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Employment Conditions (Permanent Researchers)

Status

Permanent researchers will be hired as research employees whose employment period is not prescribed.(Permanente researchers will not be hired as national government employees. The retirement age is 60 years.)

Salary Examples

286,000 yen/month (starting salary of a person with a master's degree, including researcher adjustment allowance and discretionary labor adjustments)
      348,000 yen/month (starting salary of a person with a PhD, including researcher adjustment allowance and discretionary labor adjustments)

In addition to the above, the following allowances will be paid in case of meeting requirements:
 ・ Dependent allowance …… Paid to employees with dependent family members. e.g. 10,000 yen/month for each child.
 ・ Housing allowance …… Up to a maximum of 27,000 yen/month is paid to employees living in rented accommodation.
 ・ Commuting allowance …… The amount charged for a commuter pass (up to a maximum of 55,000 yen/month) is paid to employees who commute on public transportation.
 ・ End-of-term and diligence allowances (bonus) …… Bonus of approximately 4.4-month salary (according to fiscal year 2018's rate) total per year, paid in two installments.
※ The amount of monthly basic salary shall be determined by taking into account each employee’s academic background, work experience, and research experience, based on NICT's base pay scale for research positions.
※ The amounts stated above represent the approximate amounts of starting salaries as of April 1, 2019.

Work Hours

1. Five-day workweek system, full-time job (average weekly working hours: 37.5 hours)
Permanent researcher will work under the discretionary labor system, in principle.
2. Annual paid leave
15 days/year (April 1 to December 31 of the first year of employment), and 20 days/year (January 1 to December 31 of the second year and onwards).
3. Employees will also be granted other forms of paid special leave.
4. Eligible employees are entitled to take childcare and nursing care leave.
For more information, please contact us.

Social Insurance

1. Health insurance: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Mutual Aid Association Insurance
2. Pension: Welfare pension
3. Labor insurance: Unemployment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance

Other Points to Note

・ One of the most important factors in the selection process is to ensure that the candidates chosen have sufficient expertise in the relevant field of research. In addition, we take into account candidates' willingness to actively participate in management affairs including project management and promotion and personnel training.
・ We are supposed to actively hire young researcher, including an individual with a master's degree and prospective candidate for a master’s degree in this fiscal year, or female researcher.
・ As an organization we support our employees with a master's degree to obtain a doctoral degree.
・ Scheduled Hiring Date: April 1, 2020 (negotiable)
・ Payment for Travel to Place of Assignment: Actual expenses will be paid based on NICT's regulations.

Application Deadline

 All required application documents shall be arrived at the submission address described below by no later than 17:00, April 12th (Friday), 2019 Japan Standard Time (No exception is accepted) 

Required Application Documents and Submission Method (Permanent Researchers)

Required Application Documents (Each individual document does not need to be stapled or bound with a clip.)

1. A completed application form (available in the prescribed Excel and PDF downloads below) 
※Should be in the prescribed form and include a picture of the applicant's face.
※It is possible to apply for both permanent researcher and tenure track researcher, if the requirements of recruitment qualification are satisfied.When you apply for both permanent researcher and tenure track researcher, please select both job titles in the column of "Job title(s) which you apply for" in application form.
※ Please chose relevant research areas and keywords from the description at the page of “prioritized research areas” and write them into corresponding column in application form.


2. Research History (including research summaries)

3. A list of theses (should be organized by publication method, i.e. journal articles or verbal presentations)

4. Major research achievements (about three selected publications or theses. Offprints and photocopies are acceptable)

5. Future research plan (no fixed format)

※ You will be asked to send Document 4, "Major research achievements", in the form of electronic data after the completion of application acceptance.
※ Before you submit the electric data, please confirm it is not electrically protected. 

Submission Method(Postal mail or Web entry) Webエントリーは3月中旬頃公開予定です

【Postal mail】
Please send Application Documents 1, 2, 3, and 5 by postal mail or door-to-door delivery service to the address below. The documents should arrive no later than the deadline date. (Please be sure to write in red "2019 NICT Research Staff Application Documents Enclosed" on the envelope)
You will be asked to send Document 4, “Major research achievements", in the form of electronic data after the completion of application acceptance.

  <Submission address on postal Mail>
   Recruitment Officer,
   Personnel Affairs Group, Personnel Affairs Office, General Affairs Department/ Strategic Planning Office, Strategic Planning Department,
   National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT),
        4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan

【Web entry】 ※Closed
 Web entry form
The link will direct you to a third-party site (https://form.kintoneapp.com/).
It may also be possible to have unexpected difficulties with the concentration of access to the web entry system near the application deadline. Please give yourself plenty of time to apply for that.

Please note that we do not accept the following application documents:
 ・Those received (in the case of postal mail) or submitted (in the case of Web entry) after the deadline date.
 ・Application Documents 1, 2, 3, or 5, described above, sent by e-mail
 ・Those incorrectly filled out or lacking any of the required documents

<Application form (NICT's prescribed form, for researcher candidates)>

Selection Procedures (Permanent Researchers)

<Acceptance of Application Documents and Documentary Screening>
After the application deadline, the documentary screening will be conducted, and those who have passed the screening will be informed, by e-mail, of the schedule for the interview by the executives. (The notification email is planned to be sent in the middle of June, 2019.)
 
<Interviews by Executives (final selection, conducted at the headquarters)>
Applicants who have passed the documentary screening will be interviewed for final selection by NICT executives including board members. (The interview is planned to be held in the beginning of July, 2019.)

Presentation Materials:
 Please submit your presentation material as electric data (power point).
 No replacement after submission is accepted.
 You cannot bring your own PC with you at the presentation room.
 Additional materials cannot be used at your presentation.
 The duration of your presentation should be around 10 minutes.
 The data size of your presentation must be 10MB at most. 

Reference Letters:
 Reference letters must have respective recommender’s seal or signature.
 Reference letters shall be addressed to the President of NICT.
 Recommenders are limited to individuals except the staff and executives of NICT.
 Reference letter can be written in English.
 It does not matter if the envelope of reference letter is not sealed up tightly.

Please note that any interview-related expenses, including transportation cost, will not be paid by NICT.

【Treatment of Personal Information】
Your application documents will be treated appropriately and used only for the purpose of recruitment.
Please note that the application documents will not be returned even if you are not hired and will be disposed immediately after selection.

Contact Address

Recruitment Officer,
Personnel Affairs Group, Personnel Affairs Office, General Affairs Department/ Strategic Planning Office, Strategic Planning Department,
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT),
4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan

Phone: 042-327-7304 FAX: 042-327-7590

E-mail: jinji-r_atmark_ml.nict.go.jp