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FY2017 [Resource Generation Environment Research Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Submarine Resources]
Recruitment of Technical Support Staff

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of 1 position as a Technical Support Staff.
Recruiting Department Resource Generation Environment Research Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Submarine Resources
Job Description We are soliciting applications for a Technical Support Staff who will take part in the third medium-term plan.

Please refer to our website for details about Resource Generation Environment Research Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Submarine Resources.

The successful applicant is expected to do the following:

1. Maintenance and daily operation of research equipment.
2. Handling and organization of operational data acquired with equipment under management.
3. Summarizing scientific data (especially isotopic data) related to the research subject.
4. Supporting the preparation of reports and related documents.
5. Assisting with various research tasks.

<Related Research Fields>
Isotope chemistry/geochemistry (noble gases), Geochronology, Petrology, Mineralogy
Job Type Technical Support Staff (Class 3): To contribute to the Agency, a Technical Support Staff is expected to take a role in jobs which require high skills and knowledge, furthermore jobs which require judgment and application.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements Applicants must have a Master's degree in a related field or possess equivalent skills and experience.

·Maintenance and management of high-vacuum equipment. Experience in the production and design of such apparatus is preferable.
· Data management using spreadsheet software, e.g. MS-Excel. Experience in managing network devices is preferable.
· Daily communication via spoken Japanese, mail, telephone.
· Fundamental personal computer skills (MS-Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
Experience with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is preferable.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters,
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa,
  237-0061, JAPAN
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1)Number of positions:
1 position for a Technical Support Staff
(2)Type of contract
Fixed-term employee
(3)Working Hours
9:00-17:30 (Lunch hours 12:15-13:00)
(4)Contract Period
Period of employment is from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is maximum one fiscal year, and the contract is renewable depending on the performance evaluation up to five fiscal years (until March 31, 2022)
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, on reaching the age of 60 during the 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 could 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 65 if the employee is rehired after his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Division II.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) is JPY 4,200,000.
*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*There are no raise, bonus and retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment 1) An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
2) The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
3) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
4) A housing lease service is not available.
5) 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 CV (1 copy). Valid email and home address must be provided. Also Include detals of your professional experiences in the CV.

(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, (R&D) Center for Submarine Resources, Technical Support Staff" (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. Currently interviews are scheduled in July or August, 2017.
The successful applicant will be expected to join us on October 1, 2017.
Closing Date June 30, 2017 (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) Human Resources Division II, Human Resources Department, JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL:+81-46-867-9583 FAX:+81-46-867-9095
(E-mail: jinji2[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing e-mails.
*For inquiries by e-mail, please include " (R&D) Center for Submarine Resources, Technical Support Staff" in the title.
Remarks 1) Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.
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 to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.