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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, 2022.
Depending on positions, the expiration date of employment may arrive before March 31, 2022.
For details, please refer to each job announcement.
(The scheduled date of employment is August 1, 2021.)
*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 (accepted only 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., "2021, 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), Wednesday 19 May, 2021] is the application deadline for jobs starting on  1st. August 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 
46positions
Short-Term Researcher 
 1position
 
Fixed Term Technical Researcher  
1position
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
11/6
closed
2021R-11 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Space Environment Laboratory Development of space environment sensors for artificial satellites
11/6 2021R-14 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Space-Time Standards Laboratory Fabrication and evaluation of wafer-processed gas cell for miniaturized atomic clocks
11/6
closed
2021R-19 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory Research on electromagnetic disturbance evaluation for multiple noise sources and wireless communication devices
11/6
closed
2021R-21 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory Research and development on assessment methods of human exposure to extremely high-frequency fields (1)
11/6
closed
2021R-24 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory Research and development on measurement and data processing of EMFexposure level (3)
11/6
closed
2021R-26 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory Research and development of digital hologram printing technology
11/6 2021R-29 Big Data Integration Research Center / Big Data Analytics Laboratory Research on fundamental technologies for smart data analysis
11/6 2021R-31 Big Data Integration Research Center / Big Data Analytics Laboratory Research on fundamental techniques for real-world analysis with smart data
11/6
closed
2021R-36 AI Science Research and Development Promotion Center / Collaborative Research Laboratory of AI Science Additional Post:Cybersecurity Research Institute Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on the analyses of web threat information using AI techniques
11/6
closed
2021R-44 Resilient ICT Research Center / Applications Laboratory Research and development of distributed edge cloud cooperation and management technology in tough physical space
11/6 2021R-45 Resilient ICT Research Center / Applications Laboratory Research and development and project promotion on radio access technologies applicable into severe radio propagation environment
11/6
closed
2021R-52 Network System Research Institute / Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory R&D on high-capacity transport sub-system technologies for all-waveband access network
11/6 2021R-54 Network System Research Institute / Photonic Network System Laboratory Research of resiliency of optical network
11/6 2021R-58 Network System Research Institute / Photonic Network System Laboratory Research on high-speed and low-power short-range optical link technologies and huge-capacity massive-channel optical network system
11/6
closed
2021R-59 Network System Research Institute / Photonic Network System Laboratory Research on optical hardware systems to enable highly efficient use of communication resources in optical networks
11/6 2021R-67 Network System Research Institute / Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory R&D on innovative networking integrating with AI and virtual network technology
11/6 2021R-68 Network System Research Institute / Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory R&D on innovative networking applying blockchain and edge computing
11/6 2021R-71 Wireless Networks Research Center / Wireless Systems Laboratory Research and development on PHY, MAC and higher layers of scalable and broadband wireless access systems
11/6
closed
2021R-74 Wireless Networks Research Center / Space Communications Laboratory Research on satellite laser communications and formation of the user community
11/6 2021R-78 Wireless Networks Research Center / Space Communications Laboratory R&D on the TT&C ground station for the satellite laser communication onboard ETS-9
11/6 2021R-84 Wireless Networks Research Center / Space Communications Laboratory Research on free-space laser communications for small satellites
11/6
updated on 2/26
2021R-91 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory Study on superconducting qubit and circuit technology
12/18
closed
2021R-92 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory Development of superconducting single-photon detector for infrared wavelength
11/6 2021R-99 Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit Terahertz Technology Research Center Terahertz Laboratory R&D on integrated photonics (incl. compact frequency comb light sources) for terahertz (THz) /optical communications
11/6 2021R-101 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Green ICT Device Advanced Development Center Research and development on gallium oxide devices (device processing)
11/6
updated on 12/18
2021R-105 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory Development of high-resolution biological imaging methods or an analysis on the mechanism to form cellular structures
11/6
updated on 2/26
2021R-107 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory research and development of noise-tolerant superconducting qubit aiming at fault-tolerant universal quantum computer
11/6 2021R-111 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center Research on quantum key distribution network
11/6 2021R-112 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center Research on quantum cryptography and quantum communication technologies
11/6 2021R-113 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center Research on practical continuous-variable quantum key distribution
11/6 2021R-114 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center Research on network coding in quantum key distribution networks
11/6 2021R-118 Advanced ICT Research Institute / DUV ICT Device Advanced Development Center Study on fabrication and characterization of semiconductor light-emitting and nanophotonic devices
11/6
closed
2021R-119 Advanced ICT Research Institute / DUV ICT Device Advanced Development Center Study on crystal growth of group Ⅲ nitride semiconductors
11/6 2021R-121 Center for Information and Neural Networks Research on brain function measurement and analysis
11/6
closed
2021R-122 Center for Information and Neural Networks Research on novel technology to analyse brain dynamic function using ultra-high magnetic field MRI
11/6
updated on 3/2
2021R-134 Center for Information and Neural Networks Research and development of quantitative evaluation on language ability and mental state by using EEG data
11/6
closed on 2/4
2021R-137 Center for Information and Neural Networks Study on brain mechanism for biases and cognitive controls during decision making
