Scientist or Technical Scientist at ODS, JAMSTEC
Research and Development (R&D) Center for Ocean Drilling Science (ODS), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is soliciting applications for a full-time TENURE-TRACK position as Scientist or Technical Scientist. The successful applicant will be engaged in the third medium-term plan.
Details of the research at ODS can be found at
*Research and development on crustal dynamics and material circulation using information and samples derived from boreholes.
*Research and development on plate and magma generation and development.
*Research and development on the dynamics of Earth's interior using drilling science.
As members of ODS, the successful applicant will conduct research and development to create a new scientific field using information and samples derived from boreholes. ODS is pioneering research and development to establish the field of borehole informatics, a new scientific approach with the goal of understanding the dynamic nature of Earth phenomena by integrating various subsurface information.
[Related Research Fields]
Structural geology, geophysics, rock mechanics, geochemistry, information science, petrology, sedimentology, resource engineering, rock physics and other related fields.
To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist should be able to perform world-leading research independently and share the results through scientific publications.
To contribute to the Agency, a Technical Scientist is expected to take a leading role in research, technology development, and technology innovation.
*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
*At the time of hiring, the Job Type (Scientist or Technical Scientist) will be determined in accordance with the bylaws of JAMSTEC.
Scientist: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and a strong record in a closely related research field.
Technical Scientist: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and a strong record in a closely related research and development field.
*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
(1)Number of positions: 1 position as Scientist or Technical Scientist
(2)Type of contract: Tenure-track fixed-term employee
(3)Working Hours: Discretionary labor system
(4)Contract Period: Period of employment is from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023.
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of five fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed.
*In accordance with the bylaws of JAMSTEC, on reaching the age of 65 years 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 his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Division II.
Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g.,Scientist/Technical Scientist: JPY 6,000,000
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with the bylaws of JAMSTEC, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*There are no bonus or retirement allowance.
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The required documents must be sent by POST and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date. Documents in electronic format will NOT be accepted.
The Japanese government encourages social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC's principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.