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Employment Opportunities

FY2016 [Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting System Research Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT)]
Recruitment of Project Technical Support Staff

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of 1 position as a Project Technical Support Staff.
Recruiting Department Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting System Research Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT)
Job Description We are accepting applications for Technical Support Staff who will work independently on projects, including a priority project for "Post-K" ③ entitled “Sophisticated numerical analysis of diverse earthquake and tsunami disaster scenarios” (FY2014~2019) and a sub-project entitled “Construction of an integrated forecast system for complex disasters caused by earthquakes and tsunamis.” Project tasks will include:

・support the analysis and visualization of results calculated on K and/or post-K supercomputer
・assisting with presentation materials
・other duties designated by the department

<Relevant Research Fields>
Experience in tsunami simulation, database construction, and computer management.

Project Technical Support Staff (Class 2):
To support research in the project, the Project Technical Support Staff member is expected to perform tasks that require judgment and application, including jobs that require basic skills and knowledge.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements Applicants must graduate from a technical college or vocational school in a related field.

・ Experience in the Linux environment is desirable
・ Work experience in designing and editing videos and images is desirable.
・ Basic PC operation skills are required. Experience in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is essential, and experience in Excel is desirable.                 
・Fluent Japanese is required to negotiate data management involving many Japanese research institutes.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Yokohama Institute of Earth Science,
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city,
Kanagawa, 236-0001, Japan
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1)Number of position
1 position for a Project Technical Support Staff

(2)Type of contract
Fixed-term employee

(3)Working Hours
9:00-17:30 (Lunch hours 12:15-13:00)

(4)Contract Period
Period of employment is from November 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

*1 contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year. The contract period can be renewed but the total contract period is a maximum of 4 fiscal years (until March 31, 2020) depending on the progress of this research project.
*The contract period will end at the conclusion of this funding.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, on reaching the age of 60 during an 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.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
 e.g. JPY 3,300,000

*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*There are no raise, bonus and retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1)An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(2)The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(3)The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(4)Housing lease service is not available.
(5)Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end and New Year's holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.
Application Procedure (1) Required documents:
A CV (1 copy). Valid email and home address must be provided. Also include details of your professional experiences in the CV.

(2) Submission
The required documents must be sent by POST and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date. Documents in electronic format will NOT be accepted.
*Please write "PERSONNEL, Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting System Research Group, Project Technical Support Staff" (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview. Currently, interviews are scheduled at August or September, 2016.
The successful applicant is expected to join us on November 1, 2016.
Closing Date July 25, 2016 (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

*If there are fewer applications than expected, the closing date may be extended.
Contact Information (application documents must be sent to this address) Hanako Ihara
Human Resources Division II, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-46-867-9415 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(For inquiries by e-mail, please include "Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting System Research Group, Project Technical Support Staff" in the title.)
Remarks (1) Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
(2) 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.
(3) The successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(4) Withdrawal of the application must be done by written notice.
(5) Above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(6) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.
Note 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 to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.