Jul 22

Job: Embassy of Japan Science Section

Via JETAA DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Science Researcher
Posted by: The Embassy of Japan
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Start date: NA


The Embassy of Japan is seeking an individual for the position of Science Researcher. The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave.

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Green Card holder.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Conduct daily news and press release monitoring of science and technology (S&T) and nuclear energy policy issues relevant to the portfolios of the Science Section diplomats.
  • Write memos on S&T and nuclear energy conferences, lectures, Congressional hearings and S&T/nuclear policy developments, as well as medium and long-term research reports upon request.
  • Provide English editing services to the Science Section staff.
  • Assist with coordination and implementation of events hosted by the Science Section.
  • Provide logistical assistance for business trips to U.S. science and nuclear facilities by diplomats and visiting delegates.
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate.


  • Fluent in English and proficient in Japanese.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in a Japanese office preferred.
  • Knowledge about the U.S. legislative and budget processes preferred.
  • Background or work experience in S&T and/or nuclear policy preferred.

How to apply
Please submit your resume/CV with cover letter no later than July 31, 2012.

By Mail:

Attn: Science Section
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

By E-mail:sciencerecruit2012@ws.mofa.go.jp

* Inquiries will not be answered by phone or in person. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.


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