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Employment Opportunities

FY2016 [Fault Mechanics Research Group, Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research (KOCHI)]
Recruitment of Scientist or Technical Scientist

Available Position JAMSTEC will be recruiting a total of 1 tenure-track position as a Scientist or Technical Scientist.
Recruiting Department Fault Mechanics Research Group, Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research (KOCHI)
Job Description JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a Scientist or Technical Scientist, who will be engaged in the third medium-term plan.

<Job Specification>
The Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has one opening for a full-time tenure-track scientist or technical scientist. The successful applicant will contribute to research on solid-earth processes including earthquake fault activity at convergent and divergent plate boundaries using cutting-edge deformation/fluid flow equipment and the analytical facilities at the institute. All areas of technical expertise will be considered, but with preference for rock mechanics, geology and geophysics. The successful applicant will participate in scientific drilling projects such as the International Ocean Discovery Program (http://www.iodp.org/) and will carry out integrated research using techniques such as laboratory analyses/experiments, downhole logging, exploration geophysics, and/or geo-modeling.

<Relevant Research Fields>
Geology, Rock mechanics, Hydrogeology, Geophysics

To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist should be able to perform world-leading research as an independent scientist and share the results through scientific publications.

Technical Scientist:
To contribute to the Agency, a Technical Scientist is expected to take a leading role in research, technology development, and technology innovation.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the event of reorganization of the Agency.
*There is a possibility that the positions above could change.
Requirements Scientist:
The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and a strong record in a closely related research field.

Technical Scientist:
The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and a strong record in a closely related research and development field.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research (KOCHI),
200 Monobe Otsu, Nankoku City, Kochi Prefecture,
783-8502, Japan
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
1 position for a Scientist or Technical Scientist

(2) Type of contract
  Tenure-tracking fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours
  Discretionary labor system
(4) Contract Period
Period of employment is from October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021.

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*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. 
*After receiving an evaluation during the period of employment, there may be a possibility that the contract could be changed to one without termination (termination of employment would be at the end date of the fiscal year during which the employee reaches the age of 60). For details on this system, please contact HR division II.

Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 6,000,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws, with consideration of the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*There are no bonus or 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) A CV (1 copy). A valid email and home address must be provided.
*Please specify whether you are applying for "Scientist" or "Technical Scientist" position.
*Please include contact information for 2 references. These persons should be someone other than the person mentioned in g) below and should not be employees or Visiting Scientists of JAMSTEC.
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).
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) Two (or fewer) representative publications (1 copy).
g) Two letters of recommendation from 2 senior research scientist (1 letter from each). 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, FY2016 Fixed-term , KOCHI" (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. Interviews will be conducted in late June or July, 2016. The successful applicant is expected to join us on October 1, 2016.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.

Closing Date

June 8, 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) Hanako Ihara
Human Resources Division II, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-46-867-9415 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(For inquiries by e-mail, please include “Personnel, FY2016 Fixed-term, KOCHI” 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) 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.