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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 Research Engineer Full time or more than 28 hours

The positions require advanced knowledge and skill in science and technology for research and development

Short-Term Research Engineer 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, 2024.
Depending on positions, the expiration date of employment may arrive before March 31, 2024.
For details, please refer to each job announcement.
(The scheduled date of employment is April 1, 2023.)
*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 Research Engineers 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.
Research Engineer
  •  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.
Research Assistant
  •  A resume (CV) in a prescribed form(PDF file) (WORD file) 
  • Reference letter(s) by supervisor should be: original text with recommenders 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. Or research achievements such as presentations at academic conferences

    *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., "2023, 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

[4PM (JST), Wednesday 30th November 2022] is the application deadline for jobs starting on April 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  Short-Term Researcher   
Fixed Term Research Engineer   Short-Term Research Engineer  Research Assistant

*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
11/1
update on Nov. 11th
2023R-1 Universal Communication Research Institute / Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory Research and Development of Advanced Multilingual Speech Recognition and Synthesis Technologies
11/1 2023R-2 Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit / Terahertz Technology Research Center, Terahertz Laboratory Integrated terahertz devices
11/1 2023R-3 Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit / Terahertz Technology Research Center, Terahertz Laboratory Development of high-frequency telecommunication systems based on frequency combs
11/1 2023R-4 Network Research Institute / Network Architecture Laboratory R&D on blockchain/DLT and distributed networking
11/1 2023R-5 Network Research Institute / Network Architecture Laboratory R&D on AI and network virtualization integration for advanced networking
11/1 2023R-6 Network Research Institute / Network Architecture Laboratory R&D on FPGA/P4 and programmable hardware routers
11/1 2023R-7 Universal Communication Research Institute / Data-driven Intelligent System Research Center Research and Development on Data-driven Intelligent Communication Technology
11/1 2023R-8 Network Research Institute / Photonic ICT Research Center, Optical Access Technology Laboratory Research and development on ultra high-speed optical to electrical signal convertion and it application for access network
11/1 2023R-9 Network Research Institute / Photonic ICT Research Center, Optical Access Technology Laboratory Research and development on the transmission media-independent and harmonized seamless access network technology
11/1 2023R-10 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Kobe Frontier Research Center, Neuro-ICT Laboratory Transcriptional regulation of the master regulator gene fruitless that instruct the male courtship circuit formation
11/1 2023R-11 Network Research Institute / Photonic ICT Research Center, Photonic Network Laboratory Research on huge-capacity massive-channel optical network system technology and optical network flexibility expansion technology
11/1 2023R-12 Network Research Institute / Photonic ICT Research Center, Photonic Network Laboratory Research of resiliency of optical network
11/1 2023R-13 Open Innovation Promotion Headquarters, Social Innovation Unit / ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center, Social-ICT System Laboratory Building a testbed and an experimental Research & Development of next generation IoT wireless, AI, or time-space synchronization of distributed devices for active autonomous mobilities society in Beyond5G era
11/1 2023R-14 Universal Communication Research Institute / Big Data Integration Research Center Research on cyber-physical systems for behavior support using IoT data
11/1 2023R-15 Universal Communication Research Institute / Big Data Integration Research Center Research on cross-data analysis AI technology for super smart society
11/1 2023R-16 Universal Communication Research Institute / Big Data Integration Research Center Research on fundamental technologies for smart data analysis
11/1 2023R-17 Universal Communication Research Institute / Big Data Integration Research Center Research on Distributed AI Technology for Smart IoT
11/1 2023R-18 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Kobe Frontier Research Center, DUV ICT Device Laboratory Study on fabrication and characterization of semiconductor light-emitting and nanophotonic devices
11/1 2023R-19 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Kobe Frontier Research Center, DUV ICT Device Laboratory Study on group Ⅲ nitride semiconductors for novel photonic devices
11/1 2023R-20 Universal Communication Research Institute / Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory Research on multilingual neural machine translation in Asian languages
