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Research Fellow

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme (TFP) offers outstanding scientists an opportunity to apply to join Toshiba’s research and development laboratories in Japan, initially for one year, on a Research Fellowship Contract.

The candidate applies for which research topic fits their preference. This year’s topics include machine learning, Li-ion batteries, secure AI, IoT, molecular biology (microRNA), CMOS, neural networks, power electronics. More information is available at https://careers.toshiba.eu/fellowship

To be eligible for the TFP, candidates must:

  • Be of UK, EEA or Swiss nationality
  • Be based in a UK academic or Government institution at the time of application (studying or working)
  • Have no more than 10 years’ post-Doctoral experience
  • Have completed their PhD by the time they begin the Fellowship in Japan

As well as a generous salary of c10 million JPY per annum (variable by year), there is also a generous relocation allowance and package of benefits. Toshiba will support the visa application process and your flights to Japan.

All research discussions and written work will be in English. However, many Toshiba Fellows enjoy the experience of learning a new language skill, at the same time as the challenges of their research work. A basic grasp of Japanese helps Fellows fully appreciate the time spent in Japan and Fellows are given an opportunity to learn Japanese during the Programme. And of course, Toshiba staff also like to practise their English skills as you proactively engage in leading research together.

The Programme provides scientists and researchers with a chance to stimulate their career with valuable industrial experience. It can open doors to a wide variety of employment prospects; past Fellows enjoy careers in academia and industry in Japan, the US and Europe. Some have remained with Toshiba and others have gone on to join other leading companies. All Toshiba Fellows enjoy successful careers, building on the foundations of their experience at Toshiba's labs in Japan.