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Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, we may postpone or temporarily suspend the selection of fixed-term employees.

We will keep you posted of new announcements on this website, etc.

If you have already applied, we will inform you separately as necessary.

Classification of Fixed-Term Employees

Fixed term positions available at NICT:

 Job Title Weekly Working hours  Description
Fixed Term Researcher Full time or more than 28hours

Ph.D holders or those equivalent (soon-to-be doctors can also apply)

Short-Term Researcher Less than 28 hours
Fixed Term Technical Researcher Full time or more than 28 hours

The positions require advanced knowledge and skill in science and technology for research and development

Short-Term Technical Researcher Less than 28 hours
Fixed Term Administrative Specialist Full time or more than 28hours

The positions provide administrative/technical support for ongoing research, etc.

 
 

Selection Process

  1. Reception of application documents (by post or online application)
  2. Document screening
  3. Face-to-face, telephone, or video interview (with those who passed the document screening)
  4. Job offer and proposal of working conditions
  5. Agreement on working conditions
  6. Employment

*Please note that NICT will not bear the travel expenses for interviews.

Salary

*A monthly salary is paid to employees who work more than 4 days a week (more than 28 hours), and a daily or hourly wage system is applied to the others.
*The amount of salary shall be determined considering the applicant's work experience, etc. Please be noted that the basic salary is compliant with the government employees’ wages, which may be updated from time to time with consent from NICT's labor union.
*Dependent Allowances, Commuting Allowances, and Housing Allowances shall be granted to employees who work more than 4 days a week and meet the payment requirements. (Commuting Allowances will be granted to Research Assistants regardless of the working days)

Appointed Term

From the hiring date to March 31, 2021.
Depending on positions, the expiration date of employment may arrive before March 31, 2021.
For details, please refer to each job announcement.
(The scheduled date of employment is November 1, 2020.)
*The first month of employment will be considered as a training period.

Holidays

Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, and year-end and New-Year holidays (December 29-January 3)

Work Schedule, etc.

  • A flextime labor system is applied to Fixed Term Researchers and Fixed Term Technical Researchers working 37.5 hours per week. (Applies to Fixed Term Administrative Specialists working 37.5 per week as well)

  • A staggered commuting system is applied to Fixed Term Administrative Specialist working 7.5 hours per day.
  • An annual paid leave will be permitted to Fixed Term employees in accordance with the regulations.

Required Documents

Researcher
  • A resume (CV) in a prescribed form(PDF file) (WORD file) 
  • A list of publication (journal articles, verbal presentations, intellectual property right and so on)
  • A research proposal for the subject (free form)
  • Reference letter(s) should be: original text, written within six months, written by people NOT involved in NICT, with recommender’s seal or signature, addressed to “President of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology”. The photocopy(ies) of reference letter(s) is (are) NOT accepted.
Technical Researcher
  •  A resume (CV) in a prescribed form(PDF file) (WORD file) 
  • Employment History (free form)
*You may be required to submit additional documents for selection.
Administrative Specialist
    *Student applicants must submit a written consent from your supervisor at the time of the interview to confirm that the job you are applying to will not affect your studies.

How to Apply (by post or online application)

【Submit by post】
You may send your application documents by post to the address specified below.
  • Please put the Subject Number and the year and month of the job announcement (e.g., "2019, April announcement") on the envelope in red ink.
  • Submissions via email or fax will not be accepted.
  • Unrelated research proposals will not be accepted.
  • If you wish to apply for multiple positions, please prepare the required documents for each job. (e.g., 2 sets of documents will be required for 2 different job applications).
  [Postal Address]
  Personnel Affairs Group, Personnel Affairs Office, General Affairs Department,
      National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT),
      4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan

【Online Application】
You may also send your application documents through the Online Application Page below.
  • You will be asked to enter a valid email address in order to receive the link to proceed.
  • Please give yourself enough time before the due date as the server may be busy and connectivity errors may occur as the deadline approaches.
  • Applications with insufficient/incomplete documents cannot be accepted.

Application Deadline

[5PM (JST), Tuesday 18 August, 2020] is the application deadline for jobs starting on November 1st. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Contact

Personnel Affairs Group, Personnel Affairs Office, General Affairs Department, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan

E-mail: jinjig_atmark_ml.nict.go.jp

FAX: +81-(0)42-327-7590

Privacy Policy

The application documents will be handled with appropriate care and will only be used for recruitment purposes. The documents will not be returned to the applicants not hired and will be shredded immediately after the selection process.

List of Vacant Positions (click the Subject Number to see details)

Fixed Term Researcher 
33positions
Short-Term Researcher 
 0position
 
Fixed Term Technical Researcher  
0position
Short-Term Technical Researcher 
0 position
Fixed Term Administrative Specialist
0 position

*Positions that are on a five-day weekly basis are full-time positions. The working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

*Job announcements may be taken down due to certain reasons.

