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Application for Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) at the Graduate School of Science and Technology in Academic Year 2017

Updated January 30, 2017

To First year Ph.D. students and New Ph.D. students starting from April 2017 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 first-year and new students in the Ph.D. program will proactively take advantage of this opportunity.

1. Application Period / Place of Submission:
Application Period: Wednesday, February 1 – Monday, February 22, 2017 by 4:00 pm
Place of Submission: Academic Services (1F on 25th Building)

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.

3. Position/Term

Position: Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) on a full-time basis / one-year contract
Monthly basic salary: 170,000 yen
Fringe benefits: Social insurance (including health, employee’s pension, employment insurance) is offered.
 *Tuition and fees are not exempted. Expenses such as transportation fee are not provided.
Appointed Term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
 *First-year Ph.D. students can apply for continuation for the subsequent year

4. Number of appointees
Nine appointees in Academic Year 2017 (including appointees from the previous year)

5. Qualifications
Qualification requirements: First year Ph. D. students and new Ph. D. students starting from April 2017 at the Graduate School of Science and Technology. New students starting from April can be appointed until the end of their second year. Students enrolled in September can be appointed until the end of fall semester in their third year.

   <<Remarks>>

  • 1)Students who plan to take a temporary leave of absence or go study abroad during the appointed period are not allowed to apply for this position.
    • 2)If a student is out of campus for more than three months due to internship or other reasons during the appointed period, the contract will be cancelled.
      • 3)If a student awards a doctoral degree shorter than the standard duration, the contract will be cancelled at the completion of the doctoral program.
        • 4)Those who correspond to any of the followings are not allowed to apply for this position.
          • Students who have been selected as recipients of JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists in 2017.
          • Students who have been selected as recipients of Monbukagakusho Government Scholarship.
          • Students who have been elected as recipients of Fujiwara Scholarship or Yoshida Scholarship Foundation (Doctor 21).
           For other scholarship recipients, please confirm your qualification at the Student Life Services.
        • 5)The Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) is not allowed to be in any of the following positions.
          • Salaried GCOE Research Assistant
            The Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) is allowed to participate in GCOE activities as an unpaid RA. In that case, he/she is allowed to receive the reimbursement of expenses such as overseas business trip incurred in GCOE activities.
          • Salaried Special Research Professors at KLL
        • 6)In case of international students, there is a working rule which allows those students to work 28 hours per week and Research Associate fulfills this condition. Thus once international students are appointed as Research Associates, those students are not allowed to receive any salary from any other organizations or institutions.

          6. Affiliation / Work Assignment
          The Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) is assigned to the Graduate school of Science and Technology. Yet he/she does not participate in its management and basically does not have any classes. Work assignments are as follows:

            • Assisting in PR activities for School of Science and Technology
            • Proctor for entrance exams and any exams within school of Science and Technology PR activities include giving lectures at primary schools, junior high schools and high schools and assisting 'Open Campus' at Yagami campus. To conduct these activities, group activities are organized to improve oneself. IGP students have choice to have these work assignments in English.

          7.TA and Scholarships

            • The Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) is allowed to work as TA in Keio or to take charge of tutorial hours and receive salary from those activities.
            • Students who have selected as recipients of Fujiwara or Tamura Scholarships can also apply for the Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive). Yet they must withdraw the scholarships if they are accepted as the Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive).
            • The Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) is not allowed to receive a doctoral program research grant offered by KLL. Once a student is accepted as the Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) while applying for the KLL research grant, he/she must withdraw the grant application for the grant immediately.

          8. Announcement of screening results
          After screening led by the Research Associate (fixed term/research incentive) Candidates Selection Committee, the result will be notified in written form in March 2017. The appointment will be effective from April 1, 2017.

          9. Inquiries
          Academic Services (1F on 25th Building)
          TEL 045-566-1463

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