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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 2021 - Closed at 12:00 *at noon on 11 May 2021 (JST)
Entry ID
ENEENV-1
Title Research on Hydrogen Energy, Carbon Recycling, and Energy Management Systems toward Realization of a Zero Emission Society
Details of Job Opportunity
Toward realization of a zero emission society, in order to maximize Japanese contribution to largely reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emission as well as the total global emission, we recruit highly-motivated researchers to promote research and development on hydrogen energy, carbon recycling technologies, and highly efficient energy management systems. The candidates are expected to have basic knowledge about energy utilization technology and its development, based on reaction engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineering, catalyst, electrochemistry, etc.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Global Zero Emission Research Center (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://www.gzr.aist.go.jp/en/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position A few positions
Related Research Areas Engineering / Chemistry/ Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Entry ID
ENEENV-2
Title Research and Development of Innovative Energy Conversion Devices
Details of Job Opportunity
We are developing innovative technologies for achieving high-performance energy conversion devices that can contribute to significant reductions in CO2 emissions, such as solar cells, electrolysis cells, and thermal and electrochemical devices, in collaboration not only with domestic and private companies but also with overseas research institutes. We are seeking candidates who can actively engage in theoretical modeling of energy conversion devices, development of high efficiency devices and improvement in their durability, and elucidating the mechanisms governing function and degradation behavior using advanced characterization/analytical technologies.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Global Zero Emission Research Center (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://www.gzr.aist.go.jp/en/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position a few positions
Related Research Areas Engineering / Chemistry/ Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Mathematical and physical sciences
Entry ID
ENEENV-3
Title Research and Development on the Technology for High Penetration Renewable Energy
Details of Job Opportunity
We offer the job opportunity to conduct advanced researches mentioned below.
1) R&D of energy network, DER(Distributed Energy Resources) integration technologies and power electronics by using professional expertise in power system analysis or related technologies.
2) R&D of energy system of renewable energy, hydrogen energy and batteries, simulation and demonstration research under grid systems and environmental constraints.
3) R&D activities on field measurements of wind power sites including offshore to advance assessment technologies for innovation of wind energy generation. Applicants are expected to have various measurement techniques and expertise of evaluations or monitoring of power performance, noise and loads of wind turbines, and/or CFD/meteorological simulations.
4) )R&D of photovoltaic system technologies based on expertise in safety technologies, evaluation of system performance, output forecasting and system control technologies.
5) R&D of precise performance characterization technologies for PV devices (cells and modules) and dissemination of the developed technologies through standardization activities.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Renewable Energy Research Center (FREA, AIST Tsukuba)
URL 1) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/ENT_e.html
2) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/HHUS_e.html
3) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/WPT_e.html
4) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/pvsysat_e.html
5) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/pvcsmt_e.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 2 positions
Related Research Areas Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Mathematical and physical sciences/ Environmental science/ Complex systems
Entry ID
ENEENV-4
Title Research and Development on Chemical Energy Storage and Utilization
Details of Job Opportunity
We'd like to offer the opportunity to conduct a cutting-edge research on hydrogen production, organic synthesis, energy management of heat and electricity, and hydrogen combustion. 1) One position requires knowledge and experience on hydrogen energy system, water electrolysis, engine combustion, and related measurement techniques. 2) Another position requires deep knowledge of high efficiency ammonia production catalyst.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Renewable Energy Research Center (FREA)
URL https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/HyCaT_e.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 2 positions
Related Research Areas Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Entry ID
ENEENV-5
Title Research and Development on Efficient Use of Thermal Energy
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit a motivated researcher who can contribute to the R&D on energy conservation technology by efficient use of thermal energy, such as high efficient engine or turbine system, emitted gas aftertreatment technology, heat and fluid flow control and efficient use of waste heat. Applicant is expected to have a deep knowledge and good achievements on combustion, heat transfer and thermal energy technology such as heat and fluid flow measurement and computational fluid dynamics.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Research Institute for Energy Conservation (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/ieco/en/index.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Mathematical and physical sciences
