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Project Technical Scientist at CEAT, JAMSTEC

Project Technical Scientist at CEAT, JAMSTEC

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Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

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.


Yokohama, Japan


Relevant divisions
Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)
Seismology (SM)

Full time


Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) e.g., JPY 6,000,000 *Salary will be competitive in accordance with the bylaws of JAMSTEC, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.

Required education

Application deadline
31 October 2017

8 September 2017

Job description

The Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting System Research Group at the Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology(JAMSTEC) is soliciting applications for a Project Technical Scientist to work independently on a research project entitled Compound Disaster Mitigation on the Large Earthquakes and Tsunamis around the Nankai Trough (FY2013~FY2020) conducted with the support of external funding from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Project tasks will include the following;
・Forecasting tests using a data assimilation method based on earthquake generation cycle simulations with geodetic data to predict megathrust earthquakes along the Nankai Trough and the Japan Trench
・Performing other duties as designated by the department

Relevant Research Fields
Seismology, geophysics, and data assimilation

Job Type
Project Technical Scientist: To contribute to the project, a Project Technical Scientist is expected to take a leading role in research, technology development, and technology innovation.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the event of reorganization of the Agency.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and a strong record in a closely related research and development field.
The applicant should have experience in crustal deformation and earthquake generation-cycle simulation using the K Computer or Earth Simulator.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.

Details of this recruitment can be found at