Science Communicator

Posted On: March 11, 2016

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: University of Tokyo

Company Description

The University of Tokyo is Japan’s leading university and one of the world’s top research universities. The vast research output of some 6,000 researchers is published in the world’s top journals across the arts and sciences. Our vibrant student body of around 15,000 undergraduate and 15,000 graduate students includes over 2,000 international students.
Twitter: @UTokyo_News_en.

Job Description

Would you like to work at one of the world’s leading universities, learning about cutting-edge research from astronomy to history to robotics directly from some of the world’s top researchers, and promoting that research to the world?

This position offers you the chance to work at Japan’s top university, one of the best comprehensive research universities in the world, learning first-hand about the research that will shape our future. Interviewing Nobel laureates, guiding media around advanced laboratories, drafting press releases for the latest scientific discoveries, preparing briefs for feature stories on leading humanities research. Travel within Japan to learn about public relations at other universities, and occasionally travel overseas to build your network of contacts with international media through symposiums and site visits.

There is a world of fascinating discoveries to be made at the University of Tokyo, and you can be the first to see them and tell the world.

To Apply

Please email the following documents to:

(1) Resume
Please use the University of Tokyo Standard Resume Format which can be downloaded from

(2) An essay describing your experience in science communication

(3) A personal statement that includes your reason for applying and your suitability for this position

(4) Documentary evidence of your language skills
If Japanese is not your native language, documentary evidence of your Japanese proficiency (e.g. a copy of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Certificate).
If English is not your native language, documentary evidence of your English proficiency (e.g. TOEIC, TOEFL test score).