Group Leader Position at the Ecosystem Change Research Program
Recruitment for Group Leader for Ecosystem Change Research Program (ECRP) in Frontier Research Center for Global Change (FRCGC) of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will be as follows. Please look at our website for details about ECRP in FRCGC, ECRP.
Please mind that following information is run as a reference. Applications for those positions have been closed.

1. Objectives of Ecosystem Change Research Program
The ECRP in FRCGC seeks an improved understanding of how ecosystems respond to global climate change and other environmental variations. The research emphasizes the spatial and temporal patterns of ecosystem structure and functioning, including biomass and net primary production, across a broad climatic gradient especially in the Asia-Pacific region. We invite applications for the position of Group Leader of Ecosystem Spatial Observation and Modeling Group.

2. Qualification
Candidates are expected to have doctor degree. Extensive knowledge, experience, and understandings in vegetation and climate studies by using remote sensing data are required for leading the group. Candidates are also expected to have experiences in data analyses for optical sensor and microwave radar of remote sensing satellites, and moreover, field works in relation to satellite remote sensing. FRCGC is an equal employment employer. We invite applications both female and male scientists.

3. Work place
Frontier Research Center for Global Change,
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
3173-25 Showa-machi,
Kanazawa-ku Yokohama 236-0001 Japan

4. Contract period

Contract period of the employment is from April 1, 2009 to March 31,2010 (1 year contract). This contract will be renewed every beginning of fiscal year until 5 years pass from the first contract. The other five years of the employment (1 year contract x 5 years) is renewable depending on the activity of the applicant.

5. Term of employment
(1) Annual salary: Yearly salary according to the JAMSTEC regulation.
(2) Traveling expenses will be provided according to the JAMSTEC regulations.
(3) JAMSTEC and employee will share the social insurance cost and employment insurance according to the current statutory proportion.
(4) Housing facility: Rental housing is available depending on the applicant´s income and family situation.
(5) Commutation allowance will be provided.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, and summer holidays. The year-end and the beginning of the year are also holidays. Employee will have additional 20 days for paid leaves in every year.
(7) Other:
i) There are various subsidy systems for personal interests/welfare.
ii) The discretionary labor system is adopted.

6. How to apply

(1) Required documents
Applicant´s name should be written on the envelope
a. Research plan in FRCGC (A4 size, 1 page)
b. A reference letters
The reference letters should be sent directly from him/her to Research Promotion Office, Frontier Research Center for Global Change (see below) by post.
c. Curriculum Vitae (with your email address for contact)
d. Publication list. Separate reviewed papers from other publications
e. A list of current research grants

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

(3) Address
FRCGC Promotion Office, Human Resources
Group Leader position in ECRP
Frontier Research Center for Global Change
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama 236-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-45-778-5672
FAX: +81-45-778-5497

October 20th,2008 (must be postmarked by the deadline date or the date before the deadline date)

7. Notice for applicant
1) Incomplete applications may be out of selection.
2) Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. The personal data are only used for recruiting activity. We deal it with safely and properly under the law of the personal data treatment. All application materials will be securely binned off after the recruiting activity.
3) Medical certificate shall be requested after informal appointment.
4) Notification shall be requested if applicant withdraws their appointment.

8. Notes
1) For further inquiries, please contact to Frontier Research Center for Global Change FRCGC in charge of personal affair: Mr. Okayama or Prof . Eitaro Wada 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku Yokohama 236-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-45-778-5672
FAX: +81-45-778-5497

2) Related information is available on the following home page URL: (FRCGC) (JAMSTEC)