|Available Position & Research Topics||Available Positions: IFREE will be recruiting total of 12 positions as Scientist/Research Scientist.
We invite applicants to a Scientist or Research Scientist position to engage in research and development of the program.
1)Plate Dynamics Research : Plate Dynamics Research Program studies sub-seafloor structures and dynamic processes of seismogenic/tsunamigenic zones in subcution zones and evolution processes of oceanic lithosphere, intra-oceanic arc, large igneous provinces by using Jamstec's marine geophysical observation system.
2)Solid Earth Dynamics Research : Modelling of complex evolutionary processes provided from various observational and geological data and ultimately to evaluate surface processes, i.e., earthquakes and volcanoes, coming from activities of deep Earth's interior.
3)Deep Earth Dynamics Research : The program investigates structure, composition, evolution of the Earth's deep interior by geophysical, geochemical, and simulation approaches with an emphasis on observation and sampling in oceanic area for understanding dynamics of the Earth's deep interior and its link to the surface environment.
4)Geochemical Evolution Research : Geochemical Evolution Research Program seeks for comprehensive understanding of Earth evolution, based on the petrology and geochemistry of solid earth.
|Job Description||IFREE is studying the dynamics of the Solid Earth. We are seeking for Scientist or employee engaged in research development as follows;
For details of each programs, please visit our insitute's website at
Scientist : For the contribution to the Agency, Scientist are expected to have world-leading performance ablity to accomplish research as an independant scientist.
Research Scientist : For the contribution to the Agency, Research Scientists are expected to perform centering on research development, technology development, and innovation in technology etc.
*There may be change in affiliation in case of reorganization in the Agency.
Scientist : Applicants must have a Ph.D. in closely related field. Expected to achieve outstanding research results.
Research Scientist : Applicants must have a Ph.D. in closely related field, or equivalent with extensive experience acceptable. Expected to achieve outstanding technological development and innovation.
*We are seeking applicants who is interested in Solid Earth with a background of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, etc. Also, relevant fields are Seismology, Geodynamics, Geochemistry, Petrology, Solid Earth Science.
*Any nationality, any gender, and any age could be applied.
*JAMSTEC has the principle of equality of men and women as it relates to the recruitment of all staff.
|Work Place||JAMSTEC Yokosuka Headquarters,
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa 237-0061 JAPAN
JAMSTEC Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES)
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku Yokohama,
Kanagawa, 236-0001, JAPAN
|Working Conditions && Contract Period||
Professional-type Discretionary Work System
Scientist : Period of employment is from April 1st, 2013 to March 31st, 2018
a)Scientist: One contract period is maximum five fiscal years, and the contract is NOT renewable.
Screening to promote to Senior Scientist is available before the contract expires.
b)Senior Scientist: One contract period is maximum five fiscal years, and the contract may be renewed once (the total contract term is maximum ten fiscal years).
Research Scientist : Period of employment is from April 1st, 2013 to March 31st, 2016 (maximum three fiscal years) and the contract may be renewed once (the total contract term is maximum six fiscal years).
|Salary||Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, by considering academic career, research ability and research role in IFREE (annual salary system). Appointment level for positions will be determined by JAMSTEC after the interview based upon the discussion with the successful candidates.
e.g. Annual salary
|Terms of Employment||1) On appointment, relocation fee will be provided in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.
2) The participant and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for insurance and labor insurance according to the current statutory proportion.
3) Housing lease service available.
4) Allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
5) No bonus/retirement allowance provided.
6) Holidays and vacations: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, year-end and beginning of the year are holidays. There are annual vacations with pay, special vacations, and leave of absence for care and maternity leave.
7) Other: There are various kinds of subsidies available for personal interests/welfare provided by JAMSTEC's employees' cooperative.
(1) Required documents
a) One copy of research proposal including the research program which you had been engaged in. (A4 size, 1page)
b) One copy of research proposal including the research program which you desire to participate in. (A4 size, 1 page)
c) Two reference (recommendation) letters written by a senior research scientist, which should be sent directly from them by POST. Applicant's name should be written on the envelope. Reference letter written by JAMSTEC employee or Visiting Scientist cannot be accepted.
d) One copy of a resume. (a valid email address is essential)
*Please specify which position you apply, "Scientist" or "Research Scientist".
e) One copy of publication list including thesis titles. Please separate those with referred journals from other publications.
f) Copies of two (or less) representative publications.
g) One copy of a list for competitive research fund,if any. Ex)Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, any funded research from Japan Science and Technology Agency, or any other project research fund (both inside/out of Japan).
Required documents must be sent by POST and should reach JAMSTEC before/on the closing date.
Electronic format will NOT be accepted.
*Please write "PERSONNEL, IFREE Scientist/Research Scientist" (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming the receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).
(3) Interview and Appointment
Candidates will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview currently scheduled in Dec. of 2012.
The successful candidates are expected to join us from April 1st, 2013.
*The transportation fee is payable to candidate from abroad, but only under specific situations.
Nov. 20th, 2012 (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date)
*If the total number of application is lower than expected, the closing date may be extended.
|Contact (application documents must send to this address)||Hanako Ihara
Human Resources, Research Support Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-Cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa
TEL: 81-46-867-9415 FAX: 81-46-867-9372
1) Interviews will be conducted in Japanese or English.
2) Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. The personal information we get through this recruitment is to be used only for our screening and our procedures accompanying. We deal with it safely and properly based on the personal information protection law and JAMSTEC regulations. After our screening and procedures, we will store the information of successful candidates as a personnel data, for other candidates, shred all the application documents.
3) Successful candidates should submit his/her health certificate upon appointment.
4) Withdrawal of application must be made by written notice.
5) Above conditions may be changed depending on the situation within the Agency.
6) Related information is available on the following web page (http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/index.html)