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Project Engineer at Seismogenic Zone Monitoring Research Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT), JAMSTEC

Job summary
Job summary
Sector Government
Relevant divisions Geodesy (G)
Seismology (SM)
Type Full time
Level Experienced
Employer Japan Agency for Maine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Location Yokohama, Japan
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) e.g. JPY4,700,000-6,000,000 *Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
Preferred education Undergraduate degree
Application deadline 5 January 2018
Posted 6 December 2017
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.


Job description

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is recruiting a total of one position for a Project Engineer.

The Seismogenic Zone Monitoring Research Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a Project Engineer who will be engaged in the engineering work described below to implement and manage the Dense Ocean Floor Network System for Earthquakes and Tsunamis (DONET) and borehole observatories which is reconsigned by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience.

Please refer to our website, for details about the Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami and our research plan.

Research Description
1) System maintenance of DONET and borehole observatories and quality control of data from those systems.
2) Visualization and monitoring of spatio-temporal change of crustal activities using data from DONET and the borehole observatories.

Job Specification
1) Time series analysis of ground motion, tsunami, and crustal deformation data from the ocean floor network system, as well as quality checking of these data.
2) Maintenance and management of equipment related to the sea floor, including borehole, land station, circuitry, and Yokohama Research Institute equipment.
3) Improvement of sea-floor observation technology and analysis of these data.
4) Plotting data to visualize crustal activities.
5) Technical support to facilitate access to information and collaborative activities with other institutions.

Relevant Research Fields
Seismology, Geodesy, Earth science.

Job Type
Project Engineer: To contribute to the project, a Project Engineer is expected to manage, improve and advance the infrastructure. Establishment of technology based on a background of general technical knowledge such as information system, improvement of technical management functions is also inclusive.

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

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

Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES),
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama city, Kanagawa,
236-0001, JAPAN

Working Conditions
(1) Number of positions:
1 position for a Project Engineer

(2) Type of contract
Fixed term employee

(3) Working Hours
9:00-17:30 (Lunch hours 12:15-13:00)

(4) Contract Period
Period of employment is from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

*Appointment date is negotiable. *One contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year. The contract will not be renewed.         *The contract period mentioned above will change according to budget of this project. *In accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.  *This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.

Application Procedure
(1) Required documents
A CV (1 copy). A valid email and home address must be provided. Also include details of your professional experiences in the CV.

(2) Submission
The required documents must be sent by POST and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date. Documents in electronic format will NOT be accepted. *Please write “PERSONNEL, FY2018 Project Engineer, CEAT” (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application materials, followed by an interview. Currently, interviews are scheduled in January or February, 2018. The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2018.

Closing Date
January 5, 2018 (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.) *If there are fewer applications than expected, the closing date may be extended.

Human Resources Division, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-46-867-9415 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]

*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing e-mails. *For inquiries by e-mail, please include “Recruitment for FY2018 Project Engineer, CEAT” in the title.

Application documents by electronic format will not be accepted

For further details, please check our recruitment information:

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