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FY2015 [Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research] Recruitment of Project Engineer

Available Position JAMSTEC will be recruiting 1position as a Project Engineer.
Recruiting Department Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research
Job Description The Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research is soliciting applicants for the position of Project Engineer. This individual will be engaged in supporting a research project that is part of the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). The research theme is a sub-project of the "Evaluation of the spatiotemporal patterns of the terrestrial carbon budget based on integrated terrestrial observation data" project under "Integrated carbon observation and analysis system for early detection of carbon cycle change globally and in the Asia-Pacific region" (FY26-FY28, Principal Investigator: Kazuhito Ichii)

< Job Specification >
The main tasks of this position include collecting and organizing various satellite data, climate data and model outputs, performing statistical and integrated analysis of these data, and running a terrestrial carbon cycle model.

< Relevant Research Fields >
Biogeochemistry, Climatology, Remote Sensing, Ecosystem Ecology

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.
*There is a possibility that the positions above could change.
Requirements The successful applicant must have a bachelor's degree in a related field. Those with equivalent ability with extensive experience are also acceptable.

The successful applicant will process the satellite data and set up terrestrial carbon cycle models using C, MATLAB, shell script or ENVI on a UNIX system. Therefore, high computer programming skill is a must.
Moderate skill or fluency in English is required.
Experience in research and development using terrestrial ecosystem models is preferred.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
*JAMSTEC follows the principle of equality of men and women as it relates to all recruitment.
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:
1 position for 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, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

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 2 fiscal years (until March 31, 2017) depending on the progress of the research project "Evaluation of the spatiotemporal patterns of the terrestrial carbon budget based on integrated terrestrial observation data" under "Integrated carbon observation and analysis system for early detection of carbon cycle change globally and in the Asia-Pacific region" supported by MOE.

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*The contract period mentioned above will change according to budget of this project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during the employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.    
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g. JPY 4,300,000-5,500,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, with consideration of the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*There is no bonus or 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 current statute.
(4) Various subsidies are provided from the JAMSTEC employee cooperative 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'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, Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research, Project Engineer" (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 in January, 2015.
The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2015.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
Closing Date December 17, 2014 (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) Naomi Tamada
Human Resources Division II, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-46-867-9598 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(For inquires by e-mail, please include "Recruitment for Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research," 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, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.