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Employment Conditions (Tenure Track Researchers)

Status

Tenure track researchers are hired as fixed-term staff and contracted to work for five years.

Salary Examples

Basic salary of 395,000 yen/month (starting salary of a person with a master's degree)
   Basic salary of 467,000 yen/month (starting salary of a person with a PhD)

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.
・ Other allowances, including qualification allowance, special allowance for researchers, and extraordinary services allowance, are paid to employees who meet specific conditions.

※ 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) 
 Tenure track researchers will work under flextime system in principle.  
2. Annual paid leave
 Tenure track researchers: 20 days/year (April 1 to March 31 of the following year).
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: Japan Health Insurance Association's insurance
2. Pension: Welfare pension
3. Labor insurance: Unemployment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance

Other Points to Note

・ We are supposed to actively hire female researcher.
・ Scheduled Hiring Date: April 1, 2020 (negotiable)
・ Payment for Travel to Place of Assignment:  xActual 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 (Tenure Track 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)

【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 Tenure Track Researcher 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
         Phone: 042-327-7304 FAX: 042-327-7590

【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 Document 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 Researcher)

<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.) At the interview, applicants will be additionally asked to submit "presentation materials" (as electric data) and "two reference letters written by different persons"(via postal mail).

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

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