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FY2019 [Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology(MAT)] Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher

 
Available Positions The Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT), JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of one position as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
Recruiting Department Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT)
Job Description The Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT) at JAMSTEC provides a nurturing environment for the development of technology, specializing in improving the corrosion resistance of turbines. This work falls within the remit of the priority project "Development of acid-resistant and low adhesion technologies for the geothermal power generation system (Project period: FY2018-FY2021)" funded by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). We invite Postdoctoral Researchers. Applicants should be interested in developing numerical models of droplets to optimize turbine drain catcher systems.

The details of the research can be found at:
https://www.jamstec.go.jp/mat/e/

The successful applicant will work on the following specific tasks using particle simulation methods, such as smoothed particle hydrodynamics or the fluid solvers including volume of fluid models (VOF), to represent free surfaces:
1) Numerical simulation of droplets in a steam turbine.
2) Numerical simulation of liquid films deposited on turbine blades.
3) Experimental validation study of the model, in collaboration with other researchers working on the project.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Computer science, particle simulation, fluid mechanics, software engineering, mechanical engineering, any fields related to computer simulations.
Job Type 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 to improve his/her research qualities.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements Applicants are required to 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, 2019 to March 31, 2020. (Annual renewal up to total of 2 fiscal years)

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year. The contract period can be expected to be renewed annually but the total contract period is for a maximum of 2 fiscal years (until March 31, 2021), depending on the progress of this research project and the performance of the employee.
*The contract period mentioned above will change according to the budget of this project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during the 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 5,250,000 
*There is 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 the current statute.
(4) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies 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 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.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, A4 size, 1 page)
c) Your research plan for the project (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) A letter of recommendation from a senior research scientist. The person providing the recommendation should send the letter to JAMSTEC directly 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 a 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 NEDO 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).
*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 NEDO Postdoctoral Researcher" in the title.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview. Currently, interviews are scheduled in March, 2019. The successful applicant is expected to join us on May 1, 2019.
Closing Date March 11, 2019 at 13:00 JST (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 for FY2019 MAT NEDO Postdoctoral Researcher" 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.