11/1 2023R-21 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Koganei Frontier Research Center, Quantum ICT Laboratory Research and development of noise-tolerant quantum node technology using superconducting quantum circuits
11/1 2023R-22 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Koganei Frontier Research Center, Quantum ICT Laboratory Research on quantum cryptography and quantum communication technologies
11/1 2023R-23 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Koganei Frontier Research Center, Quantum ICT Laboratory Research and development on ion traps for fault-tolerant quantum computing
11/1 2023R-27 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Koganei Frontier Research Center Research and development on gallium oxide devices (device processing)
11/1 2023R-28 Network Research Institute / Wireless Networks Research Center, Space Communication Systems Laboratory Research on application of Ka-band satellite communication
11/1 2023R-31 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Kobe Frontier Research Center, Bio-ICT Laboratory Artificial design of biomolecular system and the study of mechanical information processing
11/1 2023R-32 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Koganei Frontier Research Center,Terahertz ICT Device Laboratory Additional Post: Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit, Terahertz Technology Research Center, Terahertz Laboratory R&D on terahertz- and millimeter-wave wireless technology
11/1 2023R-33 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Security Fundamentals Laboratory Research on Privacy Enhancing Technologies
11/1 2023R-34 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Security Fundamentals Laboratory Research on Cryptography
11/1 2023R-35 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Kobe Frontier Research Center, Bio-ICT Laboratory Research on biological ICT in cell growth and gene expression
11/1 2023R-37 Network Research Institute / Resilient ICT Research Center, Sustainable ICT Systems Laboratory Research and development on radio access technologies applicable into severe radio propagation environment
11/1 2023R-38 Network Research Institute / Resilient ICT Research Center, Sustainable ICT Systems Laboratory Research and development on communication protocols adapt to the disruptive changes of deployed networks due to a disaster or serious communication failures
11/1 2023R-39 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Kobe Frontier Research Center, Nano-scale Functional Assembly ICT Laboratory Research and development on optical and high-frequency nano-hybrid devices
11/1 2023R-40 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Kobe Frontier Research Center, Nano-scale Functional Assembly ICT Laboratory Study on high-performance nano-hybrid devices
11/1 2023R-41 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Psychological and brain mechanisms underlying the influence of emotions on cognitive functions and individual well-being
11/1 2023R-42 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Research and development of brain image measurement and analysis technology using ultra-high field MRI
11/1 2023R-43 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Study on computational theory of decision making
11/1 2023R-44 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Constructing a computaianol model for human decisino making.
11/1 2023R-45 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Study on brain dynamics for social interactions and communications
11/1 2023R-46 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Decision making mechanisms in the virtual society
11/1 2023R-47 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Elucidation of behavioral change mechanisms in decision making
11/1 2023R-48 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Research on brain functions and development of applied technology using electroencephalogram.
11/1 2023R-49 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Research on advanced technology of neuroimaging
11/1 2023R-50 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Research on highly advanced technology of neuroimaging
11/1 2023R-51 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Brain Networks and Communication Laboratory "Development of a gait improvement system "
11/1 2023R-52 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Neural Information Engineering Laboratory Modeling Eureka effect in visual object recognition
11/1 2023R-53 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Center for Information and Neural Networks, Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory Modeling neural computations underlying human spatial cognition under natural visual experience
11/1 2023R-55 Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit / Terahertz Technology Research Center, Terahertz Laboratory Research development for mathmatical algorithm of data analysis of satellite observations on green house gas and pollutants
11/1 2023R-56 Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit / Terahertz Technology Research Center, Terahertz Laboratory research and development for THz remote sensing
11/1 2023R-57 Open Innovation Promotion Headquarters, Social Innovation Unit / ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center, ICT Testbed Research, Development and Operations Laboratory Research and development on AI and machine learning technologies
