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Deep-Sea Bioresource Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience (CeBN), Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization (MRU)
Recruitment of a Project Researcher (Ⅱ) (BGS21-001)

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Project Researcher (Ⅱ) (BGS21-001).
Recruiting
Department
Deep-Sea Bioresource Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience (CeBN), Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization (MRU)
Job Description JAMSTEC is recruiting a Project Researcher (Ⅱ), who will participate in the medium to long-term plan (FY2019-2025) and work on the “Deep Sea Bioresource Provision Project” (Project Leader: Shigeru Deguchi), which will promote the industrial use of deep sea bioresources through an open-innovation system.

Details of the research at the Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience (CeBN) and the project can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/cebn/e/index.html
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/cebn/bioresource/j/ (Japanese)

[Research Description]
CeBN has constructed a database that includes environmental genomics and environmental parameters from ocean observatories to reveal the genetic potential of marine microbes in biotechnology and basic environmental sciences. We invite applications for a Project Researcher (Ⅱ) position to lead the exploration of marine genetic resources and investigation of the ecological roles of microbial ecosystems, such as the impact of microbial functions on marine geochemical cycles, the relationship between the global ocean circulation and biogeography, and viral diversity, function, and evolution.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Bioinformatics, molecular biology, environmental microbiology
Job Type [Job Title]
Researcher (Science/Technology):
※Researcher (Science) is expected primarily to perform theoretical work, observations, and experiments related to research and development, through fundamental, original, or advanced research to conduct fundamental, originative, or advanced research based on theories, observations, and experiments.
※Researcher (Technology) is expected to conduct fundamental, originative, or advanced technology development and related research.

[Position]
Project Researcher (Ⅱ):
Project Researcher (Ⅱ) is expected independently to conduct research and technology development and to share results through scientific publications and achieve technology innovation to contribute to the project.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
*At the time of appointment, the Job Title (Science/Technology) will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
Requirements The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in a closely related field of research or technology development.
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-city,
Kanagawa, 237-0061, Japan
*Measures to prevent passive smoking: No smoking on the premises (smoking areas are available outside), no work in areas where smoking allowed.
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
1 position for Project Researcher (Ⅱ)

(2) Type of contract:
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2026 after four contract renewals.
*Even if appointed on or after April 1, 2022, the contract period will be terminated on March 31, 2026.
*First contract period is from January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022.
*Effective date of employment is negotiable. However it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful applicant.
*Contract period might change due to budget constraints of the project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC 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.
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 6,000,000~7,000,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive relocation allowances in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) Allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) Employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(4) JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) Housing lease service will be available in accordance with JAMSTEC 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
*Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed.

a) CV. Valid email and home address must be provided.
b) Summary of your research (1 page)
c) Research plan for the project (1 page)
d) "Publication (achievement) list" including thesis titles and "list of competitive research funds" awarded to the applicant
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Include DOI codes if available.
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
e) Two (or fewer) representative publications in PDF formats.
f) Two letters of recommendation from two senior research scientists (1 letter from each).
*The person providing the recommendation should email to JAMSTEC directly with a signed letter as an attached file in PDF format. Please include "CeBN BGS21-001 and the applicant's name" in the subject line.
*Employee or Visiting Researcher of JAMSTEC will not be accepted as a writer of Letter of recommendation.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by Email and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*All files must be converted to PDF format. Email attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include "CeBN BGS21-001" in the subject line.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are expected basically.
Closing Date November 17, 2021 at 13:00 in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)
Contact (application documents must be sent to this address) Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5812
(Email: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails.
*For inquiries by Email, please include "CeBN BGS21-001" in the subject line.
Remarks (1) 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.
(2) The successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(3) Please kindly inform us in case of withdrawal of your application by Email.
(4) The above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(5) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.
(6) If you are applying through a Japanese website, submission should be made online (except the letters of recommendation), If you are applying through the English website, "Work with Us", submission should be made as an attachment to the Email.
Diversity and Inclusion In our quest to perform state-of-the-art research and develop scientific and technological innovations based on diverse values, JAMSTEC not only actively recruits women based on gender equality but also strives to create a work environment in which individuality is respected regardless of nationality, race, gender, self-recognition, age, or the presence or absence of disabilities.
In response to the diverse needs of our employees, we will also promote more flexible work styles and environments, including shorter working hours and opportunities for discretionary work.