AIST:Job Opportunities

The third round of 2015 AIST Recruitment of Research Scientists is closed.

All the application documents must reach our office no later than the following time and date.

・5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2016 (Japan Standard Time)


・An application document must be produced by using the template specified by AIST.
・The produced document must be sent by POST to our office, and email attachments are never be acceptable.
・Please click “application_procedure” in the right panel and follow the application instruction carefully, otherwise, evaluations
are not applied.


Research Scientist

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is one of the largest government research organizations in Japan, with about 2,300 researchers and 650 research administrative members. AIST promotes fundamental R&D activities in the pursuit of problem-solutions for industrial sciences and technologies. AIST also reinforces various functions of “Bridge-building”, aiming to come into practical use of AIST’s research achievements by collaborating with academic and industrial organizations. AIST has, therefore, been conducting researches on leading edge technologies for incubating and enhancing innovation, as well as conducting fundamental researches on intellectual infrastructure such as geological survey, metrology, and measurements.

AIST recruits talented researchers who have high level of specialties, research performance, and intelligence, together with positive mind for R&D collaboration with industries and academia.

Position Available

Type C (Fixed-term of two to five years) 
- AIST seeks researchers who participate in various AIST projects supported by the external fund. AIST recruits many talented researchers with specialized knowledge to promote the projects. Applicants should possess, or be scheduled to earn, a doctoral degree before the day of employment. Applicants with equivalent qualification are also welcomed.
-  The tenure evaluation will not be carried out. Exclusive working duty is imposed for Type C positions, and several restrictions on research activities may be applied to this type of positions. The candidate may be re-employed for another 5 years. Renewal of her/his employment contract will be determined by an examination for an assessment of her/his performance of missions and mutual contributions to AIST.

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