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

Call for Researchers on Materials Informatics


We are developing the world’s largest database of polymer properties in collaboration with several universities and companies, using automated all-atom classical molecular dynamics simulation systems. We are currently recruiting two researchers with expertise in data science and computational chemistry (molecular simulation). The maximum term of appointment is five years.

Research subjects

  1. Development of algorithms and software for automated calculation of polymer properties (required skills: molecular dynamics simulation or quantum chemistry calculation)
  2. Data science or machine learning for polymeric materials (required skills: materials informatics or statistical machine learning)
  3. Research engineers for database development

Position available

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

Working place

The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM)

Research Organization of Information and Systems

Data Science Center for Creative Design and Manufacturing

Working conditions and contract period

Full-time (nontenured)

Fixed term employee. The initial contract is for 1 fiscal year, but it 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

September 14, 2021

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.

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”. In the statement of your research plan in (3), please state your view or idea on the possibility of using your knowledge and skills in materials informatics.


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