HIAS Health is seeking postdoctoral researchers. (Closing date is Monday, 20th, August, 2018 (JST).)

Place of workHitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601, Japan
Numbers of positions1 or 2
SalaryMonthly Salary : about 318,000 ~ 513,000 Japanese yen(Salary will be determined based on experience)
Transportation allowance will be paid in accordance with regulations of the university (Maximum 55,000 Japanese yen per month)
Period of employmentFrom 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020.
The contract shall not be extended.
(The start date is negotiable but it must be before April 1, 2019. The employment period shall be two years from the start date.)
TitleAdjunct Research Associate
Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)1. To contribute to new and on-going health policy research at HIAS Health
2. To contribute or lead to obtaining external research funding
3. To help build and strengthen collaborative research networks with Japanese and international institutions
Qualifications (required skills, experiences etc.)1. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject area, or are expected to receive one within 6 months after their start date.
2. Skills and experience in conducting theoretical and empirical research in health policy
3. Skills to write up and publish research outcomes in top-class journals; skills to develop and write up competitive research proposals for external research funding
4. Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently
5. It is desirable (but is not strictly required) that applicants have published their works in peer reviewed journals and/or have obtained external research funding
Work days and hours8:30-17:15 (including 1 hour lunch break/ 7 hours and 45 min. actual hours per day.)
5 days a week (from Monday to Friday)/ in total 38 hours and 45 min. per week.)
Work days and hours are negotiable, if necessary.
HolidaysSaturday and Sunday, national holidays, new year holidays (Dec. 29-Jan.3), and other holidays designated by the president of the University
Paid holiday will be given when 6 month has passed after employment.
Other paid holidays; condolence leave
Non-paid leave; maternal leave, sick/injured child care leave, care leave etc.
Social insuranceEmployment Insurance, Industrial accident compensation Insurance, Health Insurance, Pension Insurance
SelectionThe HIAS Postdoctoral Researcher will be selected by the application documents (specified below) and an interview in English.
ApplicationApplicants should prepare a single PDF file that contains the following documents from 1 to 3, and send it by email to hias-info@dm.hit-u.ac.jp. Please put “Application for HIAS Health PD” in the subject of the email. (Applications are accepted by email only)
Application documents1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Application Form
Download the form here.
4. Two reference letters (the letters must be sent directly from the referees by email at hias-info@dm.hit-u.ac.jp by the application deadline)
All documents must be written in English or Japanese.
DeadlineMonday, 20th, August, 2018; Application documents must arrive by 17:00 JST.
Notify date of the resultApplicants who are short-listed only will be invited for an interview by 28th August 2018 by phone or email.
Date of interviewWednesday, 5th September, 2018
Policy of returning the documentsWe will NOT return any documents submitted, after the selection we will dispose all documents immediately and appropriately.
Point of contactTakahiro KUBOTA (Mr.)
Should you have any questions, please contact us by email, with “Inquiry regarding HIAS Health PD” in your email subject line.
NotesAll submitted application documents will not be used for any other purpose except the selection process for this position.
Application documents will not be returned. After an application has been processed, all submitted documents will be disposed of immediately in an appropriate manner.
Hitotsubashi University is an equal opportunity employer in the spirit of the Basic Act for Gender-Equal Society.
Transportation cost to visit the interview venue will be paid by the applicant.
Click here to download this application guideline. <PDF>