The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Research Organization of Information and Systems

Call for Researchers on Materials Informatics

Research Subjects

  1. Development of machine learning methods for materials science (Materials Informatics)
  2. Integration of computer simulation (such as first-principles calculation, molecular dynamics simulation, and so on) and machine learning technologies

Related Projects

  1. ISM-MCC Frontier Materials Design Laboratory
  2. The main goal of this project is to put open science and open innovation into action under the academia-industry partnership. Engaging specific corporate R&D tasks is out of scope.

Position available

1 position for postdoctoral researcher (Project Assistant Professor or Project Associate Professor).

Working place

Working conditions and contract period

  • Full-time (nontenured)
  • Fixed term employee.
    • The initial contract is for 1 fiscal year, but can be renewed for a second fiscal year or later depending on performance evaluation and financial condition.  Salary will be competitive in accordance with ISM’s bylaws, with consideration of the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the candidate.

Closing date

July 31, 2019

Application procedure

In the application, please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of previous researches with your contribution and a research plan (two-pages or more), and names and contact addresses (email addresses) of two references. Submitted documents will be managed safely according to strict rules. Personal information received during the recruiting process will be used only for recruitment screening and appointment procedures, and not for any other purposes.

Selection method

Candidates will be selected based on submitted application material and an interview.
*A transportation fee can be reimbursed to the candidates from abroad.

Application materials

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. List of publications
  3. Statement of past researches and research plan (two-pages)
  4. Names and contact addresses (email) of two references (recommendation letters may be required to propose in later)

Please send applications by email with the subject “Application to a researcher position at ISM”.


Ryo Yoshida
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Research Organization of Information and Systems
10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8562, Japan
TEL: +81-50-5533-8534