Research Position at ICYS, NIMS, Japan

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.http://www.nims.go.jp/eng/index.html.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 between 5.03 and 5.35 million yen (level of 2009) will be offered depending on qualification and experience. The basic contract term is two years and may be renewed to one additional year depending on the person’s performance. A research grant of 2 million yen per year will be supplied to the ICYS researcher.All applicants must have obtained a PhD degree within the last ten years. Applicants should submit an application form, which can be downloaded from our web site, together with a resume (CV) and a list of publications. A research proposal on an interdisciplinary or integrated area related to the materials science should also be submitted. The application letter should reach the following address via e-mail or air mail by March 31, 2010.Visit this website for more details http://www.nims.go.jp/icys/newicys/.ICYS Administrative Office,National Institute for Materials ScienceSengen 1-2-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JapanE-mail:?icys-recruit@nims.go.jp