A Postdoctoral Researcher Position at Atmospheric Composition Research Program
In the Frontier Research Center for Global Change (FRCGC), Atmospheric Composition Research Program (ACRP) the additional recruitment will be as follows.
Please see our homepage: for details about FRCGC, ACRP.
Please mind that following information is run as a reference. Applications for those positions have been closed.

1. Atmospheric Composition Research Program
This program is conducting modeling and observational research on the variability of atmospheric composition including both long-lived greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, and short-lived atmospheric constituents such as ozone, aerosols, and their precursors, that cause climate and air quality change directly or indirectly. In this recruitment, we call for a postdoctoral research fellow who are motivated in chemical transport modeling study in this field.

2. Qualification for application
We call for a scientist who have fundamental knowledge or research experience on atmospheric chemistry, hold PhD or expect to get it, and have experience or interest in global or regional scale chemical transport modeling. The research theme will be mainly on spatio-temporal variability of short-lived atmospheric component or chemistry-climate interaction.

Number of recruitment: one

1) A person who has a Ph.D. in related fields or who is expected to complete the degree by the date of employment. We also welcome applicants who have the equivalent research experiences.

2) 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. Workplace
Frontier Research Center for Global Change,
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku,
Yokohama 236-0001 Japan

4. Contract period
Period of employment is from November 4th 2008 to March 31 2009. Employment contract is renewable every fiscal year depending on the progress of research. Maximum of fiscal three years.

5. Treatment
(1) Annual salary will be 5,256,000 yen/year.
Payment will be decided according to the JAMSTEC regulations.
(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) No housing allowance.
(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
Applicant's name should be written on the envelope.

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

d. One copy of publication list including thesis titles.
Please separate those with referred journals from other publications.

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 Promotion Office, Human Resources
Postdoctoral Position (ACRP)
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama 236-0001 Japan
TEL: 81-45-778-5672
FAX: 81-45-778-5497

7. Closing date for application
15th, August, 2008 (must be postmarked by the closing date)

8. Selection and employment
1) Screening of application materials and interviews will be conducted.
2) Interviews will be conducted in Japanese or English.

9. 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.

10. Notes
If you have further inquiries, please refer to Frontier Research Promotion Office, Human Resources
(e-mail: koubo-frcgc@jamstec.go.jp) See above mentioned (3) in "Method of application".
Related information is available on the following home page URL:
http://www.jamstec.go.jp (JAMSTEC)
*JAMSTEC is an organization granted for KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research)