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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 December 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), Thirsday 10 September, 2020] is the application deadline for jobs starting on December 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 
28positions
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.

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