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Research and Development Group for Seafloor Observatory, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)
Recruitment of Researcher (Ⅱ) (CKS21-004)

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Researcher (Ⅱ). (CKS21-004)
Recruiting
Department
Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)
Job Description The Research and Development Group for Seafloor Observatory, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT) (Director: Takane Hori), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is soliciting applications for a Researcher (Ⅱ) position.

[Research Description]
The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting and promoting one or more of the following research activities depending on his/her expertise and aptitudes.

1) Research related to the seafloor real-time crustal deformation observation system that JAMSTEC is currently implementing and will be expanding in the future, involving the implementation of tiltmeters and fiber-optic strain meters using seafloor boreholes, among other activities.
1a) Instrument development and testing at the Kamioka Mine and analysis of the test data.
1b) Installation and observation of instruments on the seafloor and in seafloor boreholes, including efforts to improve related observation methods.
1c) Integrated data analysis and interpretation of observational data acquired with the DONET observation network and existing seafloor borehole observatories.

2) Research on fiber-optic sensing (including distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) and other methods), which is being developed by JAMSTEC.
2a) Field observations within and outside of JAMSTEC, including cables off of Muroto, Toyohashi, and Hatsushima.
2b) Analysis of acquired fiber-optic sensing data related to earthquakes, tsunamis, and seafloor crustal deformation, including the development of analytical methods for the modeling of these phenomena.
2c) Development of efficient processing and analysis methods for multidimensional, high-density, large-volume fiber-optic sensing data.

3) Application of advanced optical technologies, such as optical lattice clocks, high-stability lasers, optical combs, and earth neutrino observations, to geophysical observations on the seafloor.

4) Development of a method for repeated high-precision seafloor observation integrated with underwater robotics, such as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and implementation of observations and data analysis.

As many of these studies are conducted in the field at locations such as the Kamioka Mine, submarine cable landing stations, seafloor observatories in the Nankai Trough, and others, domestic and international field trips, including participation in shipboard cruises, may be required. In addition, because the research is conducted in cooperation with domestic and overseas research institutes and equipment development companies, the maintenance of effective communication with these entities will be necessary.

Details of the research conducted at FEAT, IMG, can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/feat/e/

[Relevant Research Fields]
Seismology, Solid earth geophysics, Applied physics (laser optics), Underwater robotics
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]
Researcher (Ⅱ):
Researcher (Ⅱ) is expected independently to conduct research and technology development and to share results through scientific publications and achieve technology innovation.

*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 a Researcher (Ⅱ)

(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, 2022 to March 31, 2027

*Effective date of employment is negotiable. However, it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
*One contract period is a maximum of five fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed.
*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.
*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 Section.
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.
*Please include contact information for two references.
*The person listed as a reference should be different from the person who wrote the letter of recommendation and should not be an employee or Visiting Researcher of JAMSTEC.
b) Summary of your research (1 page)
c) Research plan at JAMSTEC (1 page)
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Include DOI codes if available.
e) List of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) Two (or fewer) representative publications in PDF formats.
g) 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 "FEAT CKS21-004 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 "FEAT CKS21-004" 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 due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
Closing Date November 29, 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: +81-45-778-5811
(Email: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails.
*For inquiries by Email, please include "FEAT CKS21-004" 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) 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) 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.