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FY2019 Super-cutting-edge Grand and Advanced Research (SUGAR) Program, Institute for Extra-cutting-edge Science and Technology Avant-garde Research (X-star)
Recruitment of an Engineer

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting applicants for a total of one position as an Engineer
Super-cutting-edge Grand and Advanced Research (SUGAR) Program (Director: Ken Takai), Institute for Extra-cutting-edge Science and Technology Avant-garde Research (X-star)
Job Description We are soliciting applications for an Engineer who will be involved in the research objectives described in mid-and long-term plan of JAMSTEC, particularly, the item of ”Challenging and creative research and development based on flexible and independent mind and organization”.

Please refer to our website for details about
SUGAR Program: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/sugar/e/
X-star: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/xstar/e/

[Research Description]
(1) Understanding environmental conditions and functions of the ocean during the origin and evolution of life on Earth,
(2) Exploration, understanding and application of 'dark matter living forms and functions' in deep and dark regions of the Earth,
(3) Physical and chemical processes of water-rock reactions in deep and dynamic zones at plate boundaries and crusts,
(4) Other important research objectives described in mid-and long-term plan of JAMSTEC.

The successful applicant will be involved in these research themes by contributing analytical and experimental techniques and fieldwork experiences such as:
(1) Techniques for general, fine and isotopic chemical analyses of environmental and experimental samples,
(2) Technique for meta-omics analyses of environmental and experimental samples,
(3) Other techniques as required.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Origin of life, Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Geology, Ecology, Microbiology, Paleontology, Analytical Chemistry
Job Type Engineer: To contribute to the Agency, an Engineer is expected to manage, improve and advance the infrastructure. Establishment of technology based on a background of general technical knowledge such as information system, improvement of technical management functions is also inclusive.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements The successful applicant must have a Master’s degree in a closely related field. Those who have an equivalent ability with extensive experience will also be considered.

*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 engineer position

(2) Type of contract
Tenure-track fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours
9:00-17:30 (Lunch hours 12:15-13:00)
(4) Contract Period
November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022
*One contract period is a maximum of three fiscal years. The contract period will be renewed but the total contract period is maximum five fiscal years (until March 31, 2024).
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 years 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 years if the employee is rehired after his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Division.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
  e.g., JPY4,500,000~7,000,000

*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*There is no bonus and retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive a relocation allowance in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statutes.
(4) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) Housing lease service is 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
a) CV (1 copy). A valid email and home address must be provided. Also include details of your professional experiences in the CV.

**Please submit the following documents voluntarily (recommended);
b) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles (1 copy)
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Add Digital Object Identifier (DOI) codes and hyperlinks, if possible.

c) List of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant (1 copy)

d) DOI codes of two (or fewer) representative publications. (1 copy)
*If DOI codes were not provided to publications, please submit copies of 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 "Recruitment for X-star SUGAR Engineer" in the subject line.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application materials, followed by an interview. The successful applicant is expected to join us on November 1, 2019.
*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are also available.
Closing Date September 9, 2019 at 13:00pm JST (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)
Contact (application documents must be sent to this address) Human Resources Division, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-46-867-9403 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)

*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails.
*For inquiries by E-mail, please include “X-star SUGAR Engineer” in the subject line.
Remarks (1)Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
(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)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 the social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC 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.