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FY2016 【Arctic Geochemical Cycle Research Unit, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE)】
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher A

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

Our aim is to understand the feedback mechanisms among Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs), climate, and human activity using model simulations and observational data. The successful applicant will conduct research to determine the cause of spatiotemporal variations of the concentration of SLCFs in the Arctic region using chemical transport models.

<Required Skills>
Numerical modeling and data analysis.

<Related Research Fields>
Earth sciences (e.g., atmospheric science), statistical mathematics (e.g., data assimilation), and computational science (e.g., numerical model simulation). Applications from investigators in other research fields are also welcome.

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.
*There is a possibility that the positions above could change.
Requirements The successful applicant must 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 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 a Postdoctoral Researcher

(2)Type of contract
Fixed-term employee

(3)Working Hours
Discretionary labor system

(4)Contract Period
May 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 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) is JPY 5,250,000.
*There are no raise, 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 current statute.
4) 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.
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 (1 copy). A valid email and home address must be provided.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, A4 size, 1 page).
c) Your research plan at JAMSTEC (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).
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. Letter 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, ArCS Methane 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 materials, followed by an interview. Currently interviews are scheduled in March, 2016.
The successful applicant will be expected to join us on May 1, 2016.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
Closing Date February 22, 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)
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.