FY2020 Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center(VERC), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics(IMG) Recruitment of Scientist or Technical Scientist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
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.
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Ocean Sciences (OS)
Available Position: JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Scientist or Technical Scientist (CKS-001)
Recruiting Department: Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center(VERC), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics(IMG)
Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for one position as Scientist or Technical Scientist who will engage in the following research and development subjects:
Details of the research at Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) can be found at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/verc/e/
Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) has been established to contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation related to marine volcanoes by studying submarine and ocean island volcanoes. We are conducting research and development of technology, to elucidate the internal structure of the Earth, the mechanism of fluid and energy circulation that governs volcanic activity, and the genesis of magma in submarine volcanoes. We invite applicants for a Scientist or Technical Scientist who can take either geophysical, geological, or petrological approach to studying submarine volcanoes to contribute to the mitigation of marine volcano disasters.
[Relevant Research Fields]
Volcanology, Solid earth science, Seismology, Geo-electromagnetism, Geodesy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Geology, Earth material science
*The group to which you will be assigned will be determined at the time of appointment.
Job Type: Scientist: To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist is expected to perform world-leading research independently and share the results through scientific publications.
Technical Scientist: To contribute to the Agency, a 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 case of reorganization of the Agency. *At the time of appointment, the Job Type will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws.
The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a scientist in a closely related research field.
The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a technical scientist in a closely related research field.
*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
Work Place: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa, 237-0061, JAPAN
Working Conditions & Contract Period:
(1) Number of positions:1 position as Scientist or Technical Scientist
(2) Type of contract: Tenure-track fixed-term employee
(3) Working Hours: Discretionary labor system
(4) Contract Period: Period of employment is from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025.
*Appointment date is negotiable. *One contract period is a maximum of five fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed. *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. *After undergoing an evaluation during the period of employment, the contract may be modified to one without termination (termination of employment would be at the end of the fiscal year in which the employee reaches the age of 60, or the age of 65 if the employee is rehired after his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Division.
Salary: Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 6,000,000
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant. *There is no bonus or retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment:
(1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive a relocation allowance in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws.
(2) An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by the current statute.
(4) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) A housing lease service is available in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end, and New Year holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.
(1) Submitted documents will be managed safely according to strict rules. Personal information received during the recruiting process will be used only for recruitment screening and appointment procedures and not for any other purposes.
(2) The successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(3) Withdrawal of the application must be done by written notice.
(4) The above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(5) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.
The Japanese government encourages social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC’s principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.
(1) Required documents *Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed.
a) A CV (1 copy). A valid email and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for two references. These persons should be someone other than the person mentioned in g) below and should not be employees or Visiting Scientists of JAMSTEC.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, 1 page)
c) Your research plan at JAMSTEC (1 copy, 1 page)
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles (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) DOI codes of two (or fewer) representative publications. (1 copy) *If DOI codes were not provided to publications, please submit copies of publications in PDF formats.
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.
The required documents must be sent by E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date. *All files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include “IMG CKS-001” in the subject line.
(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application materials, followed by an interview. The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2020.
*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances. *Web-based online interviews by Zoom are also available.
Closing Date: October 7, 2019 at 13:00 in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)
Contact (application documents must be sent to this address):
Human Resources Section, 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 “IMG CKS-001” in the title.