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FY2016 [Arctic Geochemical Cycle Research Unit, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE)]
Recruitment of Project Engineer

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting 1 position as a Project Engineer
Recruiting Department Arctic Geochemical Cycle Research Unit, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE)
Job Description We are soliciting applications for Project Engineer to work on a project entitled "Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Project (ArCS)" (FY2015-FY2019)", which is funded by MEXT.

Towards a comprehensive understanding of the causes of accelerated sea ice decline and temperature rise in the Arctic region, observational research will examine the effect of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs), particularly black carbon particles, on Arctic climate change. Specifically, 1) black carbon particles will be observed in the atmosphere and snow in boreal forest regions with potentially high fire activity (e.g., near Yakutsk, Russia and Poker Flat, AK, USA), near source regions in Asia (Japan and Taiwan), and from the R/V Mirai operated by JAMSTEC, and 2) important sources (such as wildfires, human activity, and long-range transport from mid/low latitudes) will be evaluated in the pan-Arctic region, using chemical transport model simulations.

<Required Skills>
Requires the skills necessary to deploy/maintain the field instruments used in this project, conduct laboratory analysis, and manage original data:
a)Experiences in using instrumental analysis in materials science in a broader sense
b)Experiences in conducting observation for earth environmental science
c)Experiences in data management
Language (Russian, English etc) or negotiation skills, or related in-field experience to facilitate the aforementioned field studies will also be acknowledged.

<Related Research Fields>
Environmental sciences (e.g., biogeochemical cycles, glaciology, permafrost studies, and atmospheric environment), Chemistry (e.g., analytical chemistry, spectrochemistry, geochemistry, atmospheric chemistry), Physics (e.g., material science/engineering, geophysics, and meteorology), Ecology (e.g., forest ecology), and Remote sensing (e.g., land or atmospheric composition). Application from other research fields will also be welcomed.

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 closely related field. Those who have equivalent ability with extensive experience are also acceptable.

*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 positions: 1position 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, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*1contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year.
*The contract period can be renewed but the total contract period is a maximum of 4 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 the bylaws of JAMSTEC, on reaching the age of 65 years 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., JPY 4,300,000~5,300,000 *Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with the bylaws of JAMSTEC, 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 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 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 the bylaws of JAMSTEC.
(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 email and home address must be provided. Also include details of your professional experiences in the CV. *Please specify that you are applying for the "Project Engineer" position.

(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, ArCS BC 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 materials, followed by an interview. Currently interviews are scheduled in February, 2016.
The successful applicant will be expected to join us on April 1, 2016.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
Closing Date January 21, 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 (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
(E-mail: jinji2@jamstec.go.jp)
(For inquiries by e-mail, please include “FY2016 ArCS BC Project Engineer” in the title.)
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.
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.