|Available Position & Research Topics||The Atmospheric Composition Research Team of EBCRP in RIGC is seeking a Scientist to engage in the following research activities:
- Observational research and/or observational data analysis of atmospheric composition, including satellite-based observational data analysis, mainly over the Asian Continent and the Pacific Ocean, to better understand the spatio-temporal variations of key species and important processes, in relation to rapidly changing atmospheric/marine environment, climate, and ecosystem.
Possible approaches/research theme are listed below as examples; however, new proposals are also welcomed:
(a) Ground/ship-based in-situ and/or remote observations (e.g., MAX-DOAS) and/or related data analysis
(b) Satellite data analysis of atmospheric composition such as ozone precursors, aerosols, and related species, long-lived greenhouse gases
(c) Studies on processes accompanied by large uncertainties; e.g., those related to atmospheric oxidative capacity or behaviors of organic gases and aerosols
(d) Observation-related studies to explore interactions and feedbacks between atmospheric composition and other Earth subsystems (land, ocean, ecosystems etc)
Please visit our website for the details of our research program at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/rigc/e/ebcrp/index.html
|Requirements||Applicant is required to hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent competence for the research work in related field. It is recommended that the applicant has experiences on satellite data usage or relevant research and/or developlent with respect to atmospheric composition. Also the applicant is expected to make a research plan and conduct it as an independent researcher, and produce achievement which leads the world in related field.
* Any nationality, any sex, 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||Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES),
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, 236-0001 JAPAN
|Contract Period||Period of employment is from December 1st, 2012 to March 31st, 2017.
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract term is five Japanese fiscal years.
*The Maximum total contract is as follows.
Senior Scientist: Ten Japanese fiscal years
*A screening to be promoted to Principal Scientist is conducted before the contract expires for Senior Scientist.
Maximum contract period is the fiscal year reaching the 65th birthday.
Scientist: Five Japanese fiscal years
*A screening to be promoted to Senior Scientist is conducted before the contract expires for Scientist.
|Salary||Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, by considering academic career, research ability and research role in RIGC (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
Senior Scientist: JPY 7,000,000 - JPY 8,000,000
Scientist : JPY 5,770,000 - JPY 7,000,000
|Terms of Employment||1) Travel allowance 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.
|Application Procedure||(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 scientis for Senior Scientist, and one reference (recommendation) letter written by a senior research scientist for Scentist, which should be sent directly from them by POST. Applicant's name should be written on the envelope.
d) One copy of a resume. (a valid email address is essential)
*Please specify which position you apply, Senior Scientist or 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 of 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 reach JAMSTEC before/on the closing date. Electronic format will NOT be accepted.
*Please write "PERSONNEL, EBCRP in RIGC" (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 October 2012.
The successful candidates are expected to join us from December 1st, 2012.
*The transportation fee is payable to candidates from abroad, but only under specific situations.
|Closing date||September 25th, 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)||Mikiko Tanioka
Human Resources, Research Support Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-Cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa
TEL: 81-46-867-9598 FAX: 81-46-867-9372