11/6 2021R-140 Center for Information and Neural Networks Quantitative understanding of brain representations underlying natural perception, cognition, and behavior
11/6 2021R-141 Center for Information and Neural Networks MRI studies on the development, deterioration and disability of body recognition and motor functions of the brain
11/6
closed
2021R-144 Center for Information and Neural Networks Decoding and feedback of neuronal activity by deep neural
12/19
closed
2021R-146 Center for Information and Neural Networks Neuroimaging and psychophysics research on human robust and stable visual perception
12/19
closed
2021R-147 Center for Information and Neural Networks Neural mechanism of efficient cognitive-sensory-motor control
12/19
closed
2021R-148 Center for Information and Neural Networks Development of deformable musculoskeletal model based on medical images
11/6 2021R-149 Center for Information and Neural Networks Research on representation of motion information in the brain
11/6 2021R-154 Center for Information and Neural Networks Research on decoding of human condition and intention from brain information
11/6 2021R-155 Center for Information and Neural Networks Developing decoding techniques to predict forthcoming human actions and intention
11/6
closed on 18. Jan.
2021R-156 Center for Information and Neural Networks Neural mechanism underlying time perception studied with non-invasive manipulative techniques
11/6 2021R-158 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on cyber attack hybrid analysis platform technology
11/6 2021R-160 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on automated cybersecurity using machine learning techniques
11/6 2021R-170 Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center / Advanced Speech Technology Laboratory Research and Development of Advanced Multilingual Speech Recognition and Synthesis Technologies
11/6 2021R-176 Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center / Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory Research and development of next-generation machine translation algorithms
11/6 2021R-177 Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center / Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory Research on Summarization and Omission Completion in Simultaneous Machine Translation
11/6 2021R-180 ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center / ICT Testbed Research, Development and Operations Laboratory Research and development for building large-scale network emulation testbed for designing and evaluating CPS technologies
11/6 2021R-181 ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center / ICT Testbed Research, Development and Operations Laboratory Research and development for building large-scale wireless emulation testbed
11/6 2021R-183 ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center / Social-ICT System Laboratory Demonstrative Research of Synergetic System utilizing Artificial Intelligence and/or Distributed Ledger Technology with Wireless Communications Technology toward the Society enabled by Autonomous Mobility Power
11/6 2021R-184 Strategic Program Produce Office Resaerch on database utlization and data-intensive social collaboration based on internatoinal Open Science trend
11/6
closed
2021R-185 Terahertz Technology Research Center / Collaborative Research Laboratory of Terahertz Technology Research and development of terahertz remote sensing system for micro satellite
12/18
closed
2021R-186 Terahertz Technology Research Center / Collaborative Research Laboratory of Terahertz Technology Research and development for mathematical algorithm of data analysis of satellite observations on green house gas and pollutants
12/18 2021R-188 Center for Information and Neural Networks Research on ethical, legal, and social issues of research outcomes in brain science
12/18 2021R-190 Center for Information and Neural Networks Development of algorithms, circuits and theory based on classical and non-classical magnetic spin principles
12/18 2021R-192 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center Experimental studies on quantum network with trapped ions
12/18 2021R-193 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Remote Sensing Laboratory Research and development of comprehensive analysis method by using AI of remote sensor ( various types of radar, lidar, etc.)acquisition data for meteorological observation
2/26 2021R-194 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory Development of high-resolution biological imaging methods
3/2 2021R-195 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory Research and development of precision optical measurement technology by digital holography
4/1 2021R-196 Advanced ICT Research Institute Center for Information and Neural Networks / Brain Networks and Communication Laboratory Neuroimaging and psychophysics research on human robust and stable visual perception
4/1 2021R-197 Advanced ICT Research Institute Center for Information and Neural Networks / Brain Networks and Communication Laboratory Neural mechanism of efficient cognitive-sensory-motor control
4/22 2021R-198 Network Research Institute, Wireless Networks Research Center / Wireless Systems Laboratory R&D on PHY, MAC, and higher layers for wireless network management, customization, and reenforcement technologies
4/22 2021R-199 Universal Communication Research Institute / Data-driven Intelligent System Research Center Research and Development on Data-driven Intelligent Communication Technology

 date Subject NO.  Department/Group  Work content
11/6 2021R-98 Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit Terahertz Technology Research Center Terahertz Laboratory R&D on novel terahertz (THz) technology (generation/detection of ultrafast modulated signals in the THz frequency region)
12/18
closed
2021R-189 Center for Information and Neural Networks Exploring the neural basis of executive function in working memory
12/18
closed
2021R-191 Center for Information and Neural Networks " Research and development on elucidation of the relationship between working memory and brain function"

date Subject NO. Department/Group Work content
11/6 2021T-91 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Frontier Research Laboratory Superconducting quantum metamaterial technical support
11/6
closed
2021T-153 Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center / Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory R&D for sentence generation including machine translation
2/4
closed
2021T-199 Center for Information and Neural Networks / Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Computatonal study on brain mechanism for biases and cognitive controls during decision making

date Subject NO.  Department/Group  Work content

date Subject NO.  Department/Group  Work content
11/6
closed
2021A-5 Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute / Space Environment Laboratory support for domestic and international outreach activities of space weather forecast services
11/6
closed
2021A-67 Global Alliance Department / International Research Advancement Office Tasks for International Relations which Require the Use of English