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Job advertisement Postdoctral Researcher in Seismology ("Science of Slow-to-Fast Earthquakes" Project)

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Postdoctral Researcher in Seismology ("Science of Slow-to-Fast Earthquakes" Project)

Postdoctral Researcher in Seismology ("Science of Slow-to-Fast Earthquakes" Project)


Geological Survey of Japan, AIST

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), one of the largest public research organizations in Japan, focuses on the creation and practical realization of technologies useful to Japanese industry and society, and on “bridging” the gap between innovative technological seeds and commercialization.

For this, AIST is organized into 5 departments and 2 centers that bring together core technologies to exert its comprehensive strength.

AIST, as a core and pioneering existence of the national innovation system, has about 2300 researchers doing research and development at 11 research bases across the country, based on the national strategies formulated bearing in mind the changing environment regarding innovation.

AIST is also actively building a global network by, for example, signing memorandums of understanding for comprehensive research cooperation (MOUs) with major research institutes around the world.


Tsukuba, Japan


Relevant division
Seismology (SM)


Entry level

2200 to 2500 JPY per hour, decided by the AIST rule based on qualifications and experience

Required education

Application deadline
13 December 2021

1 October 2021

Job description

We seek a scholar who will study the physical properties of slow and regular earthquakes and their relationship by analyzing seismic data using signal processing and machine learning to detect slow and regular earthquakes and estimate earthquake source parameters, under the MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Science of Slow-to-Fast Earthquakes.” The applicant will also participate in seismic observation several times a year. Additional research activities that contribute to the promotion of this research may be permitted up to 20% of the work time upon the applicant’s request.

How to apply

Send the application documents by postal mail to the address below:
Recruitment Officer, IEVG, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
1-1-1 Higashi, AIST Central 7, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8567 JAPAN

Write “Postdoc Application” and the job opportunity code in red on the envelope.

Application document:
Publication list,
Summary of Applicant’s past research (1 sheet of A4 or US Letter),
Copy of Doctoral Degree Certificate,
Names and contact information of one or more reference persons

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