National University Corporation Kyushu University Science Communicator in the Public Relations Initiative (Scientific Promotion)

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    Kyushu University
    Biological sciences
    Computer science
    Medical sciences
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    03/02/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Fukuoka
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[Description of the institution (year of establishment, capital amount, number of employees, etc.), details of the business, recruitment background information, project description, etc.]
Kyushu University is located in Fukuoka City, a modern, vibrant, and famously livable city sandwiched between the mountains and the sea in Japan's far-west.

With 12 faculties and 18 graduate schools, the university has more than 100 years of history as one of Japan's leading core comprehensive national universities. In 2018, the university completed the relocation of the new Ito Campus, transforming it into one of the largest university campuses in Japan with state-of-the-art facilities in an excellent research environment. Under the leadership of President Ishibashi, 27,000 students, faculty, and staff are united in their independent efforts to transform Kyushu University into a vibrant center of excellence in research and education capable of tackling the challenges that face our world now and in the future. With a large international student population, one in eight students is from abroad, and the university is quickly becoming more global as a world-class university.

Science Communicators are expected to effectively communicate the University's advanced research findings and initiatives to stakeholders in Japan and abroad while actively incorporating new types of media, including websites and SNS, as well as communications that will emerge in the future. In addition to developing and maintaining relationships with domestic and international media while maintaining close internal communications, we are looking for new and flexible ideas that are not bound by conventional communication methods, from digital to print. We are looking for people with enthusiasm and purpose who will work with us to consider, and systematically implement, communication transformation based on the vision of Kyushu University.

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Successful applicants will perform the following duties to strengthen the university's international public relations and communications strategy.
(1) International communications and public relations
① Bolstering overseas public relations operations as well as assist in developing and updating international public relations strategies to strengthen university branding
② Building overseas networks with organizations and institutions that include universities, research institutes, and the media
③ Effective execution of proactive public relations activities based on the international public relations strategy established in ① above (including analysis, planning, and proposal)
④ Management and operation of the university's English-language website and social media presence to effectively publicize information on research findings

(2) Research activities related to (1) above

[Address of work location and other information]
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
International Public Relations Section
General Affairs Division, General Affairs Department
Kyushu University (Shiiki Auditorium 3F)

Ito Campus Map
(No. 63 on the map)

[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]
1 scientific promotion specialist or associate director for scientific promotion in the Public Relations Initiative

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
● Offer Starting Date: On or after April 1, 2021 (negotiable)

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[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)] * Important
●Period of Employment: Until March 31, 2024 (with the possibility of renewal for up to 10 years)
*The employment period shall be decided in compliance with university regulations.

[Overtime hours, rest periods, discretionary labor system, holidays, various insurances (social insurance, labor insurance), various systems (pay increase system, bonuses, transportation expenses, retirement allowances), the type of agreement with the applicant when not hiring, etc.]
○Working Hours
8:30 - 17:15 (includes 60-minute break)

○Holidays and Vacation
Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays/year-end and New Year holidays / annual paid leave/summer vacation

○Salary and Bonus
The annual salary will be determined within the scope of the salary rules for highly-skilled professional staff of National University Corporation Kyushu University in accordance with candidate experience. One-twelfth of the annual salary will be paid on the 21st of every month.
(Commuting allowance provided/No bonus)

Between 6-8 million yen yearly on the annual salary scheme

Unemployment insurance, workers' accident compensation insurance, kyosai kumiai (mutual aid association), and pension insurance

Additional comments

Kyushu University is committed to selection in compliance with the Basic Act for Gender Equal Society (Act No. 78 of June 23, 1999). For more information about the activities of the Kyushu University Office for the Promotion of Gender Equality, please visit the following website.
Office for the Promotion of Gender Equality: https://danjyo.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/
Kyushu University is also committed to selection in compliance with the Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 84 of May 21, 1970), the Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960), and the Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of June 26, 2013).
*Applicants will be responsible for any application or interview expenses.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 592703
Posting organisation offer ID: D120122312


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