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Energy and Environment

AIST is developing technologies for increased use of alternative energy technologies, such as renewable energy sources that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (energy creation), high-density energy storage, highly efficient conversion and transportation of energy (energy saving), effective utilization of energy resources, and evaluation and reduction of environmental risk. One of the most important missions of AIST is to contribute to "Green Innovation." 

Type A (Tenure-track position) /Type B (Tenured position)

The below-listed job opportunities are for both Type A (normally for 5 years) and Type B - which type of position applies will be determined following the selection process. The term for tenure track position may be shortened, e.g. 3 years or 4 years, commensurate with the candidate's previous achievements and professional experience. Research staff on tenure track are entitle to undergo a tenure rewiew one and a half years before the term ends. 

Job Opportunities for the 1st round of Open Recruitment 2019 - Closed at 17:00 on 10 May 2019 (JST) 
Entry ID
ENEENV-1
Title Research and Development for Mass Introduction of Renewable Energy
Details of Job Opportunity
We are seeking to recruit highly motivated research scientists to make great impancts on research and development toward mass introduction of renewable energy resources. The job holders are expected to have deep knowledge and important achievements in the relevant research fileds for working on any of the following research topics: 1) energy network, energy management technologies including ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and power electronics based on expertise in power system analysis; 2) highly flexible photovoltaic systems and improving relaibility and safty of photovotaic systems; 3) energy system with hydrogen as an energy storage medium and heat utilization; or 4) the advanced assessment technologies for innovation of wind energy generation.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Renewable Energy Research Center, Research Center for Photovoltaics
URL http://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/WPT_e.html https://unit.aist.go.jp/rcpv/cie/r_teams/ePVSAT/index.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position A few positions
Entry ID
ENEENV-2
Title Research and Developement of PV Performance Measurement Technologies
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit highly-motivated researchers who will contribute to the research and development of performance measurement technologies for photovoltaic devices and the dissemination of these developed technologies through standardization activities. The successful applicants must have deep knowledge and research experience in electron device engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, and measurement engineering.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Research center for Photovoltaics, Renewable Energy Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/rcpv/cie/r_teams/eCSMT/index.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-3
Title Research and Development on Chemical Energy Storage and Utilization
Details of Job Opportunity
We offer job opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research on hydrogen production, organic synthesis, energy management of heat and electricity, and hydrogen combustion. One of these positions requires knowledge and experience on hydrogen energy system, water electrolysis, engine combustion, and related measurement techniques. The other position requires deep knowledge of high efficiency ammonia production catalyst. The last one requires advanced expertise and experimental techniques of electrochemistry, interface science, and catalytic chemistry etc. to develop a new electrocatalyst and electrolyte membrane for fuel cells.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Renewable energy research center, Research Institute of Electrochemical Energy
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/riecen/index_en.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 2 positions
Entry ID
ENEENV-4
Title R&D on Advanced Power Electronics
Details of Job Opportunity
We are seeking to recruit researchers who can contribute to R&D on innovative wafer/device/module/application technology in the field of advanced power electronics based on widegap semiconductors. Skill or experience of various process/characterization technology and their integration with deep understanding of novel semiconductor/related material properties as well as knowledge and enthusiasm on power electronics application are requested.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Advanced Power Electronics Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/adperc/cie/
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 2 positions
Entry ID
ENEENV-5
Title Development of Technology for Stable Gas Production or Engineering Application by Using Gas Hydrate.
Details of Job Opportunity
In order to develop the technology to achieve stable gas production from methane hydrate reservoir and/or to develop the environmentally friendly technology for stable energy supply, we recruit a highly-motivated researcher with a strong background in physical chemistry, reservoir engineering, resource engineering, material engineering, computational chemistry as well as with basic knowledge in development and utilization of energy resources.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Research Institute of Energy Frontier
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/rief/mhpu/mhpsg.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-6
Title Development of Environment-Conscious Technology for Utilization of Energy Resources
Details of Job Opportunity
In order to develop environment-conscious technology for utilization of energy resources, we promote the studies on the new conversion process of energy resources and low carbon energy system by the storage/transportation technologies using hydrogen and energy carriers such as methane and methanol. We recruit a researcher who is highly-motivated to lead research and development of novel energy system, reaction process, catalysts, hydrogen storage materials, carbon materials and hydrogen-embrittlement-resistant materials, based on knowledge and experience of process engineering, reaction engineering, simulation, catalysts, materials science, solid state physics, and/or mechanical engineering.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Research Institute of Energy Frontier
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/rief/en/intro/index.html https://unit.aist.go.jp/rief/en/groups/index.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-7
Title Research and Development of Advanced Battery
Details of Job Opportunity
Applicants who are interested in computational science, electrochemistry, or material science as application of the battery research energy technologies for automobile or residential use, are encouraged to apply.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Research Institute of Electrochemical Energy
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/riecen/index_en.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 positions
Entry ID
ENEENV-8
Title R&D on Energy Conservation Technology
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit a researcher who will contribute to enhancing the efficiency of the thermal energy utilization system or to improving the efficiency of energy conversion and storage by SOFC, thermo-electric, battery or superconductor. The successful applicant is expected to show a depth of knowledge in heat and mass transfer, energy material, energy conversion and energy storage with significant research achievements in energy conservation technologies for efficient use of thermal, electrical and chemical energies.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Research Institute for Energy Conservation
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/ieco/en/
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-9
Title Development of Measurement Technologies for Environmentally Friendly Material Circulation
Details of Job Opportunity
We are inviting a researcher who will contribute to the development of measurement technologies for useful or harmful chemical substances or the evaluation of their biological response in environmentally friendly material circulation. Advanced expertise and excellent academic achievements in chemistry, environmental sciences, materials science, chemical engineering, molecular biology, and/or pharmacy are required.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Environmental Management Research Institute
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/emri/index_en.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-10
Title Separation and Recovery Technology of Material Resources
Details of Job Opportunity
We are inviting a motivated researcher to develop technologies for sophistication and/or automation related to recovering valuable material resources from man-made resources, which are represented by urban mines, or natural resources. Applicants must have advanced expertise in resource engineering, powder engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and/or information engineering, with outstanding academic achievements.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Environmental Management Research Institute
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/emri/index_en.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-11
Title Risk Assessment Research for Safety Management Regulations
Details of Job Opportunity
We are seeking a researcher who will evaluate the influences of combustion and explosion phenomena of flammable gas (such as reactive chemicals and hydrogen) on human bodies and structures. The successful applicant is also required to develop the methods to estimate the impacts of social implementation of new technologies using such materials on the environment and society. Relevant experience and expertise in either safety science, combustion and explosion science, impact and shockwave engineering, fluid engineering, or resource engineering are essential.
Start of Employment 1/4/2020
Research Unit Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability(RISS)
URL https://en.aist-riss.jp/
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
 

