ICYS Research Fellowships in Japan

Recruitment (日本語は下に続きます)

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. Also, advantage is given when applying to NIMS permanent researcher position.

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 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Acceptance Ratio 2/5 1/3 3/3 6/10 4/7

Recruitment Information

A few position available 

  Recruitment 2021, 1st :

 Submission deadline: 30th September, 2021

Starting date:
 Earliest date 1st January, 2022, 1 st September,2022 at the latest.
 How to apply : 
 Please Click Here 






(比率= ICYSからの合格者数/ ICYSからの応募者数)

年度 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
ICYSからの合格者数/ICYSからの応募者数 2/5 1/3 3/3 6/10 4/7



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 応募書類提出期限: 2021年9月30日

着任日: 2022年1月1日以降できるだけ早い時期。遅くとも2022年9月1日着任。
 応募方法 :  こちらをクリックしてください  


Inquiry for Recruitment / 採用に関するお問い合わせ

ICYS Recruitment Desk
National Institute for Materials Science
Sengen 1-2-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan
email: icys-recruit=nims.go.jp

305-0047 茨城県つくば市千現1-2-1
email: icys-recruit=nims.go.jp =を@に置き換えてください。