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Specially Appointed Research Scientist for Analyses of Production Behaviors and Modeling on Exploitation of Methane Hydrate Resources
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
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Human Resources Division
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
We are seeking to recruit a research scientist to work for the R&D Program of Methane Hydrate Resources funded by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI.

[Job Title]
Analyses of production behaviors and modeling on exploitation of methane hydrate

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
In order to develop economical technologies for natural gas production from the off-shore methane hydrate sediment, we are recruiting a researcher who has an advanced knowledge and experimental and analytical techniques in the field of a geology, reservoir engineering and numerical modeling that analyzes and models the processes in the methane hydrate reservoir.

[Address of work location and other information]
AIST Hokkaido or AIST Tsukuba

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
1 position with Research Institute of Energy Frontier

[Starting date and Term of Employment]
Until up to March 31st, 2022. The employment term will be determined following the selection process.

Research field
All Chemistry
All Engineering
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
All Interdisciplinary science and engineering
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 March 31, 2022.)
Work location
Hokkaido district - Hokkaido 
Kanto district - Ibaraki 

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

Ph.D. degree in a relevant research field or equivalent significant experiences, skills and achievements are required for the project.

For details, please visit our website below:


Compensation - Base monthly salary is determined commensurate with the candidate's academic background and previous professional carrier under the salary table whose the bottom point is JPY 301,200 (before tax). A monthly salary will include work responsibility allowance, overtime allowance, and commuting allowance in accordance with AIST Salary policy. Seasonal bonuses will be paid twice a year.

Work Hours - Work hours vary depending on working time system (flex-time system, discretionary working time system or standard working time system).

Days-Off and Leave - Official days-off are Sundays, Saturdays, public holidays, New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3) and the days specified by the President separately. Annual leave is provided in accordance with AIST Rules of Employment.

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

Application period
2019/06/05 -  2019/12/31 Deadline for receipt
This position will be closed when filled by an appropriate candidate.
/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.)]

Please visit our website for details:

(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 (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
(1)Document-based screening will be conducted in each research department. Only successful candidates will be notified of the result.
(2) First-stage interview will be scheduled approximately within a month from application. The location will be specified separately. Candidates traveling more than 100km will be reimbursed for travel expenses. The result will be sent via email to all candidates as soon as possible.
(3) Final-stage interview will be scheduled approximately within half a month to a month from the first-stage interview and held at AIST Tsukuba Center. Candidates traveling more than 100km will be reimbursed for travel expenses. The result will be sent via email and post mail to all candidates as soon as possible.

[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 Sc ience and Technology
Fax: +81-29-862-6049

Online Submission
JREC-IN Portal web application

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