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FY2019 [Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT) ]
Recruitment of Senior Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one tenure-track Senior Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist.
Recruiting
Department
Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT)
Job Description Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT), JAMSTEC, is soliciting applications for a Senior Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist. The successful applicant will be engaged in the following research;

Details of the research at the Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT) can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/mat/e/

[Research Description]
Development and operation of continuum mechanics simulation in Solid Earth Sciences

[Job Specification]
The Senior Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist will develop and utilize numerical analysis methods that are based on continuum mechanics in the Solid Earth Sciences, including the construction of analysis models using observed data and verification of the simulation results. There will be a focus on failure analysis and plate boundary simulations.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Continuum Mechanics, Solid Earth Sciences, Computational Sciences, etc.
Job Type (The following description (1) and (2) provide position name and definition for the role for which we are currently recruiting.)
Scientist:
To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist should be able to perform world-leading research independently and share the results through scientific publications.
(1) Senior Scientist:
A Senior Scientist is expected to produce experimental results sufficient to play a leading role in the Agency’s research activities. In addition to this, the Senior Scientist is also expected to provide appropriate advice and produce sophisticated proposals to assist with decision-making in the assigned department.

Technical Scientist:
To contribute to the Agency, a Technical Scientist is expected to take a leading role in research, technology development, and technology innovation.
(2) Senior Technical Scientist:
A Senior Technical Scientist is expected to produce significant research and technology that focuses on new elements to play a leading role in the Agency’s research and technology development. In addition to this, the Senior Technical Scientist is also expected to provide appropriate advice and make sophisticated proposals to assist with decision-making in the assigned department.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
*At the time of employment, the Job Type (Senior Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist) will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.
Requirements Senior Scientist:
The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a senior scientist in a closely related research field.

Senior Technical Scientist:
The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a senior technical scientist in a closely related research field.

*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 as a Senior Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist

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

(3) Working Hours
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period
Period of employment is from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024. 
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of five fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, 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.
*After undergoing an evaluation during the period of employment, the contract may be modified to one without termination (termination of employment would be at the end of the fiscal year in which the employee reaches the age of 60, or the age of 65 if the employee is rehired after his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Division.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 7,500,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*There is no bonus or retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive a relocation allowance 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) A housing lease service is available in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws.
(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 E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for two 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) 2 (or fewer) representative publications (1 copy).
g) 2 letters of recommendation from two senior research scientists (1 letter from each). The person providing the recommendation should send the letter directly to JAMSTEC by POST or E-mail. In the case of E-mail, a signed letter in PDF format should be attached. The applicant’s name should be specified on the envelope or in the title of the E-mail. 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 or E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*Please write "PERSONNEL, FY2019 MAT Senior Scientist/Senior Technical Scientist" (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 FY2019 MAT Senior Scientist/Senior Technical Scientist" in the title.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview. Currently, interviews are scheduled between November, 2018 to January, 2019. The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2019.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
Closing Date October 29, 2018 at 12:00pm (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

*If there are fewer applications than expected, the closing date may be extended.
*All the required documents, including the letter of recommendation, must arrive at JAMSTEC by the closing 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: +81-46-867-9415 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 "Recruitment, FY2019 MAT Senior Scientist/Senior Technical Scientist Position" 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.
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.