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Marine Ecosystem Research Group, Earth Surface System Research Center (ESS), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of one position as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
Recruiting
Department
Marine Ecosystem Research Group, Earth Surface System Research Center (ESS), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Job Description We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position, as part of the project entitled "Computationally Efficient Models for Resolving CEllular and COMmunity Composition of Plankton (CECOMP)" (2019-February 28, 2022, Principal Investigator: S. Lan Smith). The project is funded by JSPS as a bilateral research collaboration between researchers in Japan and Germany. The successful applicant will have ample opportunities for active international collaboration with world-leading researchers in this field of study, several of whom are close collaborators of the Principal Investigator.

The details of the research can be found at:
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ess/e/

Develop and test new computationally efficient models of the coupled dynamics of phytoplankton and nutrients, focusing on two macro-nutrients nitrogen and carbon in oceanic and aquatic environments. Initial model development and testing will be conducted using 0-D and 1-D model setups, and later in the project these new models and plankton and nutrients will be applied and tested in 3-D ocean models, combining ocean circulation and biogeochemical processes.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Computational Science, Ocean Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, 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 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)
Yokosuka Headquarters,
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa,
237-0061, 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
October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year.
*The contract period can be renewed but the contract period will be terminated on February 28, 2022.
*The contract period will end at the conclusion of this funding.
*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 is no raise, bonus and retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive relocation allowances 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) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) 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
*Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed

a) A CV (1 copy). A valid E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for one reference who is a senior research scientist; he/she should not be an employee or a Visiting Scientist of JAMSTEC.
The reference person will be required to submit a letter of recommendation for the selected applicant directly to JAMSTEC, either by POST or E-mail, after screening of documents.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, 1 page)
c) Your research plan for the project (1 copy, 1-2 pages. If possible, please include plans for research overseas and research internships).
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).

(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, J&G 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).
*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 Predictability Postdoctoral Researcher" in the title.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview. The successful applicant is expected to join us on October 1, 2019 or thereafter.
*Web-based online interviews by ZOOM are also available.
Closing Date July 25, 2019, at 1:00 pm JST (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this 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: +81-46-867-9598 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 "J&G 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.
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 researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.