Employment Opportunities

JAXA is looking for talented and motivated individuals who are willing to work at the frontline of Japanese space development, space science and aviation technology.

Position Available

JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate Recruitment 2017NEW!!

JAXA is seeking for outstanding young researchers who participates in various aerospace projects with specialized knowledge which promote JAXA projects more effectively and efficiently.

Application Deadline October 28th, 2016
Application Guidelines Download (181KB)
Themes List Download (171KB)
Application Form Download
Research Plan Download
Research Achievements Download
Summary of Representative Thesis Download
Letter of Recommendation Download

Call for Applications: JAXA International Top Young Fellowship in 2016NEW!!

JAXA offers scientists and engineers in aerospace an opportunity to conduct research into the scientific and technical aspects of space.

Application Deadline Not later than 23:59 PM (Japan time) on Sunday, November 27, 2016
All application documents including reference letters must be submitted by the above date. (please keep in mind that last-minute applications will leave very short time for referees to prepare reference letters)
Application Click here
Website Click here

Past Employment Opportunities

The following position openings are already closed. You can take a look at them as a reference.

Job Announcement for Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is seeking to recruit a professor at the Department of Space Flight Systems, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA, as described below.

Professor
Application Deadline September 1, 2016, 9:30 (JST).
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (177KB)

Job Announcement for Associate Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is seeking to recruit an associate professor at the Department of Space Flight Systems, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), as described below.

Associate Professor
Application Deadline September 1, 2016, 9:30 (JST).
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (175KB)

Internship

JAXA offers an internship program for students with a strong interest in space aeronautics to have on-site job experience related to their major and their future careers.
This program does not relate to regular employment by JAXA.

FY2016 Internship Application Guidelines
Application Deadline April 28, 2016
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (118KB)
Item(s) to be Assigned During the Internship/
Period of the Internship
2016 Internship Items to be assigned (118KB)
Application document JAXA Application Form (11.5KB)
Reference MOU of THE INTERNSHIP (62.5KB)

Job Announcement for Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is seeking to recruit a professor (Academic Staff) at the Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), as described below.

Professor
Application Deadline April 15, 2016
Application Guidelines Download (45.4KB)

Job Announcement for Assistant Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

The Japan Aerospace Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) is seeking to recruit an assistant professor (Academic Staff) for the Department of Space Flight Systems, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), as described below.

Assistant Professor
Application Deadline April 15, 2016
Application Guidelines Download (62.2KB)

Job Announcement for Associate Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

The Japan Aerospace Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) is seeking to recruit an associate professor (Academic Staff) for the Department of Space Flight Systems, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), as described below.

Associate Professor
Application Deadline April 15, 2016
Application Guidelines Download (62.9KB)

Job Announcement for Associate Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

The Japan Aerospace Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) is seeking to recruit an associate professor (Academic Staff) for the Department of Spacecraft Engineering, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), as described below.

Associate Professor
Application Deadline April 15, 2016
Application Guidelines Download (45.4KB)

JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate recruitment 2016

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) calls for young researchers participation in various aerospace projects with specialized knowledge which promote the projects more effectively and efficiently.

Application Deadline November 13th , 2015
Application Guidelines Download (97KB)
Themes List Download (60KB)
Application form Download
Research Plan Download
List of Papers and Publications Download
Abstract of One Thesis Download
Letter of Recommendation Download

Call for Applications: JAXA International Top Young Fellowship in 2015

JAXA offers scientists and engineers in aerospace an opportunity to conduct research into the scientific and technical aspects of space.

Application Deadline 17:00(Japanese Standard Time), June 19, 2015
* All applications including letters of reference must be received by the due date.
Application Click here
Website Click here

Internship

JAXA offers an internship program for students with a strong interest in space aeronautics to have on-site job experience related to their major and their future careers.
This program does not relate to regular employment by JAXA.

FY2015 Internship Application Guidelines
Application Deadline June 1, 2015
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (113KB)
Item(s) to be Assigned During the Internship/
Period of the Internship
2015 Internship Items to be assigned (178KB)
Application document JAXA Application Form (79KB)
Reference MOU of THE INTERNSHIP (59KB)

Job Announcement for Academic Staff(s) (full time, female and/or foreign nationality) at ISAS

JAXA considers diversity to be one of the crucial factors for sustaining vitality in its basic research environment, and thus seeks to recruit one or two full-time female and/or foreign-nationality Academic staff(s). Successful applicant(s) will work as an associate and/or assistant professor at Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Associate Professor
Application Deadline May 29, 2015
Application Guidelines Download (57KB)

Job Announcement for One Associate Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit an associate professor (Academic staff) at Department of Solar System Sciences, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Associate Professor
Application Deadline March 31, 2015
Application Guidelines Download (48KB)

Job Announcement for One Professor Position at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit a professor (Academic staff) at Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Professor
Application Deadline December 15, 2014
Application Guidelines Download (93KB)

JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate recruitment 2015

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) calls for young researchers participation in various aerospace projects with specialized knowledge which promote the projects more effectively and efficiently.

