[Excellent Young Researchers] R19-18 Materials data science (Researcher, Permanent)

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    National Institute for Materials Science
    Computer science
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    TechnologyChemical technology
    TechnologyComputer technology
    TechnologyMaterials technology
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    14/11/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Ibaraki
    See description

The candidate has been screened based on the procedure "Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)" by MEXT/JSPS. (The screening result has been announced on early July, 2019).

Then the selected candidate will be employed based on the procedure of National Institute for Materials Science.

[Job Title]
[Excellent Young Researcher R19-18 Materials data science]

[Job Summary]
This position is for accelerating new materials development with machine learning techniques which include “extraction of characteristic features of materials" and “generation or design of new candidate materials". Activity of this position should fit with a research to choose the adequate machine learning techniques for various kinds of materials systems. The activity is expected to enhance the understanding of relationship among the descriptors with different types of materials. Development of new machine learning methods is also expected when it is needed. Contribution to collaborative research with industry is also expected.

[Start-up funds]
Start-up fund up to 10 million yen is available depending on the research plan at the time of arrival is available.

[Assignment of the research division]
Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System (MaDIS)

[Address of work location and other information]
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
The place of work may be subject to change after employment.

[Number of positions]
Independent Scientist, 1 positions available

[Starting date]
Apr. 1, 2020 [Will discuss date]


Retirement age 60.
* Reemployment system after retirement in which the retiree is reemployed until the age of 65 if he/she wishes so is in place.

Work Hours:
Standard system: 7 hours 45 minutes. *The flextime system and the discretionary work system are in place.

Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3), annual paid leave, summer holidays, maternity leave, special leave for marriages and funerals, and other types of leave as specified in the rules of the institute.

Salary / Supply:
Salary will be decided based on experience, ability, etc.
An annual salary scheme is applied.
Please refer to:
for details (in Japanese).

Additional comments

*This recruitment [Excellent Young Researcher R19-18 Materials data science]/ Data Number: D119100996 and [Researcher R19-18 Materials data science]/ Data Number: D119100188 are the same Job Postings.
If you did not qualify as [Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers(LEADER)] by MEXT, please refer to the other job posting Data Number:D119100188.

[Job type ""Independent Scientist""]
""Assistant Professor level"" or ""Associate professor/Lecturer (full-time) level""
Not like other researchers who work under a group leader, each Independent Scientist is given autonomous research environment and support from mentors as research advisers and role models.

[Joint Participation by Men and Women]
NIMS is creating a friendly workplace environment for everyone because it believes that the endeavor to promote the full working and family lives of individuals with different values and lifestyles is beneficial to the institute.

- In 2009, NIMS has been certified as an institute implementing the Program for Child-rearing Support at Work based on the Act for the advancement of Measures to Support Raising the Next Generation of Children. NIMS has established a work environment that facilitates handling both a career and the responsibilities of raising children.
- Flexible working systems, such as the flex-time system and the discretionary work system, are in place.
Maternity leave, parenting leave, part-time work for child care, and family care leave, etc. are available.
- Personnel expenses to employ a technical or administrative staff for 1 year may be provided to researchers, engineers and administrative staffs who take care of children or other family members.
- NIMS supports female researchers. NIMS encourages applications from female candidates.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
National Institute for Materials Science

EURAXESS offer ID: 458046
Posting organisation offer ID: D119100996


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