|Available Position & Research Topics||Position: Technical Support Staff
Research Topic: the Marine Bioresource Exploration Research Team aims to explore useful functions from microorganism in deep sea and deep-sea floor environments. We invite applicants for a Research Support Staff engaged in Funding Program for Next Generation World-leading researchers (NEXT) to facilitate the research project entitled as "Green-biochemistry: applying survival strategies of deep-sea microorganisms adapted to extreme biosphere (Principle investigator; Yukari Ohta)".
For details of the NEXT program and the project, please visit the websites at http://www.jsps.go.jp/j-jisedai/green.html and http://www.jsps.go.jp/jisedai/data/green/GS031_outline.pdf
|Job Description||Applicant is expected to conduct the following experiments in the field of microbial genetics and biochemistry as supporting the research.
•Cultivation of microorganisms belonging to various phyla.
•PCR amplification, cloning, and DNA sequencing by DNA sequencer(ABI3130/ABI3730).
In addition, includes any of the following operations.
•Purification of proteins by column chromatography.
•Molecular analysis Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS).
•Molecular interaction analysis using surface plasmon resonance (SPR).
|Requirements||Applicant is required to be skilled as follow.
•Cultivation of organisms belonging to various phyla.
•PCR amplification, cloning, and DNA sequencing.
Operation and daily maintenance of the analytical equipments are also included.
In addition, it is preferable to be skilled any of the following.
•Purification of proteins by column chromatography.
•Molecular analysis using LC/MS or GC/MS.
•Molecular interaction analysis using SPR (especially with Biacore/GE healthcare)
*No specialized knowledge about the research project is necessary.
|Work Place||JAMSTEC Yokosuka Headquarters,
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa 237-0061 JAPAN
|Contract Period||1)Employment period is as follows;
December 1st, 2012 - March 31st, 2013.
After the contract period above is expired, judging from the performance evaluation and work progress, the contract term may extend until maximum period of March 31st, 2014 (Total of two fiscal years).
2)Working hours: 9:00~17:30 (lunch hour 12:15~13:00)
|Salary||Annual salary : 3,600,000JPY - 4,000,000JPY
*No bonus/retirement allowance provided.
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, by considering academic career, research ability and research role in BioGeos (annual salary system). Appointment level for positions will be determined by JAMSTEC after the interview based upon the discussion with the successful candidates.
|Terms of Employment||1) Commuting fee will be provided in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.
2) The participant and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for insurance and labor insurance according to the current statutory proportion.
3) Housing lease service is not available.
4) Holidays and vacations: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, year-end and beginning of the year are holidays. There are annual vacations with pay, special vacations, and leave of absence for care and maternity leave.
5) Other: There are various kinds of subsidies available for personal interests/welfare provided by JAMSTEC's employees' cooperative.
|Application Procedure||1) Required documents
a) One copy of a CV. (contactable email address is essential)
b) List of Employment History, including details of duties.
Required documents must be sent by postal service and reach to JAMSTEC not later than the closing date. Electronic format will NOT be accepted.
*Please write "PERSONNEL, Marine Bioresource Exploration Research Team, BioGeos, Research Support Staff" (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming the receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).
(3) Interview and Appointment
Candidates will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview currently scheduled in late October.
The successful candidates are expected to join us from December 1st, 2012.
|Closing Date||October 18th, 2012 (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date)
*If the total number of application is lower than expected, the closing date may be extended.
|Contact (application documents must send to this address)||Noriko Honda
Human Resources, Research Support Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-Cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa
TEL: 81-46-867-9421 FAX: 81-46-867-9372
|Notes||1) Interviews will be conducted in Japanese or English.
2) Submitted documents will not be returned to applicant.
3) Submitted documents will be managed strictly and safely.
The personal information we receive through this recruitment will be used only for recruitment or screening or appointment procedures, and will not be used for other purposes.
4) Successful candidates should submit his/her health certificate upon appointment.
5) Withdrawal of application must be made by written notice.
6) Above conditions may be changed depending on the situation within the agency.
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