◎ Permanent Researcher：
NICT is seeking competent and highly motivated individuals who promote the research and development with medium- to long-term perspective from strategic point of view in independent-minded stance with high-level expertise of the relevant field of research.Permanent Researchers can be also engaged in strategic planning affairs such as research strategy planning, the management of the institute and so forth.
◎ Permanent Technical Researcher：
NICT is seeking competent individuals who realize various technologies required to promote the world's most advanced research and development with medium- to long-term perspective with specialized knowledge or skills.Permanent Technical Researchers can be also engaged in strategic planning affairs such as strategic planning of technologies, the management of the institute and so forth.
◎ Tenure Track Researcher：
NICT is looking for competent and highly motivated researchers who are willing to develop advanced research area, and to tackle to set and promote their own challenges proactively and voluntarily.When you are hired, you are supposed to be assigned to adequate existing research area. You have to draw up your research tasks in advance, which should be achieved within your term of five years, and to conduct your research.
Number of Positions Available
・ Headquarters (Koganei, Tokyo)
・ Universal Communication Research Institute (Seika‑cho, Soraku‑gun, Kyoto Prefecture)
・ Advanced ICT Research Institute (Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture)
・ Center for Information and Neural Networks (Suita, Osaka Prefecture)
・Wireless Networks Research Center (Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture)
・ Hokuriku StarBED Technology Center (Noumi, Ishikawa Prefecture)
and other NICT research facilities (information of those locations)
(information of those locations）
◎ Application requirements in common
In principle, those who can start working from the first day of April 2020 are eligible to apply.
Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply (interviews will be conducted either in Japanese or English).
◎ Permanent Researcher
Applicants must hold a PhD or master's degree, or be scheduled to receive a PhD or master’s degree before April 1, 2020.
◎ Permanent technical researcher
Those who have learned knowledge and skills which are capable of contributing to the research and development of ICT are eligible to apply.
Applicants of any educational background are eligible to apply.
◎ Tenure track researcher
Tenure track researcher positions are intended for young researchers who have acquired a PhD ten or less years ago.
Scheduled Hiring Date
Notes regarding Employment Conditions
◎ Permanent researcher, Permanent technical researcher
1. You may have an opportunity to be engaged in non-research tasks (e.g. research management tasks and research support tasks) at NICT.
2. You may be sent on loan to a governmental agency, public service corporation, or private corporation for a fixed period of time.
3. You may be transferred to one of the NICT offices in Japan or abroad.
◎ Tenure Track Researcher
1.When you are hired, your roles in the institute including your research themes are supposed to be fixed through the interview for you as well as through adjustments by taking into account major research themes conducted at the division to which you are assigned.
２．You can take an examination to become a permanent researcher, whose employment period is not prescribed, after progress evaluation by the institute’s board of directors during your employment period.
Prioritized Research Areas
Employment Conditions, Required Application Documents and Submission Method, and Selection Procedures
For your information: recruitment data
Permanent Researcher: 9 new recruits for FY2019 (planned), 5 new recruits for FY 2018, and 7 new recruits for FY2017
Permanent Technical Researcher: 3 new recruits for 2019FY (planned), 1 new recruit for FY 2018, and 2 new recruits for FY 2017
Tenure Track Researcher: 4 new recruits for 2019FY (planned), 2 new recruits for FY 2018, and 3 new recruits for FY 2017
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT),
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