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Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Postdoctoral Researcher. (AGP22-033)
Recruiting Department Ocean Data Synthesis Research Group, Global Ocean Observation Research Center (GOORC), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Job Description The Ocean Data Synthesis Research Group, Global Ocean Observation Research Center (GOORC), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC), is soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position to work on a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research project entitled, “Inverse estimation of ocean material exchange between the Pacific basin and surrounding coastal regions (FY2022~FY2026, PI: Shinya Kouketsu)”.

[Research Description]
In cooperation with the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research project “Macrocoastal oceanography” (https://macrocoast.jp/), the successful candidate will contribute to the development of a data assimilation system, to model the mechanisms of seawater transport between coastal regions and open oceans, and analyze the reanalysis dataset produced by the assimilation system, as well as observation datasets, and simulations by Earth system models.
The successful candidate will lead data assimilation experiments to clarify the influence of coastal waters on open ocean environments and evaluate the roles of exchanges between coastal and open ocean waters in global-scale ocean carbon and nutrient cycles. The results will be presented at conferences and published in scientific journals.

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

[Relevant Research Fields]
Data assimilation, numerical ocean and climate simulations, oceanography, and other related fields.
Job Type Postdoctoral Researcher: To contribute to the projects, a Postdoctoral Researcher should be able to independently conduct the research subjects which are authorized by the Projects under direction of a leader, and to be appointed to improve their research qualities.

Requirements Applicants are required to have obtained or expect to obtain a Ph.D. in a related field by the effective date of employment. Applicants are required to commence employment no later than 5 years after the last day of the fiscal year in which they obtain their Ph.D. (i.e., only applicants who obtained their Ph.D. after April 2017 are eligible).

[Qualifications and Experience]
The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in physical oceanography and the ocean carbon cycle, as well as numerical simulations of ocean or climate systems.

The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in oceanography research and to be proficient in using FORTRAN, various shell languages in UNIX/Linux systems, and visualization software to develop and operate the data assimilation system using supercomputing systems such as the Earth Simulator.
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 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, 2026 after two contract renewals.
*First contract period is from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.
*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 budget constraints of the projects.
*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. 
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.
        
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
JPY 4,400,000-5,250,000
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the candidate.
*There is no raise.
*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful candidate 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

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

(2) Submission
Please apply via the following website:
https://recruit.jobcan.jp/jamstec/entry/new/1418601

*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 and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are expected basically.
Closing Date February 9, 2023 at 23:59 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 "GOORC AGP22-033" 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 you are applying through a Japanese website, submission should be made online (except the letters of recommendation); If you are applying through the English website, "Work with Us", submission should be made as an attachment to the Email.
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.