Searching for a personally rewarding, career-related teaching job overseas? Interested in experiencing the corporate culture of Japanese pharmaceutical companies first-hand? Excited by the chance to be living and working in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games? Graduates with more than two years’ industry experience administering clinical trials are encouraged to apply to International Education Services (IES), an established language training consultancy based in Tokyo for teaching positions starting from April 2019.
The primary purpose of our pharmaceutical industry-specific courses is to teach students the English terminology and concepts commonly used in most areas of pharmaceutical business so that they can more effectively communicate with their global counterparts. IES’ pharmaceutical programs cover subjects such as drug discovery, managing clinical trials, regulatory affairs, GMP, drug safety and pharmacovigilance, and pharmaceutical business, etc.
Types of assignments depend on openings available. The training requirements of Japanese pharmaceutical companies vary from year to year and even throughout the year. It is therefore possible that IES may only have a limited number of pharma courses in certain months. During those periods when there are fewer pharma classes, you will be assigned to teach presentation, meeting, and negotiation programs as well as programs designed to improve the general business English language skills of our students. You will be given extensive teacher training on arrival supplemented with regular feedback and counseling. In your classes, you will be trained to use a small group, communicative, English-only, coaching-based approach. For all classes, detailed training plans and in-house learning materials will be provided. Administrative assistance with class logistics will be provided by our bilingual Japanese course coordinators.
You will earn between the Japanese Yen (JPY) equivalent of USD35,000.00 ~ USD40,000.00 annually depending on your background, work experience, and performance. Compensation is paid monthly in JPY (income tax deductions will be about 5-7%; sales) tax is 8%; automobile ownership unnecessary). You will be offered an annual, renewable contract which includes work-visa sponsorship, paid vacations, subsidized health insurance payments (Japan’s national plan covers 70% of medical/dental fees), contract fulfillment bonus (to help cover cost of flights etc.), and travel expenses to/from teaching assignments. Your starting date is negotiable. You will also receive comprehensive assistance with your work-visa submission, hotel and other arrival arrangements, finding accommodation (average rent about USD570.00/month), and other settling-in challenges.
Please email your cover letter, outlining your reasons for wanting to live and work for IES in Tokyo, and CV (pdf file) to Damian Thomas in Tokyo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for highly organized, hardworking individuals with excellent personable and communicative skills. Minimum immigration requirements to secure the necessary work-visa are a BA/BS degree certificate from an accredited university in a pharmaceutically related discipline, in an English speaking country and sponsorship by IES. Teaching qualifications, TESOL/CELTA certification, and one/two years of teaching experience while preferred by IES are not compulsory, with consideration also given to each candidate’s personality, educational background, work experience, and demonstrable interest in and exposure to Japanese culture and Japanese citizens
Internal Number: PharmaDIA19
About International Education Services
International Education Services (IES) is a language consultancy established in 1969 in Japan. Headquartered in Tokyo, IES has almost 50 years of experience designing and conducting business, engineering, pharmaceutical, and customized communication programs for Japanese corporations and national governmental organizations, as well as providing English instruction in Japanese elementary and secondary schools.