Researcher Position at the Climate Variations Research Program
The Climate Variations Research Program invites applicants for a researcher position in the research objective as follows:
Please mind that following information is run as a reference. Applications for those positions have been closed.

1. Objectives of FRCGC
  We need to develop nested ocean general circulation models with high-resolution embedded in the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin model to simulate larvae dispersal patterns in the South East Asian Sea and Western Pacific (SEW-WP) regions. The model results are analyzed for investigation of large-scale larvae dispersal processes, which provide base knowledge for identifying marine protected areas (MPAs) in the SEA-WP regions on the basis of understanding large-scale networks of coastal eco systems (the'reef connectivity'). We collaborate with the Eco System Research Program to develop ocean-low level eco system couple models.

  This research will be funded by the Tokyo Institute of Technology that will contract with the Ministry of Environment Japan for the research project'Conservation strategy based on the assessment of environmental burden and large-scale networks of coastal eco systems in the SEA-WP regions' supported by the Global Environmental Research Fund. This research is a part of the cooperative graduate school program between JAMSTEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

2. Qualification for application:
  We expect that candidates have a Ph.D. in related fields. We also welcome applicants who have the equivalent research experiences. Experience in numerical simulations for atmospheric/ocean is desirable.

Any nationality, any sex, and any age could be applied. FRCGC has the principle of equality of men and women as it relates to the recruitment of all staff. With a view to achieving a more equitable balance of men and women in all positions, we would like to particularly encourage qualified women to apply.

3. Work places
   Frontier Research Center for Global Change,
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa
Yokohama 236-0001 Japan 

(Since this research is a part of the cooperative graduate school program between JAMSTEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the researcher also works at the Tokyo Institute of Technology some times.)

4. Contract period:
  Period of employment is from contract conclusion date to March 31st 2009. Employment contract is renewable every fiscal year depending on the progress of research. Maximum contract term of this position is three Japanese fiscal years, from the contract conclusion date to March 31st 2011.

5. Treatment :
(1) Payment will be about 4,400,000 yen/year.
(2) Traveling expenses will be provided according to regulations.
(3) The participant and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance according to the current statutory proportion.
(4) Housing lease service is available through the JAMSTEC housing scheme. Eligibility for the housing scheme is subject to the JAMSTEC regulations.
(5) A commutation allowance will be provided.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, the year-end and the beginning of the year are holidays.
There are annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence for care and maternity leave.
(7) Other:
i) There are various kinds of subsidy system for personal interests/welfare.
ii) The Execution of Special Business Type Working Hour System is adopted for a full-time research scientist by the labor-management agreement with a worker representative.

6. Method of application :
(1) Required documents
a. One copy of research proposal including the research program which you desire to participate in (A4 size, 1 page).
b. References (recommendations) written by two senior research scientists.
The references should be sent directly from them to Research Promotion Office, Frontier Research Center for Global Change (see below).

Applicant's name should be written on the envelope.

c. One copy of a resume. (with your email address for contact)

d. One copy of publication list including thesis titles. Please separate those with referred journals from other publications. Please include a technical reports list when applying for a Technical Scientist.

e. One copy of a list for competitive funds from some kind of research institution in JAPAN. (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, any funded research from Japan Science and Technology Agency, etc)

(2) Submission
Documents for the application should be sent by post before the deadline. *We accept only by post.

(3) Address
Frontier Research Center for Global Change FRCGC in charge of Human Resource Mr. Okayama,/ CVRP Dr. Miyazawa
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa
Yokohama 236-0001 Japan
TEL: 81-45-778-5672
FAX: 81-45-778-5497

Closing date for application:
August 29th, 2008 (must be postmarked by the closing date)

Selection and employment :
1) Screening of application materials and interviews will be conducted.
2) Interviews will be conducted in Japanese or English.
3) The position we offer is likely to change from the one you applied based upon the agreement between successful candidates and us.

7. Screening :
1) Incomplete applications may not be accepted.
2) Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. The personal information we get through this recruitment is to be used only for our screening and our procedures accompanying. We deal with it safely and properly based on the personal information protection law. After our screening and procedures, we shred documents.
3) A health certificate should be submitted when the employment is informally decided.
4) A letter should be submitted if the applicant withdraws. 

13. Notes
1) If you have further inquiries, please refer to Frontier Research Promotion Office.
2) Related information is available on the following home page URL: (JAMSTEC)
3) JAMSTEC became "Independent Administrative Institution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology"in April 2004.