Recruitment of fixed-term research scientists

Updated:June 23, 2015 (Tuesday)

Recruitment is closed.

Research institutes, Research Division (Location), and Research programs

  • Please see the separate table[PDF:33.0KB].Applicants may submit multiple applications.
  • We are planning to recruit 3 new fixed-term research scientists in total.

Qualifications for application

  • Applicants must possess, or be scheduled to obtain, a doctoral degree prior to the date of employment.
  • Applicants should possess the knowledge, ability, and/or techniques necessary for employment as a member of the research scientist group responsible for the research theme of the intended post.
  • Applicants may be of any nationality, but communicative competence in either Japanese or English is necessary.
  • In cases where applicants' publications and qualifications are evaluated as being equivalent, NARO will give precedence to the employment of women and foreign nationals for these posts.

* Provisions for Disqualification

No person falling under any of the items in the article 38 of The National Public Service Act (Act No. 120 of 1947) shall be eligible to assume the position in NARO except as provided for by rules of the National Personnel Authority.

Employment term

  • Three (3) years, in principle (October 1st, 2015 - September 30th, 2018)
  • Depending on the progress of the research theme, NARO may propose an extension of the employment term and, after examination, may extend the term up to two (2) years.
  • TTenure evaluation will not be carried out.

Application documents

  • Curriculum vitae download the format[XLS:65.5KB]
    File name: (Applicant' s family name)-1.pdf Example: Williams-1.pdf
  • Summary of current research and major achievements (1 page A4 size, free format)
    File name (example): Williams-2.pdf
  • List of publications download the format [XLS:34.5KB]
    File name (example): Williams-3.pdf
  • Major publications (no more than five, in one unified PDF file)
    File name (example): Williams-4.pdf
  • Your future ambitions (1 page A4 size, free format)
    File name (example): Williams-5.pdf
  • Recommendation letter (1 page A4 size, free format, including the name, affiliation, signature, title, phone number, and e-mail address of the recommending person)
    NARO employees are unacceptable as the recommending persons.
    File name (example): Williams-6.pdf
  • Contact address of the applicant (1 page A4 size, free format, including postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address)
    File name (example): Williams-7.pdf


Submitted documents are strictly protected under NARO's Privacy Policy, and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred, or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without legitimate reasons. Documents will not be returned.

E-mail destination address

  • Documents should be submitted by e-mail to
    as attached PDF files.
  • Title of the e-mail:
    (Number of post)-(Family name of applicant)
    Example: N01-Williams
  • If you submit multiple applications, please send each by a separate e-mail.


The documents must arrive by 12:00 on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 (Japan standard time).


  • The selection committee of NARO will perform its initial evaluation based on the documents in the early of August and will notify applicants of the result by August 10th, 2015.
  • The second evaluation (oral interview) will be carried out in Tsukuba City on one day between Auguste 19th and 21st.

The above dates are the currently scheduled dates and subject to change. NARO will inform applicants of any changes to the schedule.

Commencement of employment

Octoberl 1st, 2015


  • The basic monthly salary is ¥332,000, which may be increased based on the employee's career and research activities.
  • Bonus payment will be twice a year in accordance with the regulation of NARO.
  • Transport allowances, overtime compensation and any other* will be given in accordance with the regulation of NARO.
    *There are no dependency allowance and house allowance.
    ◎There is possibility that income will change due to make a revision of regulation.