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Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as Research Technician (II). (AKJ22-015)
Recruiting Department Marine Environmental Impact Assessment Research Group (M-EIA), Marine Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment Research Center (BioEnv), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Job Description The Marine Environmental Impact Assessment Research Group (M-EIA) of the Marine Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment Research Center (BioEnv) (Director: Katsunori Fujikura) , at the Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) solicits applications for a Research Technician.

[Research Description]
The M-EIA of BioEnv at RIGC conducts research/development activities that seek to understand the mechanisms of marine ecosystems and changes in marine biodiversity in response to global climate change, and to assess the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems.
We are seeking a Research Technician who will be involved in the development and maintenance of basic geochemical facilities used to understand marine ecosystems and to watch trends in state-of-the-art geochemical analyses, to optimize our laboratories for our research purposes. The successful candidate should be skilled in facility maintenance and have scientific knowledge on the selection of suitable methods for each observation purpose, and be able to evaluate the performance of selected methods. The candidate will also be expected to build relationships with each researcher based on respect for their abilities and their imperative to pursue higher goals for the best science, technology, and engineering at JAMSTEC.

Each research technician is assigned some of the following responsibilities.
1) To develop and maintain basic geochemical facilities.
2) To study progress in state-of-the-art geochemical analyses.
3) To develop, maintain, and improve marine sampling tools and analyses.

[Related Research Fields]
Environment impact assessment, Oceanography, Geochemistry, Analytical chemistry, Seafloor sciences, Ecology, Marine engineering.

For more information on the research and development at M-EIA, BioEnv, RIGC, please visit the following sites;
Job Type [Job Title]
Research Technician:
Research Technician is expected to promote fundamental or comprehensive technological improvements related to research and development, maintain and upgrade these advanced technologies, and conduct research.

Research Technician (II):
Research Technician (II) is expected to contribute to the promotion of research and development by accumulating expertise in areas such as observation devices and analytical instruments, as an expert in the operation of basic technologies related to the organization’s research and development efforts.
Requirements Applicants must have completed a master degree in a closely related field of research or technology development, or possess equivalent development skills.

【Qualifications and experience etc.】
*Experience in research and development, including experience and skills in the operation of technologies such as mass spectrometry, chromatography, underwater instruments, and data analysis techniques.
*We welcome those who have interest and motivation in development work to solve marine and global environmental problems and those who have experience working at overseas research institutions.
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city,
Kanagawa, 237-0061, JAPAN
*Measures to prevent passive smoking: No smoking on the premises (smoking areas are available outside), no work in areas where smoking allowed.
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
1 position for a Research Technician (II)

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

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2027 after a contract renewal.
First contract period is from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2025.
*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful candidate.
*Effective date of employment is negotiable.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 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 if the employee is rehired after their retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Section.

Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 5,500,000~6,500,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive relocation allowances in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) Allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) Employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(4) JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) Housing lease service will be 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. Valid email and home address must be provided.
b) Resume of specialized work experience described details of career history, professional experiences and skills.

**Please submit the following documents voluntarily;
・Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles and competitive research funds awarded to the applicant
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Include DOI codes if available.
・Two (or fewer) representative publications

(2) Submission
Please apply via the following website:

*All files must be converted to PDF format.
*Since some of the notation is in Japanese on the website, please refer to the following input procedure when entering your information.
Application guide 

(3) Interview
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are expected basically.
Closing Date September 20, 2022 at 13:00 in Japan time
*Depending on the situation of applications, the closing date may be extended.
Contact Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5788
(Email: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails.
*For inquiries by Email, please include "BioEnv AKJ22-015" in the subject line.
Remarks (1) 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.
(2) Successful candidate should submit a certificate documenting their health upon appointment.
(3) Please kindly inform us in case of withdrawal of your application by Email.
(4) Above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(5) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.
Diversity and Inclusion In our quest to perform state-of-the-art research and develop scientific and technological innovations based on diverse values, JAMSTEC not only actively recruits women based on gender equality but also strives to create a work environment in which individuality is respected regardless of nationality, race, gender, self-recognition, age, or the presence or absence of disabilities.
In response to the diverse needs of our employees, we will also promote more flexible work styles and environments, including shorter working hours and opportunities for discretionary work.