Entry ID
ENEENV-6
Title Research and Development on Efficient Use of Electro/chemical Energy
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit a motivated researcher who can contribute to the R&D on energy conservation technology by efficient electro/chemical energy conversion and transportation technologies, such as clean energy device, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), superconductor. Applicant is expected to have a deep knowledge and good achievements on electrochemistry, energy materials, highly efficient energy conversion and transportation technologies.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Research Institute for Energy Conservation (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/ieco/en/index.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Chemistry/ Mathematical and physical sciences
Entry ID
ENEENV-7
Title Research and Development on Advanced Conversion and Utilization Process for Energy Resources
Details of Job Opportunity
Our research and development focus on green utilization of energy resources and construction of chemical process. We recruit competent and highly-motivated researchers owning basic knowledges of chemical engineering, chemical reaction engineering, catalytic chemistry, mechanical engineering, and process engineering, who have experimental techniques and simulation skills of gas-solid catalytic reaction systems involving chemical reactions, mass transfer, and heat transport in reactors, especially for heterogeneous solid resources.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Energy Process Research Institute (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/epri/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Interdisciplinary science and engineering / Engineering/ Chemistry/ Complex systems/ Environmental science
Entry ID
ENEENV-8
Title Research on the Acceleration of Commercialization of Methane Hydrate Resources and Gas Hydrate Utilization for Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Details of Job Opportunity
In the acceleration of commercialization of methane hydrate resources, we promote research and developments of hydrate-bearing core analysis, hydrate decomposition characteristic analysis for reservoir engineering, strengthening ground stability using carbon dioxide hydrate, and also of the gas hydrate utilization for carbon capture and sequestration. We recruit motivated researchers having advanced knowledge of chemical engineering, resource engineering, etc.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Energy Process Research Institute (AIST Hokkaido)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/epri/mhpu/index.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Interdisciplinary science and engineering / Chemistry/ Engineering/ Complex systems/ Mathematical and physical sciences
Entry ID
ENEENV-9
Title Research and Development on Secondary Batteryies
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit research scientists for Research & Development on secondary battery technologies. Applicants who have advanced knowledge and research ability in the field of electrochemistry, material science, solid chemisty or applied physics etc. are encouraged to apply , for promoting development of constituent materials and devices or analysis technologies.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Research Institute of Electrochemical Energy (AIST Kansai)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/riecen/index_en.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Chemistry / Engineering/ Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Entry ID
ENEENV-10
Title Research and Development on Elemental Technologies for Fuel Cells and Water Electrolyzers
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit research scientists for R&D on elemental technologies for fuel cells or water electrolyzers. Applicants who have advanced knowledge and research ability in the field of electrochemistry, catalyst chemistry, polymer chemistry, inorganic material chemistry, interfacial science or applied physics etc. are encouraged to apply for promoting development of constituent materials and devices or analysis technologies.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Research Institute of Electrochemical Energy (AIST Kansai)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/riecen/index_en.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 2 positions
Related Research Areas Chemistry / Engineering/ Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Entry ID
ENEENV-11
Title Research and Development on Separation and Recovery Technology of Material Resources
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit 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 are expected to 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 April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Environmental Management Research Institute (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/env-mri/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Environmental science/ Mathematical and physical sciences/ Chemistry
Entry ID
ENEENV-12
Title Research on Construction of Innovative Environmental Technologies
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit a motivated researcher to develop innovative environmental technologies for environmental purification, assessment, and/or monitoring in order to create sustenable enviroments. Applicants are expected to have advanced expertise in environmental science, chemical engineering, analytical chemistry, and/or geochemistry, etc., with outstanding academic achievements.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Environmental Management Research Institute (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/env-mri/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Environmental science / Chemistry/ Engineering/ Mathematical and physical sciences/ Complex systems
