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FY2017 [Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research]
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of 1 position as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
Job Description We are soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position focusing on a research project titled “Establishment of an integrated observation and analysis system for monitoring greenhouse gas sources and sinks"
(FY2017–2019, Principal Investigator: Prabir K. Patra), which is supported by the Ministry of Environment, Japan.

Please refer to our website for details about Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research and its research plan.
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/egcr/e/

The successful applicant is expected (but not limited) to conduct innovative research studies independently toward achieving broader goal of the project. A few of the specific goals are the followings:
1) Understand transport, chemistry and fluxes of long-lived greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), using forward and inverse modeling.
2) Develop techniques for assimilation of atmospheric data in regional/global chemistry-transport models.
3) Handle large volume dataset, visualization software, and FORTRAN on UNIX environment
4) Prepare reports and peer-reviewed publications

<Related research fields>
Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geophysics, Climate Science, Meteorology, etc.
Job Type Postdoctoral Researcher:To contribute to the project, a Postdoctoral Researcher should be able to independently conduct the research subject which is authorized by the Project under direction of a leader, and to be appointed intend to improve his/her research qualities.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements Applicants are required to have been awarded or expect to have obtained a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of employment. In addition, no more than 5 years can have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the date of employment.

*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 Postdoctoral Researcher

(2) Type of contract
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours
Discretionary labor system 

(4) Contract Period
August 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 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 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)
 JPY 5,250,000
*There are no raise, bonus and retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, successful applicants will receive relocation allowances 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 current statute.
(4) Various subsidies are provided from the JAMSTEC employee cooperative for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) A housing lease service is not available.
(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) A CV. Valid email and home addresses must be provided. (1 copy)
*Please specify that you are applying for the "Postdoctoral Researcher" position.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, A4 size, 1 page)
c) Your research plan in the project (1 copy, A4 size, 1 page)
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles (1 copy).
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications (1 copy).
e) A list of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant (1 copy).
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) 2 (or fewer) representative publications (1 copy).
g) A letter of recommendation from a senior research scientist. The person providing the recommendation should send the letter directly to JAMSTEC by POST. The applicant's name should be written on the envelope. Letters of recommendation written by a JAMSTEC employee or JAMSTEC Visiting Scientist will not be accepted.

(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 Postdoctoral Researcher" (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 after mid June, 2017. The successful applicant is expected to join us on August 1, 2017.
Closing Date May 24, 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) 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
(E-mail: jinji2[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing e-mails.
*For inquiries by e-mail, please include "DEGCR Postdoctoral Researcher" 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.
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 researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.