Application Deadline October 31th , 2014
Application Guidelines Download (85KB)
Themes List Download (45KB)
Application form Download
Research Plan Download
List of Papers and Publications Download
Abstract of One Thesis Download
Letter of Recommendation Download

Job Announcement for One Associate Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit an associate professor (Academic staff) at Department of Space Flight Systems, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Application Deadline January 6, 2014
Application Guidelines Download (84KB)

Job Announcement for One Associate Professor Position (full time) at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit an associate professor (Academic staff) at Department of Space Flight Systems, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Application Deadline January 6, 2014
Application Guidelines Download (84KB)

Call for Applications: JAXA International Top Young Fellowship in FY2013

JAXA offers scientists and engineers in aerospace an opportunity to conduct research into the scientific and technical aspects of space.

Application Period till August 31, 2013
* All applications must be received by the closing date.
On-line application is available at the following site.
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (83KB)
FAQ Click here

JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate recruitment 2014

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) calls for young researchers participation in various aerospace projects with specialized knowledge which promote the projects more effectively and efficiently.

Application Deadline September 27th , 2013
Application Guidelines Download (85KB)
Themes List Download (65KB)
Application form Download
Research Plan Download
List of Papers and Publications Download
Abstract of One Thesis Download
Letter of Recommendation Download

Job Announcement for One Professor Position at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit a professor (Academic staff) at Department of Interdisciplinary Space Science, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Application Deadline September 30, 2013
Application Guidelines Download (43KB)

Job Announcement for One Professor Position at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit a professor (Academic staff) at Department of Solar System Sciences, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Application Deadline September 30, 2013
Application Guidelines Download (43KB)

Job Announcement for One Associate Professor or One Assistant Professor Position at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit an associate professor (Academic staff) or an assistant professor (Academic staff) at Department of Solar System Sciences, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Application Deadline September 30, 2013
Application Guidelines Download (46KB)

Job Announcement for One Assistant Professor Position at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit an assistant professor (Academic staff) at Department of Space Flight Systems, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Application Deadline September 30, 2013
Application Guidelines Download (45KB)

Job Announcement for One Professor Position/One Assistant Professor Position at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit a professor and an assistant professor (Academic staff) at Department of Space Flight Systems, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Professor
Application Deadline February 28, 2013
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (52KB)
Assistant Professor
Application Deadline February 28, 2013
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (54KB)

Aerospace Project Research Associate recruitment

JAXA asks participation in various JAXA projects of young researchers with specialized knowledge which promote the projects more effectively and efficiently. Of this business, JAXA aims many talented young researchers have experiences at the space aviation-related site and learn actual operation of the projects. The employed researchers should support the project from the research side, and in addition, they are asked to promote the cultural and technical information exchange with researchers outside JAXA.

Application Period till September 25, 2012
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (182KB)
Fields in the Recruitment Download (62KB)
Application Documents (1) Application form (47KB)
(2) Research plan (39KB)
(3) List of papers and publications (32KB)
(4) Abstract of one thesis (29KB)
(5) Letter of recommendation (35KB)

Job Announcement for One Professor Position at ISAS

JAXA seeks to recruit a professor (Academic staff) at Department of Spacecraft Engineering, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

Application Deadline August 31, 2012
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (48KB)

Mid-career recruitment

JAXA is hoping to hire the mid-career employees with a various background and their own expertise. JAXA strongly expects them to engage in and advance the JAXA aerospace mission.

Application Period till September 26, 2010
* We are not currently recruiting for this position.
Application Guidelines Download (104KB)
Job Fields Download (36KB)
Application Documents Application form (63KB)

Recruitment for Faculty member

We are looking to recruit people who understand the roles of the Institute of Space and AeronauticalScience (ISAS,) which also has a function of providing cooperative study opportunities with universities, who pursue research in cooperation with domestic and overseas researchers, and who are also enthusiastic about educating and guiding graduate students.

* We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Recruiting positionsApplication deadline
One Professor ISAS Space Structure and Materials (22KB) Nov. 26, 2010
One Associate Professor ISAS Space Transportation Research (22KB) Nov. 26, 2010
One Assistant Professor ISAS Space Information and Energy (22KB) Dec. 15, 2010

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