Entry ID
ENEENV-13
Title Research on Risk Assessment Supporting a Safe and Sustainable Society
Details of Job Opportunity
The research will be carried out on any of the following technologies; those to develop risk assessment and accident analysis for explosion safety and simulate full-scale explosion of hydrogen and reactive chemical substances, those to estimate hazards and exposures of various chemical substances efficiently and quickly, those to quantitatively estimate the environmental risks including human health and ecological risks, safety, environmental impact (LCA), or social/economic efficiency. Applicants are expected to have advanced knowledge and research experience in either environmental science, biology, chemistry, civil engineering/architecture/resources engineering, computational science, process engineering, life cycle engineering, social science or other related areas.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability (AIST Tsukuba)
URL https://en.aist-riss.jp
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Social sciences / Chemistry/ Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Engineering/ Environmental science
Entry ID
ENEENV-14
Title Research and Developments on Advanced Power Electronics
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit researchers who can contribute to R&Ds on innovative technologies in the field of advanced power electronics based on widegap semiconductors. Applicants are expected to have skills or experiences of crystal growth/wafer technologies, power device fabrication, international standardization, power module design, and their integration with deep understanding of novel semiconductor/related technologies as well as knowledge and enthusiasm on power electronics applications.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Advanced Power Electronics Research Center (AIST Tsukuba, AIST Kansai)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/adperc/cie/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
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Number of Position a few positions
Related Research Areas Electrical Engineering and Electronics / Applied Physics and Engineering Sciences/ Materials Science/ Process Engineering/ Chemistry

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

Type D is a fixed-term position under annual salary system designed to appoint a highly qualified research scientist to promote research project flexibly and effectively. The tenure is maximally 5 years. It may be extended only once based on the examination. A tenure examination does not apply to this position.
  Job Opportunities for the 1st round of Open Recruitment 2021 - Closed at 12:00 *at noon on 11 May 2021 (JST)
 
Entry ID
ENEENV-15
Title Research and Development on the Technology for High Penetration Renewable Energy
Details of Job Opportunity
We offer the job opportunity to conduct advanced researches mentioned below.
1) R&D of energy network, DER(Distributed Energy Resources) integration technologies and power electronics by using professional expertise in power system analysis or related technologies.
2) R&D of hydrogen energy system, in cooperation with related companies and research institutes, to design, build, and demonstrate the system. Applicants are expected to have the experience in power system, plant engineering, control engineering, simulation engineering, etc.
3) R&D activities on advanced assessment technologies for innovation of wind energy generation and field measurements of wind power sites including offshore. Applicants are expected to have various measurement techniques, expertise of evaluations or monitoring of power performance, noise and loads of wind turbines, and/or CFD/Meteorological simulations, as well as skills of research planning and management.
4) R&D of innovative production and combustion technologies of energy carrier such as hydrogen or ammonia. For example, applicants are expected to have knowledge and experience on low temperature/pressure ammonia synthesis catalyst, and hydrogen engine, co-firing engine using hydrogen and conventional fuel, engine using ammonia as a fuel, and relevant technologies.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Renewable Energy Research Center (FREA)
URL 1) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/ENT_e.html
2) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/HHUS_e.html
3) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/WPT_e.html
4) https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/HyCaT_e.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
(Please replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Mathematical and physical sciences/ Environmental science/ Complex systems
Entry ID
ENEENV-16
Title Research and Developments on Advanced Power Electronics
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit researchers who can contribute to R&Ds on innovative power device and power module technology in the field of advanced power electronics based on widegap semiconductors. Applicants are expected to have skills or experiences of various design/process/characterization technologies and their integration with deep understanding of novel semiconductor/related material properties as well as knowledge and enthusiasm on the power electronics applications.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit Advenced Power Electronics Research Center (AIST Tsukuba, AIST Kansai)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/adperc/cie/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp
(Please replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Informatics/ Chemistry/ Mathematical and physical sciences
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