22 November Pre-assessment of Applicants' Qualifications
Late November Document screening result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
12-14 December University application period (online and postal delivery)
15 January, 2024 Interview at NIMS (2 days before the university entrance exam. may be arranged online)
17-18 January University entrance exam at university (may be arranged individually)
1 February - Result announcement of the university exam
- Result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
April 2024 University enrollment and Start of the employment as NIMS Junior Researcher