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Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher (AGP21-003)

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Postdoctoral Researcher (AGP21-003)
Recruiting
Department
Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research Group (EGCR), Earth Surface System Research Center (ESS), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Job Description We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work primarily on the research project, SⅡ‐8 supported by the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of the Ministry of the Environment. The successful applicant will contribute to Sub-Theme 2-(2) "Top-down approach to understand global and regional GHG budgets (FY 2021-2023, P.I.: Prabir Patra)".

JAMSTEC research on GHGs and climate feedback uses cutting-edge Earth System Model and Atmospheric Transport Model to determine the impact of human activities on GHG dynamics in the land–ocean–atmosphere system. The main goals of this project are to estimate non-fossil fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes on the Earth surface using atmospheric CO2 data collected by remote sensing satellites, aircraft, and balloons, and at surface sites. A long-term goal of the project is to create a collaborative environment between the Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) centers and other participating institutions.

The successful applicant will engage in the following research and development activities:
(1) Advanced use of the Atmospheric Chemistry–Transport Model (ACTM) based on JAMSTEC's MIROC, as well as JAMSTEC’s atmospheric general circulation model for GHG (mainly CO2) simulation.
(2) Analysis of surface CO2 exchange and atmospheric transport, and use of satellite and in situ observations to investigate GHG cycling.
(3) Information exchange with the JAMSTEC Earth System Modelling group to improve our understanding of climate–biogeochemical cycle feedbacks in historical simulations.

We welcome self-motivated applicants who wish to be involved in cutting-edge research and development toward the elucidation of human impacts on GHG dynamics.

[Related research fields]
Environmental Science, Atmospheric Chemistry, Geophysics, Climate Science, Aerosol Science, Statistics, Biogeochemistry etc.
Job Type Postdoctoral Researcher: To contribute to the project, a Postdoctoral Researcher should be able to independently conduct the research subject which is authorized by the Project under direction of a leader, and to be appointed to improve his/her research qualities.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements Applicants are required to have been awarded or expect to have obtained a Ph.D. in a related field by the effective date of employment. In addition, for the post-doctoral position, no more than 5 years can have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the effective date of employment.(i.e., applicants who earned a Ph.D. after April 2016 are eligible.)
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokohama Institute of Earth Science,
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city(YES),
Kanagawa, 236-0001, JAPAN
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
1 position for a Postdoctoral Researcher

(2) Type of contract:
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2024 after 2 contract renewals.
*First contract period is from June 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
*Effective date is negotiable. However it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful applicant.
*Contract period and type might change due to budget constraints of the project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's 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.
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
JPY 5,250,000
*There is no raise.
*Bonuses 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 is not available.
(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
*Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed.

a) CV. Valid E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for one reference who is a senior research scientist; he/she should not be an employee or a Visiting Scientist of JAMSTEC.
The reference person will be required to submit a letter of recommendation for the selected applicant directly to JAMSTEC, by E-mail, after screening of documents.
b) Summary of your research (1 page)
c) Research plan for the project (1 page)
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles.
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Include DOI codes if available.
e) List of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant.
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) Two (or fewer) representative publications in PDF formats.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*All files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include "ESS GHG AGP21-003" in the subject line.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are expected basically due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
Closing Date May 10, 2021 at 13:00 in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)
Contact (application documents must be sent to this address) Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5788
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails.
*For inquiries by E-mail, please include "ESS GHG AGP21-003" 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 applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(3) Please kindly inform us in case of withdrawal of your application by E-mail.
(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.