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11.10.2021

Research Assistant Position (Research on public-private partnership for international rule formation and standardization that contributes to the overseas expansion of Japan’s space debris-related technology – 我が国の宇宙デブリ関連技術の海外展開に資する国際ルール形成・標準化のための官民連携に関する研究)


Research Assistant System at The University of Tokyo aims to promote effective research activities, to create an enabling research environment and to develop young researchers’ capabilities by making doctoral students with superior academic abilities and performance engaged in various research and research-related activities.

For the purpose above, STIG, one of the research projects of Graduate School of Public Policy gives its doctoral students and those of other Graduate Schools of the University of Tokyo with superior academic abilities and performance an opportunity to be engaged as Research Assistant (RA).

STIG conducts research on various space policy issues such as space technology development and education capacity building, and space security, safety and sustainability.

STIG in GraSPP invites doctoral students enrolled in GraSPP and other Graduate Schools of the University of Tokyo to apply for Research Assistant positions as follows.

Eligibility:
Full-time doctoral students enrolled in The University of Tokyo

Term of appointment:
Three months (January 2022 – March 2022)

Responsibilities:
RA is required to contribute to the successful implementation of the project titled “Research on public-private partnership for international rule formation and standardization that contributes to the overseas expansion of Japan’s space debris-related technology” (original title in Japanese: 我が国の宇宙デブリ関連技術の海外展開に資する国際ルール形成・標準化のための官民連携に関する研究) by all levels of work in collaboration with research members and staff in charge. Expected tasks includes but not limited to:

1. Identification of space debris-related technologies and services in which Japan may have a comparative advantage
2. Evaluation of Japan’s domestic decision-making process regarding space debris-related norms
3. Comparative studies with other major international players (e.g. the United States and Europe) on technological and policy aspects
4. Evaluation of strategies for formulating and promoting international norms in the interest of Japan
5. Supporting the organization of online interviews and workshops and the publication of recordings on STIG’s website and YouTube channel
6. Contribute to writing the project’s final reports

Remuneration:
200,000 yen / month
Paid in accordance with the rules and regulations set by GraSPP.
Please note that the amount of withholding tax will be deducted from each payment.
*Note: Doctoral students who have JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist, MEXT scholarship, or benefit-type scholarship will be carefully adopted in consideration with the appropriateness of the work and research purpose as well as his/her academic expertise, etc. In addition, some scholarships may impose a limit of other remuneration (e.g. GSDM scholarship). In this case, RA remuneration will be reduced accordingly.

Number of RA to be appointed in the same term:
One

Documents to be submitted:
An applicant is required to submit a simple CV (max. 1 page) and a short outline of his/her experience and fields of expertise relevant to the project (max. 250 words).
Prior to submission, please obtain your main supervisor’s approval.

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, November 30 at 17:00

Submit to:
STIG Office by e-mail (stig[at]pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp)

GraSPP’s Research Promotion Committee will evaluate the work plan and select RA.
For your reference, information on the GraSPP Research (STIG) is available from the following link: https://stig.pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/index.php