2009 Announcement of Research Scientist Position for Recruitment at Global Change Projection Research Program

Recruitment for Research Scientist for Global Change Projection Research Program (GCPRP) in the Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will be as follows. Please see our homepage: for details about the Research Institute for Global Change.

Please mind that following information is run as a reference. Applications for those positions have been closed.

1. Global Change Projection Research Program

This program investigates the projection of global change by developing an integrated earth system model that includes explicit representations of biogeochemistry such as atmosphere-ocean-land carbon-cycle feedback and atmospheric chemistry-aerosol interaction. The model is further improved by evaluating its performance based on observational data. This program also studies climate change and variation mechanisms through paleoclimate simulations and analyses of observed and simulated data sets in order to clarify how the global change, especially the global warming, will proceed in the climate system which is naturally fluctuating in various space and time scales even if external forcings were not changed.

With this announcement, we are looking for a research scientist.

2. Qualification for application

1) Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geophysics or closely related field. A candidate is to work in the field of R&D, such as development of numerical models, arrangement of data. Must have experiences in climate modeling and numerical experiments by using climate models. Successful candidate will be hired as a technical scientist.

2) Any nationality, any sex, and any age could be applied. JAMSTEC has the principle of equality of men and women as it relates to the recruitment of all staff.

3. Work Place

Research Institute for Global Change,
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa
Yokohama 236-0001 Japan

4. Contract Period

Period of employment is from July 1, 2009, to March 31, 2010. Employment contract is renewable every fiscal year depending on the progress of research. (Maximum of three fiscal years)

5. Treatment

(1) Annual salary will be 6,000,000~7,000,000.
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) 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 Human Resources, Research Support Division I, Research Support Dept. Applicant's name should be written on the envelope.

c. One copy of a resume. (attache 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
Human Resources, Research Support Division I
Research Support Department
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa
Yokohama 236-0001 Japan
TEL: 81-45-778-5672
FAX: 81-45-778-5497

7. Closing date for application

May 15, 2009 (The application documents must arrive at the Research Support Division I office by this 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 Research Support Division I 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:
*JAMSTEC is an organization granted for KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research)