All the application documents must reach our office no later than the following time and date.
・5:00 p.m. on May 11, 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
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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.
Type A (Tenure-track Position, Fixed-term of five years)
- AIST seeks researchers having potential to lead the development of industrial science in a mid- and long-term perspective. Applicants should possess, or be scheduled to earn, a doctoral degree before the day of employment. Applicants with equivalent qualification are also welcomed. The employee can move to a tenured position after undergoing a successful review on his/her performance on the job.
Furthermore, the applicants for Type A which are especially approved by employment committee may be employed for Type A (Tenure-track position, fixed-term of less than 5 years, e.g. 3 years) or Type B.
Type B (Tenured Position with Age Retirement System for Mid-career Recruitment)
- AIST recruits mid-career researchers with outstanding experience in various research fields. AIST strongly expects them to be the core of research groups and to make a significant social contribution through the research projects. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification.
Applicants for Type A (Type B) positions can be employed for Type B (Type A), and the decisions are made, based on evaluations of carriers, experiences, and future potentials of the applicants.
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.
Type D (Fixed-term of five years)
- AIST recruits excellent research scientists with outstanding research achievements or experiences of R&D managements. This type of positions is provided for such excellent research scientists to promote extensively specific research projects in a timely and efficient manner from all over the globe. Successful candidates will be employed by “Annual Salary System,” in which salary is determined flexibly based on their research achievements, experiences, and potential. Applicants are requested to establish “Techno-bridge” functions, i.e., Technology Transfer for Innovation, from excellent seeds for innovative technologies, to conduct fundamental research activities for producing the encouraging seeds or intellectual foundations, and ultimately, to lead innovation with strong leadership (or to be leading research scientists of the next generation). 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.