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FY2016 [Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research]
Recruitment of Project Technical Support Staff A

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of 1 position as a Project Technical Support Staff A.
Recruiting Department Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research
Job Description We are soliciting applications for a Project Technical Support Staff to work on a project entitled,“Development of the leaf area index/fraction of photosynthetically active radiation and net primary production for the GCOM-C1 satellite” (Principal Investigator Hideki Kobayashi, April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2019). The project is funded by a Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Please refer to our website for details about Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research and its research plan.

This person will be responsible for developing and analyzing satellite data and programming numerical models using C or MATLAB on Linux. These tasks will be conducted under the supervision of the project scientists. The aim of this project is to develop algorithms for the Leaf Area Index and net primary production for the Second-Generation Global Imager on the GCOM-C1 satellite, which will be launched in the near future. The successful candidate will support the development and improvement of the algorithms by integrating up-to-date satellite and ground-based datasets.

<Software environment> Data analysis and visualization using the C or MATLAB language on Linux

<Related research fields>
Computer science (large-scale data analysis), statistics (basic statistics and optimization theory), climatology, remote sensing, and ecology

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.
*There is a possibility that the positions above could change.
Requirements Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the related fields, or possess equivalent skills and experience.

The applicants require data-analysis and image-processing skills using C and MATLAB on Linux. The applicants do not necessarily have expertise and in-depth knowledge of oceanography or earth and environmental sciences.

*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 positions:
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
August 1 2016 to March 31, 2017.

*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, 2019) depending on the progress of the research.
*The contract period mentioned above will change according to budget of this project.
*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) is 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.
Various subsidies are provided from the JAMSTEC employee cooperative for mutual aid and welfare services.
4) A 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, DEGCR A GCOM-C LAI S2" (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 June, 2016.
The successful applicant will be expected to join us on August 1, 2016.
Closing Date June 13, 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) Naomi Tamada
Human Resources Division Ⅱ,Human Resources Department, JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL:+81-46-867-9598 FAX:+81-46-867-9095
Remarks 1) Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.
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.