11/1 2023R-58 Open Innovation Promotion Headquarters, Social Innovation Unit / ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center, ICT Testbed Research, Development and Operations Laboratory Research and development on IoT edge computing technology
11/1 2023R-59 Universal Communication Research Institute / Advanced Reality Technology Laboratory Research and development of machine learning technologies to reconstruct and/or understand humans and environments
11/1 2023R-63 Quantum ICT Collaboration Center Research on quantum dynamics control and quantum information processing, and their applications
11/1 2023R-64 Quantum ICT Collaboration Center Research on network coding and physical layer security
11/1 2023R-65 Quantum ICT Collaboration Center Research on practical continuous-variable quantum key distribution
11/1 2023R-66 Cybersecurity Research Institute / National Cyber Training Center, Cyber Training Laboratory Research on Human Resource Development and Research for Cybersecurity
11/1 2023R-67 Radio Research Institute / Radio Propagation Research Center, Remote Sensing Laboratory Research and development on optical quantum remote sensing
11/1 2023R-68 Radio Research Institute / Radio Propagation Research Center, Remote Sensing Laboratory R&D on cloud and precipitation observation from satellites and their calibration and verification on the ground
11/1 2023R-69 Radio Research Institute / Radio Propagation Research Center, Remote Sensing Laboratory Research and development of drone-mounted microwave sensors
11/1 2023R-70 Radio Research Institute / Radio Propagation Research Center, Space Environment Laboratory Development of space weather forecast system based on ionosphere research
11/1 2023R-71 Radio Research Institute / Radio Propagation Research Center, Space Environment Laboratory Development of space environment monitor onboard geostationary orbit satellite
11/1 2023R-72 Radio Research Institute / Electromagnetic Standards Research Center, Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory A Study on Exposure Assessment Methods and Compliance Assessment Methods for Diversified Radio Use
11/1 2023R-73 Radio Research Institute / Electromagnetic Standards Research Center, Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory Research on Advanced EMC Measurement Technology
11/1 2023R-74 Radio Research Institute / Electromagnetic Standards Research Center, Space-Time Standards Laboratory Generation of a timescale using optical clocks
11/1 2023R-75 Radio Research Institute / Electromagnetic Standards Research Center, Space-Time Standards Laboratory Study in algorisms to build a stable timescale
11/1
closed on Nov. 15
2023R-77 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on AI-enhanced cybersecurity
11/1 2023R-78 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research on Data Driven Cybersecurity Technology
11/1 2023R-79 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research on 5G Security
11/1 2023R-80 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory R&D on Usable Security
11/1 2023R-81 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory R&D on an Automated Method of Curating Cybersecurity Articles
11/1 2023R-82 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on cyberattack-attribution technology
11/1 2023R-83 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and Development on Hardware Security
11/1 2023R-84 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory Research and development on data-driven cybersecurity technology
11/1 2023R-85 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory  Research on cyber threat intelligence
11/1 2023R-87 Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit / Terahertz Technology Research Center, Terahertz Laboratory Research development for Luner Resource Exploration by Terahertz Observation Satellite

 date Subject NO.  Department/Group  Work content

date Subject NO. Department/Group Work content
11/1 2023T-18 Universal Communication Research Institute / Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory Indic Natural Language Generation
11/1 2023T-19 Universal Communication Research Institute / Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory Research and development on machine translation for structured documents
11/1 2023T-21 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Koganei Frontier Research Center, Quantum ICT Laboratory Research and maintenance work for experimental equipment

date Subject NO.  Department/Group  Work content

date Subject NO.  Department/Group  Work content
11/1 2023R-24 Advanced ICT Research Institute / Koganei Frontier Research Center, Quantum ICT Laboratory Experimental studies on quantum network with trapped ions
11/1 2023R-29 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Security Fundamentals Laboratory Research on Post-Quantum Cryptography and its Evaluation
11/1 2023R-30 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Security Fundamentals Laboratory Research on Cryptographic technologies for secure data utilization
11/1 2023R-36 Network Research Institute / Resilient ICT Research Center, Sustainable ICT Systems Laboratory Research and development on radio access technologies applicable into severe radio propagation environment
11/1 2023R-86 Cybersecurity Research Institute / Cybersecurity Laboratory A Research on Data-driven Cybersecurity