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[Arctic Geochemical Cycle Research Group, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)] Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher AGP20-012

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Postdoctoral Researcher. (AGP20-012)
Arctic Geochemical Cycle Research Group, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Job Description We are soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work primarily on a research project entitled “ArCSⅡ: Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Project Ⅱ, (FY2020-2024),” supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). The successful applicant will engage in the ArCSⅡ research program “Atmospheric Environment and Climate Forcers in the Arctic (Sub-PI: Masayuki Takigawa)".
Through their effects on the radiation budget, clouds and atmospheric constituents including aerosols and gases, such as ozone, are of key importance for understanding the present climate and predicting the future climate of the Arctic. To this end, JAMSTEC enhanced its observations of atmospheric constituents off Alaska and Siberia during the ArCS project (2015–2019) using the Arctic research vessel (R/V) Mirai. In the ArCSⅡ project, we will strive to expand our observational activities, and elucidate processes related to the concentration and microphysical characteristics of atmospheric components through numerical model simulations and collaborative analyses. Our ultimate goal is to understand the relationship between the spatiotemporal distribution and fluctuation of atmospheric constituents within and outside the Arctic region, as well as the impact on climate change and the controlling.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work autonomously on the project and contribute to peer-reviewed articles. The project will require the utilization of observation technology and numerical models, and analysis of observation data, within the collaborative environment that we have established with international researchers.

[Research activities]
(1) Advanced observational research and analysis of atmospheric constituent data acquired by the Mirai R/V and/or ground-based observations collected in Alaska and Siberia.
(2) Analysis of atmospheric transport, chemical reactions, deposition, and aging processes by combining numerical model simulations, satellite observations, and field observations.
(3) Analysis of interactions among atmospheric composition and oceanic changes (e.g., sea ice, ecosystems, material cycles), land changes (e.g., forest fires, vegetation, snow/ice cover), and climate changes (e.g., albedo changes).

[Related research fields]
Aerosol Science, Atmospheric Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Meteorology, Statistics

[Research center website]
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 effective 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 effective date of employment.(i.e., applicants who earned a Ph.D. after April 2015 are eligible.)
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokohama Institute of Earth Science,
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
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2023 after two contract renewals.
*First contract period is from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
*Start date 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's 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)
 JPY 5,250,000
*There is no raise.
*Bonuses 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 is not available.
(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 E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for one reference who is a senior research scientist; he/she should not be an employee or a Visiting Scientist of JAMSTEC.
The reference person will be required to submit a letter of recommendation for the selected applicant directly to JAMSTEC, by E-mail, after screening of documents.
b) Summary of your research (1 page)
c) Research plan for the project (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.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*All files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include "ArCSⅡ AGP20-012" 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 July 27, 2020 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: +81-45-778-5788
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails.
*For inquiries by E-mail, please include "ArCSⅡ AGP20-012" 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 E-mail.
(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.  
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.