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Outstanding Research Scientist

An excellent researcher who is expected to become a future leader will be recruited as  "Outstanding Research Scientist".

The tenure of an "Outstanding Research Scientist" is maximally 5 years; the tenure cannot be extended, but permanent employment may be applied based on his/her research achievement whithin the tenure.  Also, research funding (approximately JPY 40,000,000 in total during his/her tenure) will be granted for an outstanding research scientist.

 

Description

  • Ideal Candidate Profile

In addition to the originality and novelty of research subject setting as well as his/her research results, a researcher with excellent research skill and expertise on foreseeing the impact of research results and creativity are recruited.

  • About Research Subjects

AIST focuses on the creation and practical realization of technologies useful to Japanese industry and society, and on “bridging” the gap between innovative technological seeds and commercialization.  On its fifth Medium- to Long-term Plan, AIST sets our mission of "leading the world in solving social challenges and creating innovation that contributes to strengthening industrial competitiveness," and we will focus most of all on the following three topics:

-To lead innovation for solving social challenges
-To strengthen innovation and ecosystems generated by the expansion of "bridging" between industry and research
-To organize bases that support innovation and ecosystems

Applicants for "Outstanding Research Scientist"are required to set research topics/subjects related to research conducted in 7 research departments based on AIST's management policy. Please refer to the following information for overviews and important strategies of each research department.

Department of Energy and Environment    https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/dept/en_denvene.html
Department of Life Science and Biotechnology https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/dept/en_dlsbt.html
Department of Information Technology and Human Factors https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/dept/en_dithf.html
Department of Materials and Chenistry    https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/dept/en_dmc.html
Department of Electronics and Manufacturing https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/dept/en_delma.html
Geological Survey of Japan         https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/dept/en_gsj.html
National Metrology Institute of Japan     https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/dept/en_nmij.html

 

  • Research Funds

Research funding (approximately JPY 40,000,000 in total during his/her tenure) will be granted for an outstanding research scientist.


Position type for Outstanding Research Scientists are Type D - Fixed Term Position.


Job Opportunities for the 2nd round of Open Recruitment 2021 - Closed at 12:00 *at noon on 12 October 2021 (JST)
 
Entry ID/Title 【Outstanding Research Scientist】Applicants must select one of research departments which you think is most relevant to applicants' proposed research subjects and indicate the Entry ID on the application form.

IFP-11  Department of Energy and Environment
IFP-12  Department of Life Science and Biotechnology
IFP-13  Department of Information Technology and Human Factors
IFP-14  Department of Materials and Chenistry
IFP-15  Department of Electronics and Manufacturing
IFP-16  Geological Survey of Japan
IFP-17  National Metrology Institute of Japan

Note: in the process of selection, if it is judged to be appropriate, an employment screening and related recruitment examination may be conducted in a different research department from the research department selected by the applicant.
Details of Job Opportunity
Applicants select research subjects related to research conducted in AIST's each research department. In addition to the originality and novelty of research subject setting as well as his/her research results, a researcher with excellent research skill and expertise on foreseeing the impact of research results and creativity are recruited.
Start of Employment April 1st, 2022
Research Unit The research department to which successful applicants are assigned will be determined based on applicants' expertise and matching of his/her research subjects.
Workplace depends on the research unit.
Inquiry Secretariat of Recruitment and Employment Committee
E-mail: M-aist-koubo21-ml*aist.go.jp
(Please replace "*" with "@".)
Number of Position A few positions available
Related Research Areas Integrated Field's
 
 

Details

For details on the application deadline, selection process, Period of Term, Position Details, Salary and Benefits, Positions Available, Visit the page for Type D - Fixed Term Position.

 

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