Job Opening

Researcher, Researcher (II) or Postdoctoral Researcher at Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecastin

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

Posted: 10/21/2022

Open Until: 12/19/2022

Recruiting Department
Earthquake Forecasting Research Group, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)

Job Description
The Earthquake Forecasting Research Group, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT; Director: Takane Hori), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), is recruiting a Researcher, Researcher (II), or Postdoctoral Researcher to engage in the following research project.

[Research Description]
The Earthquake Prediction Research Group is engaged in the research and development of a three-dimensional seismogenic zone subsurface structure model to be applied in simulations of earthquake generation, seismic wave propagation, and tsunami generation, as well as data analyses associated with crustal activity and the prediction of interplate locking/slipping states using data assimilation methods.

This position is open to individuals who will be responsible for developing challenging and original research themes as follows:
(1) Development of an earthquake prediction system for seismogenic zones around the Japanese Islands, data assimilation using seismic and crustal deformation data acquired by terrestrial and seafloor observations, and the prediction of interplate locking/slipping states. Analysis methods for the implementation of this system will require development and improvement.
(2) Development of a forecasting method that takes into account subsurface structure uncertainties, and analyses to facilitate the dissemination of forecasting results including these uncertainties.
(3) Accumulation of new knowledge on the physics of earthquake occurrence and seismic activity, and promotion of joint research based on advanced research methods through collaboration with other researchers in the fields of mathematical information and computational science within and outside JAMSTEC.

Detailed descriptions of the research conducted at FEAT, IMG, are available online at
https://www.jamstec.go.jp/feat/e/

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

[Relevant Research Fields]
Solid earth and planetary physics such as seismology and geodesy, mathematical and information sciences, and their related fields

Work Place
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES),
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city,
Kanagawa, 236-0001, 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 Researcher, Researcher (II) or Postdoctoral Researcher

(2) Type of contract:
Researcher/Researcher (II): Tenure-track fixed-term employee
Postdoctoral Researcher: Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
*Effective date of employment is negotiable.

Researcher/Researcher (II):
Period of employment is from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028
*One contract period is a maximum of five fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed.
*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.
*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 their retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Section.

Postdoctoral Researcher:
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.
*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful candidate.
*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)
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the candidate.
*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.

Researcher/Researcher (II):
e.g., JPY 6,000,000~7,500,000

Postdoctoral Researcher:
JPY 4,400,000~5,250,000
*There is no raise.

For further information, please visit the following site:
https://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/work_with_us/jobs/details/feat20221219/

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