Type D (Non tenure-track position based on performance-based pay)

Job Opportunities for the 1st round of Open Recruitment 2019 - Closed at 17:00 on 10 May 2019 (JST)
Entry ID
ENEENV-12
Title Research and Development on Assessment Technology for Wind Energy Generation
Details of Job Opportunity
In the aim of achieving advanced assessment technologies for innovation of wind energy generation, a research scientist who has extensive experience in R&D activities on field measurements of wind power sites including offshore, planning and management ability is invited for the job opportunity. Applicants who have various measurement techniques, evaluations or monitoring of power performance, noise and loads of wind turbines, and/or CFD/Meteorological simulations are also welcome for applications.
Start of Employment 4/1/2020
Research Unit Renewable Energy Research Center
URL https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-13
Title Development of Hydrogen and Heat System for Massive Introduction of Renewable Energy
Details of Job Opportunity
To accelerate mass introduction of renewable energy, we are recruiting a researcher who will lead the demonstration study of hydrogen energy systems in collaboration with partner companies. has experience in plant engineering, electrical power system, control engineering and ICT engineering etc. in order to conduct
Start of Employment 4/1/2020
Research Unit Renewable Energy Research Center
URL https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-14
Title Research and Development of High Efficiency Compound Semiconductor Solar Cell Technologies
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit a researcher who will engage in research and development of the technologies for high efficiency CIS solar cells. In particular, we require a specialist who has experience more than five years in semiconductor device technologies, thin film deposition technologies, and material characterization technologies. In addition, experience in compound semiconductor solar cell technologies and vacuum engineering is needed. We recruit a researcher who has a doctor’s degree or Ph.D. degree when employed.
Start of Employment 4/1/2020
Research Unit Research Center for Photovoltaics, Renewable Energy Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/rcpv/cie/index.html https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-15
Title Development for wide spread of advanced power electronics application
Details of Job Opportunity
Recruiting researchers who can contribute to joint R&D and its planning for wide spread of advanced power electronics technology based on widegap semiconductors. High planning management ability and industrical application experience of technology as well as the skill/knowledge on related process/characterization techniques and their integration are requested.
Start of Employment 4/1/2020
Research Unit Advanced Power Electronics Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/adperc/cie/
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-16
Title R&D on Advanced Power Electronics Circuit/Equipment
Details of Job Opportunity
Recruiting researchers who can contribute to the R&D on innovative power circuit/packaging technology making the best use of widegap semiconductor devices. Skills and experiences of power cirucuit design, packaging, and performance evaluation technologies as well as the wide knowledge on power electronics applications are requested. The applicants are also requested to have the outstanding research achievements or experiences of R&D management.
Start of Employment 4/1/2020
Research Unit Advanced Power Electronics Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/adperc/cie/
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position

Type C (Specially Appointed Position) 

Job Opportunities for the 1st round of Open Recruitment 2019 - Closed at 17:00 on 10 May 2019 (JST)
Entry ID
ENEENV-17
Title Analyses of production behaviors and modeling on exploitation of methane hydrate resources
Details of Job Opportunity
In order to develop economical technologies for natural gas production from the off-shore methane hydrate sediment, we are recruiting a researcher who has an advanced knowledge and experimental and analytical techniques in the field of a geology, reservoir engineering and numerical modeling that analyzes and models the processes in the methane hydrate reservoir.
Start of Employment Any date between 1 Oct 2019 and 1 April 2020 - to be determined following the selection process.
Research Unit Research Institute of Energy Frontier
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/rief/en/index.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Entry ID
ENEENV-18
Title Estimation of the stability on methane hydrate sediment
Details of Job Opportunity
In order to estimate the stability on off-shore methane hydrate sediment, we are recruiting a researcher with expertise in experimental studies and numerical analysis in the field of geomechanics and soil engineering.
Start of Employment Any date between 1 Oct 2019 and 1 April 2020 - to be determined following the selection process.
Research Unit Research Institute of Energy Frontier
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/rief/en/index.html
Inquiry Department of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
(Replace "*" to "@" for sending email)
Number of Position 1 position

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