Scientist or Technical Scientist at IACE, JAMSTEC

Employer
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Location
JAMSTEC, HQ; Yokosuka city, Kanagawa, Japan
Salary
Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) e.g. JPY 6,000,000
Posted
December 25 2017
Ref
Scientist or Technical Scientist at IACE, JAMSTEC
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Govt.

Scientist or Technical Scientist at IACE, JAMSTEC

We are soliciting applications for Scientist or Technical Scientist who will take part in the medium-term plan and to engage in the following research and development activities.

Research description
Research and development toward understanding changes in the Arctic Ocean and sea-ice environments, and their impact on budgets and transfer of components including heat, fresh water, and matter within the Arctic Ocean and the global climate system.

We welcome applicants whose experience includes fields beyond Arctic Ocean research. Applicants are not required to have prior knowledge of Arctic Ocean research topics; however, they are expected to understand the basics of sea ice and physical oceanography.

Relevant research fields
Physical oceanography, polar oceanography, and natural science fields related to oceanography or Earth sciences.

Job Type

Scientist: To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist should be able to perform world-leading research as an independent scientist and share the results through scientific publications.

Technical Scientist: 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 position (Scientist or Technical Scientist) will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws

Requirements

Scientist: The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a scientist in a closely related research field.

Technical Scientist: The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a technical scientist in a closely related research field.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.

[Working Conditions and Contract Period]

(1) Number of positions: 1 position for a Scientist or Technical Scientist

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

(3) Working Hours: Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period: June 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023.

*Appointment date is negotiable.

*1 contract period is a maximum of 5 fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed.

*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, 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 could 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 65 if the employee is rehired after his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Division.

Salary

Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)

e.g. JPY 6,000,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, with consideration of the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.

*There are no bonus and retirement allowance.

Please visit our website for more details regarding this recruitment;

http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/iace_20180302.html

 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

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