Job Opening

JAMSTEC Young Research Fellow 2022

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Posted: 06/23/2021

Open Until: 08/16/2021

Job Description
Successful applicants are expected to conduct scientific work independently on research topics of their own choice or to become involved in research already being conducted at JAMSTEC.
Research grants will be provided to successful applicants to facilitate the smooth start-up of their research at JAMSTEC (¥1,000,000 for the first fiscal year and ¥500,000 for each of the second and third years). The successful applicant will also have access to the necessary facilities and equipment in JAMSTEC during the contract period.
Each successful applicant will be assigned a mentor and a sub-mentor.
The mentor and the sub-mentor are responsible for providing advice on the successful applicant's research progress and support for the all aspects of research life.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Any natural science or engineering field.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering field (including applicants expected to obtain a Ph.D. by the effective date of employment.)
*Specific dates regarding eligibility are below;
・ Applicants who have already been awarded a Ph.D. on or after August 1, 2016
・ Applicants who are expected to obtain a Ph.D. by September 30, 2022

Work Place
Any of the following JAMSTEC research sites:
Yokosuka Headquarters,
Yokohama Institute of Earth Science,
Kochi Core Research Institute,
Mutsu Research Institute

Working Conditions & Contract Period
(1) Number of positions:
About five JYRF positions

(2) Type of contract:
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2025, three full calendar years after several contract renewals.
*First contract period is from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023, in principle.
*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.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, in the event of acquisition of childcare leave, acquisition of nursing care leave, or other special circumstances, the contract may be further renewed up to two years after the end of the contract period set forth.
*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.
*JYRF is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position. However, in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, when the researcher who has the JYRF experience applies for the selection examination for the permanent employee position, the years of experience as JYRF will be included in the qualification.

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.

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