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The position requires a highly motivated mind toward innovative research and the ability to actively and autonomously conduct research in the targeted field.

Upon employment, you will be assigned to an appropriate research field where you will set milestones and research targets to clear within the 5-year term. Start-up funds are allocated in the first and second year of employment and can be used for research.

During the 5-year term, you may be given the opportunity to be evaluated by the executives and apply for a permanent position.

Overview and Requirements
※The following recruitment has been closed.

Number of Positions

A total of about 30 positions will be filled for permanent "Researcher", "Research Engineer", and "Researcher (Tenure-Track)" positions altogether (We recruit on the basis of diversity promotion).

Locations

  • Koganei, Tokyo (Headquarters) (Radio Research Institute,
                     Network Research Institute,
                     Cybersecurity Research Institute,
                     Advanced ICT Research Institute,
                     Beyond 5G Research and Development,
                     Quantum ICT Collaboration Center,
                     Open Innovation Promotion
                     Headquarters and Social Innovation Unit)
  • Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Wireless Networks Research Center)
  • Soraku‑gun, Kyoto (Keihanna) (Universal Communication Research Institute)
  • Kobe, Hyogo (Advanced ICT Research Institute)
  • Suita, Osaka (Center for Information and Neural Networks)
  • Sendai, Miyagi (Resilient ICT Research Center)
  • Kashima, Ibaraki (Kashima Space Technology Center)
  • Nomi, Ishikawa (Hokuriku StarBED Technology Center)
  • Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Okinawa Electromagnetic Technology Center)

Qualifications

  • The applicant in principle, must be able to start the position as of April 1st, 2023.
  • The applicant can be of any nationality (interviews will be conducted either in Japanese or English).
  • The applicant shall be within less than about 10 years after obtaining the doctor's degree.

Date of Employment

April 1st, 2023 (in principle)

Conditions

  1. The target research theme, etc. will be determined after close discussion with the division or group you will belong to.
  2. During the 5-year term, researchers who have achieved a certain level of success may be given the opportunity to be evaluated by the executives and apply for a permanent position.

Focused Areas of Research

Learn more about our focused areas of research. Please note that they are subject to change due to the updates in the Mid-to-Long-Term Plan.

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Compensation and Benefits

Appointed Term

This is a fixed-term "Researcher (Tenure-Track)" position of 5 years.

Salary (example)

Basic Monthly Salary 398,000JPY (Starting salary for master graduates)
Basic Monthly Salary 469,000JPY (Starting salary for doctor graduates)

The following allowances will be permitted in addition to the above:

  • Dependent allowance…… Permitted to employees with dependent family members; e.g., 10,000JPY/month per child, etc.
  • Housing allowance…… A maximum of 28,000JPY/month is permitted to employees with rented accommodation.
  • Commuting allowance…… A maximum of 55,000JPY/month for commuting costs will be permitted; e.g., the monthly commuter pass fee for public transportation.

In addition, overtime allowances, qualification allowances, special researcher allowances, and special service allowances, etc. may be permitted for those that apply.

*The basic monthly salary will be determined considering your academic background, work and research experiences, and will be based on NICT's pay scale for the position.

*The basic monthly starting salary is an estimated amount as of April 1st, 2022.

Work Schedule, etc.

  1. Full-time, 5 days (average of 37.5 hours) a week.
    A 'flextime' labor system is applied in principle.
  2. Annual Paid Leave
    20 days (April 1st to March 31st)
    Available on an hourly basis
  3. Other special paid leave can be granted.
    Telecommuting Program is available.
  4. Childcare and nursing care leave are also granted.

Benefits

  1. Health insurance: National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations
  2. Pension: Welfare pension
  3. Labor insurance: Unemployment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance

Additional Information

  • We are actively hiring female researchers.
  • In principle, the date of employment will be April 1st, 2023.
  • Relocation fees for new employees will be borne by NICT in accordance with its regulations.

Application

Application Deadline

5 p.m. (JST)  Friday, April 8th, 2022
No exceptions will be accepted.

Required Documents

All application documents must be submitted in PDF format through the online application page below.
 *Free format for 2 to 5

1. Application form PDF

  • Please use either of the NICT templates in MS-Excel [47KB] or PDF [178KB] to create your draft. The final version must be submitted in PDF format with your photo* attached (*image data acceptable).
    When creating your draft using the MS-Excel template, fill out the necessary information in the "Input Sheet 入力フォーム" and convert the "For submission 提出用" sheet into PDF.
  • Specify the position you are applying to in "Job title/応募職種".
  • Applicants may apply for both permanent "Researcher" and "Researcher (Tenure-Track)" positions as long as the requirements are met. When applying for both, select the two in "Job title/応募職種".
  • Please refer to our Focused Areas of Research page for further details and keywords.

2. Research background (including a summary) PDF

3. Publication list (by journal and oral presentation) PDF

4. Research accomplishments (3 main publications or papers) PDF
  *Please make sure the files are accessible.

5. Future research plans PDF

How to Apply (online application)

  • 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.
  • Documents received by post or email, and/or insufficient and incomplete documents will not be accepted.

Selection Process

1. Reception of application forms and document screening

After careful document screening, emails will be sent out (scheduled around late May to early June) to those who we would like to call for an interview with the executives.

2. Interviews with the executives (headquarters)

Candidates will be called for an interview with the executives at the headquarters. This will be the final selection stage and is scheduled around late June.
We will ask all interviewees to submit the following documents.
The travel expenses for the interviews will not be reimbursed.

Presentation slides

Submit in electronic format (MS-PowerPoint or PDF)

  • Modifications to the documents will not be accepted after submission.
    You may NOT bring in your own computer and/or additional materials.
  • Presentations must be less than 10 minutes and the file size must be kept to less than 10MB.

Reference letters from two different recommenders

Submit in electronic file and original by post

  • Recommendations from NICT employees will not be accepted.
  • The 2 letters shall be addressed to the President of NICT and must be signed by each recommender.
  • The letters can be in English.
  • The original letters do not need to be individually sealed when sent by post.

(Reference) Recruitment history

FY2022: 2 candidates, FY2021: 4 employees, FY2020: 3 employees

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.

Contact

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: Contact email address