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FY2017 [Offshore Fault Evaluation Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT)]
Recruitment of Project Engineer

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of two positions as a Project Engineer.
Recruiting Department Offshore Fault Evaluation Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT)
Job Description Offshore Fault Evaluation Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT) , JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for two positions as Project Engineer. The successful applicants on a project entitled “Comprehensive Evaluation of Offshore Fault Information Project” and sub-projects entitled "Collection of offshore seismic data and construction of database" (FY2013-FY2019, Co-investigator Shoshiro Shimizu) and "Unified data processing for collected data and interpretation of faults"(FY2013-FY2019, Co-Investigator Narumi Takahashi) .
The project aims to interpret the distribution of faults in areas surrounding Japan using collected geophysical and geological data along with some reflection seismic data to be re-processed as needed. Additionally, velocity structures obtained by an ocean bottom seismometer (in addition to the velocity data acquired by seismic data processing) are applied to determine the fault distribution in depth domain.

For details about the Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami, please visit the website at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ceat/e/

<Description of Work>
As one team member for funded research, the successful applicant will carry out one of the following two types of duties.

Job Type 1
・Conduct reflection seismic data re-processing to the following objectives:
    ・unify data processing for collection of seismic data,
    ・apply noise reduction processing if necessary.
・Interpret fault distribution using seismic reflection data with consideration of the following aspects:
    ・relation between velocity structure and fault stretching in depth,
    ・fault continuity including seafloor topography,
    ・fault matching with successive seismic sections.
・Construct 3D velocity structure for the time-to-depth conversion of seismic sections and fault depths.
・Assist with the presentation of materials
・Perform other duties designated by the department

Job Type 2
・Interpret fault distribution using seismic reflection data with consideration the following aspects:
    ・relation between velocity structure and fault stretching in depth,
    ・fault continuity including seafloor topography,
    ・fault matching with successive seismic sections.
・Carry out geological interpretation with consideration of the following aspects:
    ・correlation between well data and seismic reflection data,
    ・interpretation of main seismic horizons such as acoustic basement and geological unconformities.
・Assist with the presentation materials.
・Perform other duties designated by the department.

<Relevant Research Fields>
Experiences in seismology, geophysics, geology, geochemistry, lithology and earth science
Job Type To contribute to the project, a Project Engineer is expected to achieve results to manage, improve and advance the infrastructure. Establishment of technology based on a background of general technical knowledge such as information system, improvement of technical management functions is also inclusive.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements The successful applicant must have a bachelor's degree in a closely related field. Applicants who have equivalent ability through extensive experience will also be considered.

・Applicants should have an interest in research for disaster prevention and reduction.
・Work experience in reflection seismic data processing and seismic interpretation are desirable.
・Research work is conducted using dedicated software on workstation, therefore, experience with server maintenance in the Unix/Linux environment is required.                 
・Fluent Japanese is required to negotiate data management involving many research institutes in Japan.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
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
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
2 positions for a Project Engineer

(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 April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*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 3 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 65 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., JPY4,300,000~6,600, 000

*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws, with consideration of 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 the bylaws of JAMSTEC.
(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) Housing lease service is available in accordance with the bylaws of JAMSTEC.
(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.
Application Procedure (1) Required documents
A CV (1 copy). A 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, FY2017 Project Engineer, CEAT” (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 materials, followed by an interview. Currently, interviews are scheduled in late January or February, 2017. The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2017.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
Closing Date January 13, 2017 (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

*If there are fewer applications than expected, the closing date may be extended.
Contact (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
(E-mail: jinji2@jamstec.go.jp)
(For inquiries by e-mail, please include “Recruitment for FY2017 Project Engineer, CEAT” 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) The 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.
Notes 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.