English Communications Advisor (Fixed-Term)

Universities and Institutes of Japan
September 30, 2024
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14 Mar 2024

Job Information


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Research Field



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Leading Researcher (R4)

First Stage Researcher (R1)

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Application Deadline

30 Sep 2024 - 23:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract


Job Status

Not Applicable

Hours Per Week

See description

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Background of the recruitment and description of the project Background of the recruitment and description of the project We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and extensively experienced professional in the field of agriculture and biological sciences, with a native level of competence in the English language, to fill the position of English Communications Advisor.

This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the vital mission of JIRCAS, a leading research organization that plays a core role in international collaborations in the field of agriculture, forestry and fisheries research in Japan. The main responsibility is to provide English language support to JIRCAS staff, especially researchers, to improve their language skills, which will enable them to confidently take on key roles in international agriculture research, ultimately strengthening JIRCAS' position and enhancing its contribution to global agricultural research efforts.

Being a part of JIRCAS will help you enhance your professional development and take your communications career to the next level. https: // www. jircas.go.jp/en/event

Work content and job description 1. Proofreading of various English materials, including official documents (e.g., MOU, Work Plan, JRA), international communications, abstracts of papers for publication, presentations, speeches, etc. 2. Translating various kinds of regulations and in-house notifications, and documents directed at foreign employees. 3. Formulating and executing strategies for upgrading the level of English skills of employees. 4. Providing direct guidance and assistance to employees for effective oral research presentations, as well as essential support for international symposia and conferences. 5. Providing immediate response to request of employees for English assistance and advice as necessary. 6. Translating articles from the JIRCAS website to enhance the content of the English website.

Assigned department Existing departments

Work location Address 305-8686 Ibaraki Ohwashi 1-1, Tsukuba-city

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Hiring date:2024-07-01 00:00:00 Starting date:2024-07-01 00:00:00

Requirements Additional Information


Compensation Annual salary:5 million yen - 7 million yen Wages description:・ Monthly salary (Basic salary): JPY380,000 - 427,000, depending on qualifications and experience, in accordance with the JIRCAS Staff Salary Regulations. ・ Bonuses: Equivalent to 1.70 months' basic salary (less for first bonus after recruitment), paid twice a year in June and December. ・ Allowances: Include commuting allowance, overtime work allowance and regional allowance. However, allowances for dependents and housing are not provided. ・Note: Monthly salary and other benefits are subject to change in accordance with revision of regulations. Working hours:08:30-17:15 Break time:12:00-13:00 Holidays :・ Saturdays, Sundays ・ Public holidays, year-end and new year holidays (Dec 29–Jan 3) ・ Annual paid leave: 10 days in 2024 if employment begins in July 1 ・ Others : sick leave, summer leave (3 days), nursing care leave (5 days), special leave (marriage, maternity, mourning) Overtime and other explanations:Flextime system (Requires application) Employment type:Regular employee Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:1.Term From the start of employment until March 31, 2027 Probationary period:Probationary period present Probationary period description:Probationary period 6 months

Various systems Bonus:Bonuses: Equivalent to 1.70 months' basic salary (less for first bonus after recruitment), paid twice a year in June and December. Transportation expenses:available

Insurance Employees' Health Insurance:MAFF mutual aid association Employees' Pension Insurance:MAFF mutual aid association Worker's accident insurance:available Employment insurance:available

Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace Smoking is prohibited on the premises except for designated smoking areas.

Supplementary explanation of compensation

Additional comments

1.All expenses associated with attending an interview are the responsibility of the applicant. 2.All documents submitted will not be returned to the applicant regardless of the outcome of the application. 3.All correspondence will be by e-mail only. 4.To get an idea of what it is like to work at JIRCAS, please read the messages from our staff posted on the JIRCAS HP (https: // www. jircas.go.jp/en/gender/messages).

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