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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)


Job Opportunities for the 2nd round of Open Recruitment 2020 - Closed at 12:00 *at noon on 12 October 2020 (JST)
Entry ID
ENEENV-1
Title Research on Technology Impact Aassessment towards Zero Emission Society
Details of Job Opportunity
Towards the realization of zero emission, the researches will be carried out to develop a new method to assess the social/economic impact of carbon reducing technologies (i.g. technologies related to energy production/storate/reduction, carbon recycling, mobility, circular economy, etc.) To collaborate with both Japanese and overseas research institutes and industries on this research topics, applicant is expected to have advanced knowledge and research outcomes in either environmental science, chemical engineering, resource engineering, computational science, process engineering, life cycle engineering, economics, social science and other related areas.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2021
Research Unit Global Zero Emission Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/gzr/en/index.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Environmental science/ Engineering / Chemistry / Social sciences / Complex systems
Entry ID
ENEENV-2
Title Basic Research on Innovative Energy Devices and Production, Storage, and Chemical Energy Media 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 innovative energy devices, and production, storage, and utilization of chemical energy media such as hydrogen, methane, methanol, and also on highly efficient energy systems and carbon recycling and storage systems using them. Applicants are expected to have basic knowledge and expertise in such fields as applied physics, materials science, chemical engineering, catalysts, electrochemistry and the other related areas.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2021
Research Unit Global Zero Emission Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/gzr/en/index.html
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position A few positions
Related Research Areas Engineering/ Chemistry / Interdisciplinary science and engineering / Complex systems / 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 opportunities to conduct any one of advanced researches mentioned below. 1) Energy network, DER(Distributed Energy Resources) integration technologies and power electronics by using professional expertise in power system analysis or related technologies. 2) Hydrogen storage and utilization technologies standing on the advanced knowledge and experience on hydrogen energy system. Applicants are expected to have detailed knowledge about water electrolysis, engine combustion, related measurement techniques, ammonia production catalyst and high-efficiency process, hydrogen purification / compression, hydrogen storage, various FCs, solar heat / heat storage, or innovative energy system integrating these technologies. 3) The advanced assessment technologies for innovation of wind energy generation, a research scientist who conducts R&D activities on field measurements of wind power sites including offshore is invited for the job opportunity. Applicants are expected to have various measurement techniques, evaluations or monitoring of power performance, noise and loads of wind turbines, and/or CFD/Meteorological simulations. 4) Photovoltaic system technologies including safety technologies, evaluation of system performance, output forecasting, system control and performance characterization. Applicants are also expected to contribute to activities on penetration or standardization of these technologies.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2021
Research Unit Renewable Energy Research Center
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
    https://www.aist.go.jp/fukushima/en/unit/HyCaT_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
    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 (Replace "*" with "@".)
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 on The Acceleration of Commercialization of Methane Hydrate Resources
Details of Job Opportunity
In the acceleration of commercialization of methane hydrate resources, to promote hydrate-bearing core analysis and hydrate decomposition characteristic analysis for reservoir engineering, research of strengthening ground stability using carbon dioxide hydrate and so on, we recruit motivated researchers having advanced knowledge of chemical engineering, resource engineering, etc.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2021
Research Unit Energy Process Reserch Institute (AIST Hokkaido)
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/epri/mhpu/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Interdisciplinary science and engineering/ Chemistry / Engineering / Complex systems / Mathematical and physical sciences
Entry ID
ENEENV-5
Title Research and Development on Secondary Batteries or Fuel Cells and Related Technologies
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit a researcher for R&D on advanced secondary batteries or polymer electrolyte fuel cells and related technologies. Applicants are expected to have advanced knowledge and research ability in the field of electrochemistry, material science, solid chemisty, catalyst chemistry, polymer chemistry, interfacial science, or applied physics etc.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2021
Research Unit Research Institute of Electrochemical Energy
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 (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Chemistry/ Engineering / Interdisciplinary science and engineering / Mathematical and physical sciences / Complex systems
Entry ID
ENEENV-6
Title Evaluation of Greenhous Gas Emissions and Climate Change
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit a motivated researcher to develop technologies for environmental monitoring, especially for greenhouse gases and related atmospheric constituents to evaluate sources/sinks of greenhouse gases, and climate changes. Applicants is expected to have advanced expertise in atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, and/or environmental science, with outstanding academic achievements.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2021
Research Unit Environmental Management Research Institute
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/env-mri/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Environmental science/ Complex systems / Mathematical and physical sciences / Chemistry / Agricultural sciences
Entry ID
ENEENV-7
Title Assessment Research for Supporting Social Implementation of Technologies
Details of Job Opportunity
The research will be carried out on any of the following technologies for risk assessment of new techonology; those to estimate hazards and exposures of various chemical substances efficiently and quickly, those to develop data measurement methods for explosion safety and simulate full-scale explosion impact assessment, 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, 2021
Research Unit Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability
URL https://en.aist-riss.jp
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Environmental science/ Interdisciplinary science and engineering / Chemistry / Social sciences / Complex systems
Entry ID
ENEENV-8
Title Research and Development on Advanced Power Electronics
Details of Job Opportunity
We recruit researchers who can contribute to R&Ds on innovative wafer/device/module/application technology in the field of advanced power electronics based on widegap semiconductors. Applicants are expected to have skills or experiences of various 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, 2021
Research Unit Advanced Power Electronics Research Center
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/adperc/cie/
Inquiry Research Promotion Division of Energy and Environment
E-mail: saiyou-eneenv-ml*aist.go.jp (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Electrical Engineering and Electronics/ Applied Physics and Engineering Sciences / Materials Science / Process Engineering / Chemistry
 
 

Type C (Specially Appointed Position)

Type C is a specially appointed position to undertake externally funded research projects, e.g. NEDO, JST or private companies. The job holders are required to work exclusively on the project sponsored by the funding institution.  

Job Opportunities for the 1st round of Open Recruitment 2020 - Closed at 12:00 *at noon on 12 October 2020 (JST)
Entry ID
ENEENV-21
Title Research on Chemical Reliability Evaluation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Details of Job Opportunity
In this research, we will conduct research and development related to chemical reliability evaluation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), highly efficient fuel cells operated at high temperatures. Therefore, we are seeking a highly skilled researcher who has extensive experience in SOFC materials research, advanced knowledge and experimental skills related to SOFC single-cell tests, post-test cell analyses, and evaluation of mass transfer phenomena at material interfaces, etc. 
Starting Date March 1st, 2021
Term of Employment Until June 30th, 2022
(Maximally up to February 28th, 2025 in case of project extension)
Research Unit Research Institute for Energy Conservation
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
 (Replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position 1 position
Related Research Areas Chemistry / Engineering / Mathematical and physical sciences / Interdisciplinary science and engineering
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