English Technical Field Doctoral Position Selection

Panasonic's Human Resources Development

"Before developing products, you must develop your people."

The success of a business depends on its people. In any business, having the right people for the job is the first step toward success.
These are the words of our company founder, Konosuke Matsushita.
The founder's thoughts on the importance of developing human resources, as implied in these words, have been passed down through the years & continue to this day.

Selection Flow

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  1. Entry sheet submission / Aptitude testing

    [Selection Process in March]
    ・Deadline for entry sheet submission: 16:00, March 8 (Mon.) 2021
    ・Deadline for aptitude testing (SPI): 23:59, March 12 (Fri.) 2021

    [Selection Process in April]
    ・Deadline for entry sheet submission: 16:00, March 29 (Mon.) 2021
    ・Deadline for aptitude testing (SPI): 23:59, April 2 (Fri.) 2021

    * You can take the aptitude test after submitting your entry sheet.
    * Please allow plenty of time for your application to avoid the last-minute rush before the deadline.
    * Choose the Selection Process in any month. Duplicate applications are not allowed.

  2. Document screening

  3. Interview (Technical interview / Personnel interview)

    * You will be asked to give a technical presentation at the interview.
    * Check your My Page for details.

  4. Notice of informal job offer

FY2022 New Graduate Recruitment Guidelines


Those who are expected to complete their doctoral course, either in Japan or overseas, by March 2022.
* Those who have already graduated can also apply for the new graduate recruitment.

Faculties and Departments Applicants from all university faculties and departments may apply.
Open Positions Research & Development, Design & Development, Production Engineering, SE/Technical Sales, Intellectual Property, Information System, Procurement, Quality, etc.
* Your specific position, job description, duties, etc. will be determined after joining the company.

See Employee Profiles
Salary Starting monthly salary
PhD holder JPY ¥283,500 (FY2021)
Allowances Commuting allowance, overtime allowance, etc.

Salary Appraisal

Once a year (April)
Bonus Twice a year (July, December)

Work Locations

Head Offices, laboratories, business sites in Japan or overseas.
*There is the possibility of a future transfer which could require a change of address.

See the various work locations here (only available in Japanese)

Holidays and Leaves Five-day work schedule with public holidays, Year-end/New Year holidays, summer holidays, celebration and condolence leave, long-service leave, Family Support Leave, etc.
Annual holidays (around 126 days per year), annual paid leave (25 days per year. For the first fiscal year, the number of days granted to an employee is calculated according to which month they join the company.)
*Conditions may vary by business site and department.
Social Insurances Employment insurance, workers' accident compensation insurance, employees' health insurance, employees' pension plan.
Employee Benefits

Plans: Stock ownership plan, installment savings for property accumulation, corporate pension plan, Cafeteria Plan (flexible employee benefit program), employee purchase plan, etc.

Facilities: Dormitories, company housing, housing subsidies, recreational facilities, medical facilities, etc.

Employee Training

Japan: New employee training, training according to job function (job category)/division/rank, training outside the company, free e-learning on business literacy and liberal arts, etc.

Overseas: Overseas study program, overseas trainee system, overseas training, etc.

Career Support

e-Challenge system (in-house recruitment and transfer system), e-Appeal system (in-house "free agency" system), In-company Multitasking (requesting to work in two departments at the same time), Outside Company Experience, Mentor System for New Employees, Third-year Interviews, Career & Life Design Seminars, Work & Life Support Program, etc.

Learn more about the work environment

Selection Process Document screening, aptitude test, multiple interviews, etc.
Probationary Period of Employment There is a probationary period of employment (3 months).
*Conditions are the same as the permanent employment conditions.

Smoking in Workplaces

Indoor smoking is prohibited (some business sites offer indoor smoking spaces).


The FAQ page provides answers to questions frequently asked by prospective applicants.

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