Type D - Fixed Term Position

Type D is a fixed-term position designed to appoint a higly qualified research scientist under annual salary system.

1. Selection Process

  Document Review and Interviews at Research Department
  • The screening process is scheduled from Mid October 2019 to Late November 2019.
  • The notification of the result - Early November (note: unsuccessful applicants are not informed after document-based screening.)
  Interview Examinations by Recruitment and Employment Committee
  • In person interviews are scheduled for Mid-December 2019.
  • Interviews will be held in Tsukuba Center.
  Final Results
  • Job offer decisions will be made from Late-December 2019 to Early January 2020.

2. Period of Term

  5 years in principle.


3Position Details

Type of Employment
Fixed-term research staff
Qualification Required
Ph.D. degree (Ph.D. candidates expected to earn a degree by the start date included) or equivalent skills and experience
Foreign nationals are required to obtain a work permit status acceptable at AIST. 
Start Date 1 April 2020
Work Hours
Standard work hours - 7h 45m per day, 38h 45h per week
Working Time System
Flextime system, Discretionary Working Time System, or Standard Working Time System
Location of Work
Tokyo, Ibaraki, Hokkaido, Miyagi, Fukushima, Chiba, Aichi, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kagawa, or Saga

4Salary and Benefits

Annual Salary The expected annual salary ranges from 6,800k (before tax).
Pay Raise Not applicable
Not applicable
Work responsibility allowance, overtime allowance and commuting allowance are provided in accordance with AIST Salary Policy.
Days-off and Leave
Sundays, Saturdays, public holidays, New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3)
Annual paid leave, Sick leave, Special leave (summer vacation, marriage, maternity, mourning), Parental leave of absence, Nursing leave of absence
Benefits The mutual aid association of METI provides - Health insurance, Pension scheme, Employment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Saving & Loan scheme, Nursery at Tsukuba, Chubu & Kansai, Clinic etc.

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