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Recruitment of Fixed-Term Contract Researchers (XR Field)
KDDI Research, Inc.
URL of institution or department
XR Division
Institution type
Private corporation
Content of job information

[Company profile]
KDDI Research, Inc. is promoting a seamless flow from research analysis to R&D mainly in information and communication technology (ICT) fields, which was established on October 1, 2016, by merging KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., and KDDI Research Institute, Inc.

[Recruitment background]
In the field of "XR (AR/VR/MR)", which is one of the fundamental technologies supporting the realization of "KDDI Accelerate 5.0", KDDI's next-generation social concept, we are looking for new researchers who will take on the challenge of creating new experiences by realizing technologies that reconstruct and transmit the entire physical space including people and objects in virtual space with a high level of presence and realism, and technologies that provides an immersive experience in a metaverse space as if you were there or meeting someone face-to-face.
For more information about "KDDI Accelerate 5.0", please refer to our website.

[Job description]
You will be expected to engage in work that generally corresponds to one of the following areas. R&D work includes academic presentations, patent applications, technical verifications through system prototyping, and external promotions. International standardization work includes proposal preparation, patent application, writing contribution documents, and negotiations with external parties.
1. R&D and international standardization of compression technology related to video, 3D point clouds, and 3D meshes
2. R&D of technologies for reproducing five-sense information such as images, sounds, and haptics (including system implementation such as PoC)
3. R&D related to immersive XR space creation to enhance the experience of the metaverse

[Address of work location]
2-1-15 Ohara, Fujimino-shi, Saitama, 356-0003, JAPAN.
Our office is located in Fujimino-shi, Saitama, 30 minutes from Tokyo metropolitan area by train.

[Number to be accepted]
2 or 3 people

[Starting date]
Scheduled for April 2023.

Research field
All Informatics
Electrical and electronic engineering
Mathematical and physical sciences
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Saitama 

[Required qualifications]
・Major in science and engineering
・Ph.D or both a master's degree and business experiences (several years)
・No significant difficulty in speaking, reading and writing in Japanese
・No significant difficulty in reading and writing in English

It is desirable to have advanced knowledge or experience regarding any of the following:
・Programming experience in Python, C/C++, etc.
・Image processing and computer vision (Point Cloud Library, OpenCV, etc.)
・Patent application
・International standardization activities
・Game engines such as Unity and UnrealEngine, etc.

[Welcomed Personality]
・Have good communication skills, cooperative spirit, and the ability to work together with team members to tackle difficult issues with persistence
・Have strong originality and willingness to explore new research themes and research areas on his/her own


・Fixed-term employee: Contracts are renewed annually and up to 5 years for postdoctoral researchers (up to 3 years for other researchers)
・Salary: According to our company's regulations
・Working hours: 09:00-17:30 (1-hour break, 7 hours 30 minutes working)
・Holidays and Vacation: Two-day work weekend (Saturday, Sunday), National holidays, New year's holidays, Paid vacation, Condolences vacation, etc.
・Allowances: Housing allowance, commuting allowance, overtime allowance
・Welfare: employment insurance, health insurance, welfare annuity insurance

Application period
2023/03/31 Deadline for receipt
We may close the recruitment earlier after deciding a hiring researcher.
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application (submission) method]
(1)Application documents
・Resume (include photo, education, awards, qualifications, and contact information)
・Curriculum vitae
・List of all publications
(The application documents will not be returned. )

(2)Destination address
Send the application documents electronically to the e-mail address listed below.
Please write "Application for fixed-term contract researchers (XR Field)" in the title of the email.

[Selection details, Result notifi cation method]
Application screening and interview
(Applicants who pass the document screening will be notified of the results.)

[Contact information]
XR Division, KDDI Research, Inc.

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Online Submission with all application documents is available.
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