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To First year Ph.D. students and Second-year doctorate students enrolling in September and New Ph.D. students starting from April 2022 at the Graduate School of Science and Technology

The Graduate Schools of Keio University have the Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) System to foster young researchers who will play an important role in future research activity as well as to promote their career growth. We expect that Second-year students enrolling in September and First-year and New students in the Ph.D. program will proactively take advantage of this opportunity.
Also, we would like our faculty members to guide students at your laboratories who are qualified to apply following certain procedures.

1. Application Period / Place of Submission

Application Period

December 10, 2021 (Fri.) - January 11, 2022 (Tue.), 4:00 p.m.
※The Student Affairs Division will be closed from December 28, 2021 to January 5, 2022 for the year-end and New Year holidays.

Place of Submission Academic Services (1F on 25th Building)

or by Postal mail(Letter-pack), or by e-mail

to gakuseika-su-yagami"@"adst.keio.ac.jp



2. Application Forms

When submitting, file in a paper folder in order below. Keep it in mind that the application documents will not be returned once they are submitted.

▶ Application Form 1
▶ Application Form 2 
▶ Application Form 3
▶ Application Form 4

3. Position/Term

Position

Research Associate(fixed term/research incentive) on a full-time basis / one-year contract

Monthly basic salary 170,000 yen
*Tuition and fees are not exempted. Expenses such as transportation fee are not provided.
Appointed Term April 1, 2022- March 31, 2023
*First-year Ph.D. students can apply for continuation for the subsequent year



4. Number of appointees

Nine appointees in Academic Year 2022(including appointees from the previous year)

5. Qualifications Eligible students and application/selection criteria

Application eligibility: New doctoral program students starting from April 2022, first-year doctorate students, and second-year doctorate students enrolling in September at the Graduate School of Science and Technology. New students starting from April can hold the position until the end of their second year. Students enrolled in September can be hold the position until the end of the Fall Semester of their third year.

【Important Notes】
1)Students who plan to take a temporary leave of absence or study abroad during the appointed academic year may not apply.
2)The contract will be terminated if the research plan described in the application form is not implemented in a long-term internship, etc., within three months of appointment to the position.
3)The contract will be terminated at the time of program completion should you obtain your doctoral degree early.
4)When applying to extend an appointment as a Research Associate (Non-tenured)/Research Assistant, you must also have applied to be a Research Fellow (DC1, DC2) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
*Concurrent application to be a Research Fellow (DC1, DC2) of the JSPS also reflects well when applying for a new appointment as a Research Associate (Non-tenured) / Research Assistant.
5)Applications to extend appointments the following academic year for students selected as a Research Associate (Non-tenured) / Research Assistant are also subject to screening and approved or denied based upon the student's research accomplishments, etc.
6)The following students cannot apply.
・Those who have been selected as a recipient of the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists
・Those who have been selected as a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship student
7)You may not apply if you will receive a scholarship from an entity outside of Keio or have been selected as a recipient of the Fujiwara Foundation International Student Scholarship. Please carefully check the details of scholarships for which you have been selected or are currently receiving and contact the Office of Student Services, Student Life Services Section if you have any questions.
8)Those who are selected as Research Associates (Non-tenured) / Research Assistant are not allowed to concurrently hold the following:
・Receive a salary as an RA at a leading graduate school
・Receive a salary as a project researcher or temporary employee
・Have full-time employment outside of Keio University
9)For international students, as the Research Associate (Non-tenured) / Research Assistant employment provisions stipulate 28 hours of work per week, please be aware that being appointed as a Research Associate (Non-tenured) / Research Assistant will mean losing the ability to earn a salary elsewhere.

6. Affiliation and duties

Research Associates (Non-tenured) / Research Assistants are affiliated with the Graduate School of Science and Technology, but are not involved in its management. They are not, in principle, in charge of classes, etc.

Their duties are to assist with the promotion of the Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology, and proctor examinations within the university as well as entrance examinations. Promotion activities include giving lectures at primary schools, junior high schools, and high schools; participating in open campus events for the Faculty of Science and Technology; and conducting group activities among Research Associates (Non-tenured) / Research Assistants aimed at improving oneself to carry out these promotional duties.

7. TA duties and relation to other scholarships

・Research Associates (Non-tenured) / Research Assistants are allowed to work as a TA within Keio or lead tutorial hours at the Faculty of Science and Technology and receive compensation.
・Research Associates (Non-tenured) / Research Assistants cannot receive the KLL PhD. Program Research Grant (hereinafter, "KLL Research Grant"). If you have already applied for the KLL Research Grant and are selected as a Research Associate (Non-tenured) / Research Assistant, you must withdraw your KLL research grant application at that point.

8. Announcement of screening results

Results will be released in written form in March 2022 following screening led by the Research Associate (Non-tenured) / Research Assistant Candidate Selection Committee. If selected, the appointment will be

9. Reference material

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10. Inquiries

E-mail: gakuseika-su-yagami"@"adst.keio.ac.jp