Technician/Senior Technician for manufacturing MFCs


Biological Systems Unit is seeking specialist with experience in engineering, electrochemistry and fermentation processes, who will assist us in upscaling project at OIST. The successful candidate will be responsible for manufacturing MFCs that will be used for water treatment assays. The project will be held for 12-18 months and it may be possible to extend the employment, should the results of the work be satisfying.


1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemical or biological sciences
2. Understanding of electrochemistry and fermentation processes
3. Communication skills in English, Japanese is an advantage

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1-1.5 year(s) with a possibility of extension. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). In the case of internship, this is for the fixed 3 months’ period.

Starting Date 
As early as possible. For the internships, it is usually in the summer period (June-September).
Working Hours 
09:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

- Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
- Annual paid leave and summer holidays
- Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid ), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

Contact details: 
Please email with the following submission documents: 1) CV and cover letter in English 2) Reference letters from two referees (in English or Japanese)
Contact email address:
Expiration date: 
Monday, October 3, 2016