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

  • Call for Applications: JAXA International Top Young Fellowship in 2014

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

    Application guidelines:   Download (212KB)
    Application Deadline:

    May 30, 2014
    * All applications must be received by the closing date.
    On-line application is available at the following site.

    Application: click here
    Website: click here
  • 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 Guidelines: Download (84KB)
    Application Deadline:

    January 6, 2014

  • 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 Guidelines: Download (84KB)
    Application Deadline:

    January 6, 2014

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  • 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 guidelines:   Download (83KB)
    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.

    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 Guidelines: Download (85KB)
    Themes List: Download (65KB)
    Application form:
    Research Plan:
    List of Papers and Publications:
    Abstract of One Thesis:
    Letter of Recommendation:
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    Application Deadline:

    September 27th , 2013

  • 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 Guidelines: Download (43KB)
    Application Deadline:

    September 30, 2013

  • 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 Guidelines: Download (43KB)
    Application Deadline:

    September 30, 2013

  • 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 Guidelines: Download (46KB)
    Application Deadline:

    September 30, 2013

  • 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 Guidelines: Download (45KB)
    Application Deadline:

    September 30, 2013

  • 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 Guidelines: Download ()
    Application Deadline: February 28, 2013
    * We are not currently recruiting for this position.

    Assistant Professor
    Application Guidelines: Download ()
    Application Deadline: February 28, 2013
    * We are not currently recruiting for this position.
  • 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 guidelines: Download (182KB)
    Fields in the recruitment: Download (62KB)
    Application period: till September 25, 2012
    * We are not currently recruiting for this position.
    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 Guidelines: Download (48KB)
    Application Deadline:

    August 31, 2012

    * We are not currently recruiting for this position.
  • 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.

    * Currently not available.
    Notifications of next application acceptance is scheduled in May-June 2014.


    FY2013 Internship Application Guidelines
    Application Guidelines: Download (47KB)
    Item(s) to be Assigned During the Internship/Period of the Internship: Item(s) to be Assigned by an Intern During the Period of the FY2013 JAXA Internship (190KB)
    Application Deadline:

    May 20,2013

    Application document: JAXA Application Form (Word: 30KB)
  • 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 guidelines: Download (104KB)
    Job fields: Download (36KB)
    Application period: till September 26, 2010
    * We are not currently recruiting for this position.
    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 positions Application 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