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Specially Appointed Research Scientist for Establishment of Fundamental Evaluation Procedure for Water Electrolysation in Renewable Energy System
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
We are seeking to recruit research scientist to work for Establishment of Fundamental Evaluation Procedure for Water Electrolysation in Renewable Energy System.

[Job Title]
Establishment of Fundamental Evaluation Procedure for Water Electrolysation in Renewable Energy System

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
We recruit researchers who contribute to establishment of fundamental evaluation procedure for water electrolysation in renewable energy system. Applicant are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in system development and work on the following tasks.
(1) Making basic designs of experimental systems and evaluation procedures,
(2) Conducting execution management for establishing experimental systems,
(3) Contributing to global standardization for evaluation procedure of water electrolysation using renewable energy,
(4) Organizing an advisory committee (tentative) discussing appropriate evaluation procedures for water electrolyzer.

[Address of work location and other information]
FREA(Koriyama-shi, Fukushima)

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
1-2 position

[Starting date and Term of Employment]
Start of Employment is April 1st, 2022
Term of Employment: up to March 31, 2024 (May be extended until March 31st, 2026 if the project is extended)

Please refer to our website for more detail on this position:

Research field
All Engineering
Complex systems
All Complex systems
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Assistant Professor level
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Full time ( Fixed-term - The period of term will end on or before March 31, 2024; May be extended until March 31st, 2026 if the project is extended)
Work location
Tohoku district - Fukushima 

[Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.]

We seek applicants who has Ph.D. degree (Ph.D. candidates expected to earn a degree by the start date included) or equivalent skills and experience to conduct the ongoing R&D project.

For details, please visit the AIST website


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]

Salary- Base monthly salary for new Ph.D. graduates aged 28 - JPY 302,600.
More to add if you have proven professional experience after Ph.D. The expected annual salary ranges from JPY 6,000k including bonus (before tax). Work responsibility allowance, overtime allowance and commuting allowance are separately provided in accordance with the Rules on Salary of Fixed-term employees.

Work Hours - Standard work hours - 7h 45m per day (Break time is 1 h), 38h 45m per week.(Overtime Work: may be required to work outside the above normal working hours in some cases)

Days-off - Sundays, Saturdays, public holidays, New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3).
Leave – Annual paid leave, Sick leave, Special leave (summer vacation, marriage, maternity, mourning).

Benefits - Enrolled with the mutual aid association of METI that provides Health insurance, Pension, Employment Insurance, Workers'Compensation.

Others - Smoking-space outside the building as a passive smoking prevention policy

Application period
2021/09/10 -  2022/03/31 Deadline for receipt
Application will be accepted until the positions are filled.
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (Application documents/ Submission methods of Postal mail, e-mail, Web application (including description for using JREC-IN Portal "Web application" function) etc./ Where to send documents such as address, e-mail address, etc.)]

For details, please visit AIST official website and download an application form (MS-WORD).

(1) An application document should be submitted via JREC-IN, no postal mail or e-mail attachment is acceptable.
(2) Advance registration is required from the following webpage.
(3) Applicants should follow the instruction described at AIST website when completing the application form. Please be aware that AIST will not accept any application that does not meet the submission requirements.

[Selection Process]
(1)Document Review and aptitude test, Interviews at Research Department
[Expected Schedule]
Mid-October to Mid-November 2021
[Notification of Results]
Late-November 2021 (note: unsuccessful applicants are not informed after document-based screening.)
(2) The Final Interview Examination (Interview Examination by Recruitment and Employment Committee)
[Expected Schedule]
Early-December to Mid-December 2021
[Notification of Results]

*In principle, interviews will be held online for a while.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
Personnel Office, Human Resource Division
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Fax: +81-29-862-6049

Online Submission
Online Submission with all application documents is available.
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"Research Scientist" corresponds to job type "Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level","Assistant Professor level","Researcher/Postdoc level" in this job posting.

before: 2021/09/10 - 2021/10/12 Deadline for receipt
Application deadline is 12:00 at noon (JST), October 12, 2021.
after: 2022/03/31 Deadline for receipt
Application will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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