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FY2019 [Offshore Fault Evaluation Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT)]
Recruitment of Project Engineer A

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting applicants for a total of one position as a Project Engineer.
Offshore Fault Evaluation Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT)
Job Description The Offshore Fault Evaluation Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT), JAMSTEC, is soliciting applications for one position as Project Engineer for a project entitled “Comprehensive evaluation of offshore fault information.” Sub-projects include “Collection of offshore seismic data and database construction” (FY2013-FY2019, co-investigator: Hiromi Kamata) and “Unified data processing and fault interpretation” (FY2013-FY2019, co-Investigator: Narumi Takahashi).

The goal of the project is to interpret the distribution of faults in areas surrounding Japan using collected geophysical and geological data, as well as reflection seismic data, which will be re-processed as necessary. Velocity structures constructed using velocity data acquired by ocean bottom seismometers and seismic data reprocessing will be used to determine the fault distribution within the depth domain.

For details about the Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami, please visit our website at

[Job Specification]
As a team member of this funded research project, the successful applicant will carry out the following duties, which include comprehensive roles within the project,

・Interpret fault distributions using seismic reflection data in consideration of the following aspects:
・the relationship between velocity structure and fault stretching at depth
・fault continuity including seafloor topography
・fault matching in successive seismic sections
・Conduct geological analyses in consideration of the following aspects:
・correlation between well data and seismic reflection data
・interpretation of main seismic horizons such as the acoustic basement and geological unconformities
・Provide guidance with respect to the creation of conference materials, produce and organize conference materials, and deliver presentations and project progress reports at conferences.
・Examine and coordinate project plans
・Assist with the preparation of presentation materials
・Perform other duties as designated by the department.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Experience in seismology, geophysics, geology, geochemistry, lithology, and Earth science
Job Type Project Engineer:
To contribute to the project, a Project Engineer is expected 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. Those who have equivalent ability with extensive experience are also acceptable.

・Applicants should have an interest in research pertaining to disaster prevention and reduction.
・Experience with reflection seismic data processing and seismic data interpretation is desirable.
・Our research is conducted using dedicated software on a workstation; therefore, experience with server maintenance in the Unix/Linux environment is required.                 
・Fluent Japanese is required to coordinate data management among several research institutes in Japan.
・Experience in a management position is desireable.

*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 position:
1 position 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:
April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. (Appointment date is negotiable.)
*The contract period for this position is for one fiscal year. The contract period will not be renewed.
*The contract period mentioned above will change according to budget of this project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaw, 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., JPY4,500,000~7,000,000

*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*There is no bonus and retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive a relocation allowance in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.
(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) A housing lease service is available in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.
(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 E-mail and home address must be provided. Also include details about your professional experiences as well as your research and development record in the CV.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by POST or E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*Please write “PERSONNEL, FY2019 Project Engineer A, Offshore Fault Evaluation Group” (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).
*If you send an application via E-mail, all files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include “Recruitment for FY2019 Project Engineer A, Offshore Fault Evaluation Group” in the title.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application materials, followed by an interview. Currently, interviews are scheduled in October or November, 2018. The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2019.
Closing Date October 1, 2018 12:00pm JST (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

*If there are fewer applications than expected, the closing date may be extended.
*All the required documents, including the letter of recommendation, must arrive at JAMSTEC by the closing date.
Contact (application documents must be sent to this address) Human Resources Division, 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: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails.
*For inquiries by E-mail, please include “Recruitment for FY2019 Project Engineer A, Offshore Fault Evaluation Group” 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.
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.