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Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a Research Assistant. (AKR22-032)
Recruiting Department Atmospheric Observation Technology Development Group, Center for Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Research (CCOAR), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Job Description The Atmospheric Observation Technology Development Group, Center for Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Research (CCOAR)(Director: Kunio Yoneyama), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for one position as Research Assistant who will participate in a medium- to long-term research plan.

The successful candidate will support research into the development of an atmospheric observing system under the direction of researchers.

(1) Maintenance of the computation environment for the atmospheric model (e.g., WRF) and job execution management
(2) Maintenance of the computation environment for the real-time estimation system of GNSS and job execution management
(3) Writing of scripts using languages such as Python and performing meteorological or mathematical analyses
(4) Other work necessary to performing the relevant research

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Meteorology, Mathematical science, Software development

Job Type Research Assistant (Class 4):
To support the research conducted during the program, the Research Assistant is expected to participate in work requiring greater applied high-level knowledge and skills. The successful candidate will also be expected to propose specific measures contributing to the mid-term goals of the department.
Requirements Applicants must have a master's degree in a related field or equivalent levels of expertise.

Applicants should have abilities/skills and knowledge consistent with the following experiences:
(1) Experience programming with Python, Julia, Fortran, etc., on Linux systems
(2) Experience in reading and writing spatiotemporal data (e.g., satellite data, meteorological data) and observational data quality control
(3) Experience with weather models or GNSS precision positioning analysis is a plus

Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES),
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city,
Kanagawa, 236-0001, 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 Assistant

(2) Type of contract:
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
9:00-17:30 (Lunch hours 12:15-13:00)

(4) Contract Period:
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2026 after two contract renewals.
*First contract period is from May 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

*The successful candidate who can start earlier than the above start date is welcome.
*Effective date of employment is negotiable.
*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful candidate.
*Contract period might change due to status of the medium- to long-term research plan.
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.

Salary Hourly pay rate JPY 2,750
*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*There is no bonus and retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Allowance for commuting expenses will be provided in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) Social insurance (Health insurance, Employee's pension insurance, Corporate pension fund, Employment insurance and Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance) will be provided, depending on the working conditions and contract period.
(3) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(4) Housing lease service is not available.
(5) 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 document
a) CV. Valid email and home address must be provided.
b) Resume of your professional experiences.

(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 screened on an ad hoc basis, and those who pass the screening will be interviewed.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are expected basically.

Closing Date March 31, 2023 at 23:59 in Japan time
*The recruitment will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is selected.
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 "CCOAR AKR22-032" 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.
(6) If JAMSTEC employees apply for this position, please contact HRS to check their terms of employment.
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.