*The vacant positions will be available until they are filled.

 date Subject NO.  Department/Group  Work content
10/28 2020R-1 Network System Research Institute / Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory R&D on innovative networking integrating with AI and network virtualization
10/28 2020R-3 Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center / Advanced Speech Technology Laboratory Research and Development of Multilingual Speech Recognition and Synthesis Technologies
10/28 2020R-4 ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center / ICT Testbed Research, Development and Operations Laboratory Research and development for building IoT testbed
10/28 2020R-5 Center for Information and Neural Networks / Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Research on olfactory neuronal processing in the human brain using fMRI
10/28 2020R-10 Center for Information and Neural Networks / Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Elucidation of information integration mechanisms in the frontal lobe-cortical region during decision making and exercise
10/28
updated on Mar. 1
2020R-13 Center for Information and Neural Networks / Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Research on human white matter pathways using structural MRI
10/28 2020R-14 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center Research on quantum key distribution network
10/28 2020R-15 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center Research on quantum information and communications with quantum optical technique
10/28 2020R-19 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research on cyber threat intelligence
10/28 2020R-23 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Space-Time Standards Laboratory Application of modern computer science to the generation of Japan Standard Time
10/28 2020R-24 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Space-Time Standards Laboratory Fabrication and evaluation of wafer-processed gas cell for miniaturized atomic clocks
10/28 2020R-27 Center for Information and Neural Networks / Brain Networks and Communication Laboratory Decoding and feedback of neuronal activity by deep neural networks
10/28 2020R-28 Network System Research Institute / Photonic Network System Laboratory Research and development on optical hardware systems in high-efficiency optical networks
10/28 2020R-29 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory Research and development on measurement and data processing of EMF exposure level
10/28 2020R-31 Center for Information and Neural Networks / Brain Networks and Communication Laboratory Research on decoding of human condition and intention from brain information
10/28
updated on Feb. 10
2020R-34 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Space Environment Laboratory Development of space environment sensors for artificial satellites
10/28 2020R-38 Wireless Networks Research Center / Space Communications Laboratory Research on optical satellite communications with small satellites
10/28
closed on July 16
2020R-39 Universal Communication Research Institute / Data-driven Intelligent System Research Center Big Data Driven Natural Language Processing Research
10/28
closed on July 10
2020R-40 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on cyber attack hybrid analysis platform technology
10/28 2020R-43 Wireless Networks Research Center / Space Communications Laboratory Research of satellite communications earth station system for high throughput satellite
10/28 2020R-45 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research on Security Verification of Industrial Facilities Emitting Radio Waves
12/20 2020R-46 Wireless Networks Research Center / Wireless Systems Laboratory R&D on PHY, MAC and higher layers for wireless network management, customization and reenforcement technologies
12/20 2020R-48 Network System Research Institute / Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory R&D on advanced networking enhancing fog computing and blockchain technologies
12/20 2020R-49 AI Science Research and Development Promotion Center / Collaborative Research Laboratory of AI Science Research and development on innovative machine learning technology and AI application system
12/20
closed on July 30
2020R-51 Resilient ICT Research Center / Applications Laboratory Research and development on resilient distributed autonomous network platform technology
12/20
closed on July 10
2020R-54 Advanced ICT Research Institute / DUV ICT Device Advanced Development Center Study on fabrication and characterization of Deep-ultraviolet photonic devices
12/20 2020R-55 Wireless Networks Research Center / Wireless Systems Laboratory Research on the wireless network reinforcement technologies for the robot systems and UAV systems
12/20 2020R-56 Center for Information and Neural Networks / Brain Networks and Communication Laboratory Research on decoding of human perception from brain information
12/26 2020R-61 Network System Research Institute / Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory R&D on advanced networking technologies leveraging AI/ML
3/5 2020R-63 Advanced ICT Research Institute / DUV ICT Device Advanced Development Center Study on fabrication and characterization of semiconductor light-emitting and nanophotonic devices
3/23 2020R-64 Big Data Integration Research Center / Big Data Analytics Laboratory Research and Development of AI Technology for Smart IoT Data Analytics
3/23
closed on July 16
2020R-67 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory A study on high-resolution measurements and applied science in cell biology
3/27
closed on Aug. 4
2020R-68 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Green ICT Device Advanced Development Center Research and development on gallium oxide devices (device processing)
4/16 2020R-69 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on automated cybersecurity using machine learning techniques
4/16 2020R-70 AI Science Research and Development Promotion Center / Collaborative Research Laboratory of AI Science Additional Post:Cybersecurity Research Institute Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on AI-enhanced cybersecurity
6/19 2020R-72 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory Research on electromagnetic interference evaluation in next generation mobile communication
6/26 2020R-73 Network System Research Institute / Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory R&D on routing algorithms and edge networks for Information-Centric Networking
7/2
Adopted in January 2021
2020R-71 Terahertz Technology Research Center / Collaborative Research Laboratory of Terahertz Technology Research development for mathematical algorithm of data analysis of satellite observations on green house gas and pollutants
7/16 2020R-74 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory R&D and application of quantum software by intelligent quantum system design

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