Super-cutting-edge Grand and Advanced Research (SUGAR) Program (Director: Ken Takai), Institute for Extra-cutting-edge Science and Technology Avant-garde Research (X-star) Recruitment of an Engineer

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    Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    Biological sciences
    ChemistryApplied chemistry
    Environmental scienceEarth science
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    09/09/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Kanagawa
    See description

We are soliciting applications for an Engineer who will be involved in the research objectives described in mid-and long-term plan of JAMSTEC, particularly, the item of "Challenging and creative research and development based on flexible and independent mind and organization".

Please refer to our website for details about
SUGAR Program: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/sugar/e/
X-star: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/xstar/e/

[Research Description]
(1) Understanding environmental conditions and functions of the ocean during the origin and evolution of life on Earth,
(2) Exploration, understanding and application of 'dark matter living forms and functions' in deep and dark regions of the Earth,
(3) Physical and chemical processes of water-rock reactions in deep and dynamic zones at plate boundaries and crusts,
(4) Other important research objectives described in mid-and long-term plan of JAMSTEC.

The successful applicant will be involved in these research themes by contributing analytical and experimental techniques and fieldwork experiences such as:
(1) Techniques for general, fine and isotopic chemical analyses of environmental and experimental samples,
(2) Technique for meta-omics analyses of environmental and experimental samples,
(3) Other techniques as required.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Origin of life, Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Geology, Ecology, Microbiology, Paleontology, Analytical Chemistry

[Job Type]
Engineer: To contribute to the Agency, an Engineer is expected to manage, improve and advance the infrastructure. Establishment of technology based on a background of general technical knowledge such as information system, improvement of technical management functions is also inclusive.

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

[Work Place]
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa 237-0061 JAPAN


(1) Number of positions:
1 engineer position

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

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

(4) Contract Period
November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022
*One contract period is a maximum of three fiscal years. The contract period will be renewed but the total contract period is maximum five fiscal years (until March 31, 2024).
*Appointment date is negotiable.

Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY4,500,000~7,000,000

*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*There is no bonus and retirement allowance.

For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Division.

Additional comments

(1)Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
(2)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.
(3)The successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(4)Withdrawal of the application must be done by written notice.
(5)Above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(6)For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.

The Japanese government encourages the social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

EURAXESS offer ID: 428333
Posting organisation offer ID: D119070876


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