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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Researcher at Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)

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Postdoctoral Researcher at Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)

Position
Postdoctoral Researcher at Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)

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

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.

Homepage: https://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/


Location
Yokohama, Japan

Sector
Government

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) JPY 4,400,000-5,600,000 *There is no raise. *Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
25 December 2023

Posted
6 December 2023

Job description

Job Description
The Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR; Director: Gou Fujie), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), is soliciting applications for Postdoctoral Researchers for the research project “Understanding the plate subduction seismogenic zone using marine geophysical and geological surveys (FY2020-FY2025).”

At SDR, we conduct various marine geophysical/geological surveys in subduction seismogenic zones around Japan (e.g., Nankai Trough, Japan Trench, and Kuril Trench) to deepen our understanding of the processes that occur in these zones and to contribute to forecast the future evolution of the subduction plate boundary fault and its behaviors.

We are seeking Postdoctoral researcher(s) who will work on studies to better understand subduction seismogenic zones and marine volcanoes based on subsurface imaging using active and passive seismic observations. Successful candidates will work on the following research topic(s), collaborating with researchers from IMG and other institutions/universities.

(1) Development of imaging techniques for multi-parameter subsurface structures (p-wave and s-wave and others) using marine passive seismic data obtained with dense linear arrays (ocean bottom seismographs or distributed acoustic sensing), and its application to a field dataset
(2) Development of an elastic full waveform inversion program for marine active source seismic data and its application to a field dataset
(3) Development/improvement of data acquisition and data analysis methods for seismic surveys in shallow-water regions
(4) Studies to unveil seismogenic zones and volcanoes in the ocean using achievements arising from topics (1)-(3)

Further details about the Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR) are available on our website:
https://www.jamstec.go.jp/sdr/e/

[Relevant Research Fields]
Solid Earth Geophysics, Seismology, Exploration Geophysics, Geology, Volcanology, Information Science, Petrology, Material Science on the Earth

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

For further information, please visit:
https://www.jamstec.go.jp/recruit/e/details/sdr20231225/


How to apply

To apply, please visit:
https://www.jamstec.go.jp/recruit/e/details/sdr20231225/

Closing Date
December 25, 2023 at 23:59 in Japan time *Depending on the situation of applications, the closing date may be extended.