Project Scientist or Project Technical Scientist or Project Engineer at the Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT), VAiG, JAMSTEC
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.
The Computational Science and Engineering Group, Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT), Research Institute for Value-Added-Information Generation (VAiG), JAMSTEC provides a nurturing environment for development work with applications to both software and research relating to social and scientific issues that fall within the remit of the priority project “Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)” (Project period: FY2018-FY2022) for building innovative survey technology for enhancing the performance of deep-sea resources, funded by the Cabinet Office (CAO). We invite Project Scientist, Project Technical Scientist or Project Engineer with sufficient work experience to apply for these positions. Applicants should be interested in developing numerical models to optimize systems for mining and rifting mud from the seafloor.
The successful applicant will be expected to perform the following tasks:
1) Development of the 3D numerical simulation of the slurry transportation with a riser pipe.
2) Validation and improvement of the non-Newtonian fluid simulation model with an ocean and laboratory slurry experiments conducted by other SIP members.
[Relevant Research Fields]
Computer science, Particle simulation, Fluid mechanics, Software engineering, Ocean Engineering, Mechanical engineering, any fields related to computer simulations.
To contribute to the project, a Project Scientist is expected to perform world-leading research independently and share the results through scientific publications.
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.
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 if the Agency is reorganized. *At the time of appointment, the job type (Project Scientist or Project Technical Scientist) will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws.
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
(1) Number of positions:
One position for Project Scientist or Project Technical Scientist or Project Engineer
(2) Type of contract
(3) Working Hours
Project Scientist/Project Technical Scientist: Discretionary labor system
Project Engineer: 9:00-17:30 (Lunch hours 12:15-13:00)
August 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. (Annual renewal up to 4 fiscal years)
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year. The contract period can is expected to be renewed annually but the total contract period is for a maximum of 4 fiscal years (until March 31, 2023), depending on the progress of this research project and the performance of the employee.
*The contract period will end at the conclusion of this funding.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during the 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.
(1) Required documents: *Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed.
Project Scientist/ Project Technical Scientist :
a) A CV (1 copy). Valid E-mail and home addresses must be provided. *Please specify that you are applying for the position.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, A4 size, 1 page)
c) Your research plan at JAMSTEC (1 copy, A4 size, 1 page)
d) Publications (achievements) list including title of the thesis (1 copy) *Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications (1 copy).
e) A list of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant (1 copy). *If you have not been awarded any, include “none” in the list.
f) 2 representative publications (1 copy).
g) 2 letters of recommendation from two senior research scientists (1 letter from each). The person providing the recommendation should send the letter to JAMSTEC directly by POST or E-mail. In the case of E-mail, a signed letter in PDF format should be attached. The applicant’s name should be specified on the envelope or in the title of the E-mail. Letters of recommendation written by a JAMSTEC employee or a JAMSTEC visiting scientist will not be accepted.
a) A CV (1 copy). Valid E-mail and home addresses must be provided. Also include details of your professional experiences in the CV. *Please specify that you are applying for the “Project Engineer” position.
The required documents must be sent by POST or E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date. *Please write “PERSONNEL, FY2019 MAT VAiG SIP Fixed-term Employee” (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided). *If you send an application via E-mail, all files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include “Recruitment for FY2019 MAT VAiG SIP Fixed-term Employee” in the title.
(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview. Currently, interviews are scheduled in July, 2019. The successful applicant is expected to join us on August 1, 2019.
June 14, 2019 at 13:00 JST (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)
*If there are fewer applications than expected, the closing date may be extended. *All the required documents, including the letter of recommendation, must arrive at JAMSTEC by the closing date.
Human Resources Division, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
TEL: +81-46-867-9403 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp) *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails. *For inquiries by E-mail, please include “Recruitment for FY2019 MAT VAiG SIP Fixed-term Employee” in the title.
For further details, please check our recruitment information: