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Scientist or Technical Scientist position at JAMSTEC

Job Summary
Job Summary
Sector Other
Categories Mineralogy and Petrology
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Paleontology
Tectonics, Structural Geology, and Geomorphology
Type Full Time
Level Experienced
Employer Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Location Yokohama, Japan
Salary Senior Scientist/Senior Technical Scientist JPY7,500,000, Scientist/Technical Scientist JPY6,000,000
Required Education PhD
Application Deadline 03 February 2017
Posted 01 December 2016
Employer Information

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has the main objective to contribute to the advancement of academic research in addition to the improvement of marine science and technology by proceeding the fundamental research and development on marine, and the cooperative activities on the academic research related to the Ocean for the benefit of the peace and human welfare.

Homepage: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/

Job Description

Research and Development (R&D) Center for Ocean Drilling Science (ODS), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a few full-time TENURE-TRACK positions as Scientist or Technical Scientist. The successful applicants will be engaged in the third medium-term plan.

Details of the research at ODS can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ods/e/

Research Description
(1)Research and development on crustal dynamics and material circulation using information and samples derived from boreholes.
(2)Research and development on plate and magma generation and development.
(3)Research and development on the dynamics of Earth’s interior using drilling science.

Job Specification
As members of ODS, the successful applicants will conduct research and development to create a new scientific field using information and samples derived from boreholes. ODS is pioneering research and development to establish the field of borehole informatics, a new scientific approach with the goal of understanding the dynamic nature of Earth phenomena by integrating various subsurface information.

Related Research Fields
Structural geology, geophysics, rock mechanics, geochemistry, information science, petrology, sedimentology, resource engineering, rock physics and other related fields.

Job Type
Scientist: (The following descriptions (1 and 2) provide position names and definitions for the roles for which we are currently recruiting.)
To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist should be able to perform world-leading research independently and share the results through scientific publications.
(1)Senior Scientist: A Senior Scientist is expected to produce experimental results sufficient to play a leading role in the Agency’s research activities. In addition to this, the Senior Scientist is also expected to provide appropriate advice and produce sophisticated proposals to assist with decision-making in the assigned department.
(2) Scientist: A Scientist is expected to produce significant experimental results that contribute to the Agency’s research activity.

Technical Scientist: (The following descriptions (3 and 4) provide the position names and definitions for the roles that we are currently recruiting for.)
To contribute to the Agency, a Technical Scientist is expected to take a leading role in research, technology development, and technology innovation.
(3)Senior Technical Scientist: A Senior Technical Scientist is expected to produce significant research and technology that focuses on new elements to play a leading role in the Agency’s research and technology development. In addition to this, the Senior Technical Scientist is also expected to provide appropriate advice and make sophisticated proposals to assist with decision-making in the assigned department.
(4) Technical Scientist: A Technical Scientist is expected to produce results, research, and technology development that includes new elements and that support the Agency’s research and development activities.

-There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
-At the time of hiring, the Job Type (Scientist or Technical Scientist) and the positions (1-4 above) will be determined in accordance with the bylaws of JAMSTEC.

Details of recruitment
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/ods_20170203.html

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