Job Opening

Senior Researcher or Researcher in Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics

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

Posted: 06/13/2022

Open Until: 10/31/2022

Recruiting Department
Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)

Job Description
The Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC; Director: Shigeaki Ono), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), is recruiting a Senior Researcher or Researcher (Ⅱ) to engage in the following research project.

Submarine volcanology involves pioneering research due to the limited opportunities for submarine volcano observation compared to land volcanoes. We are currently seeking a researcher with an interest in submarine volcanoes, particularly those who can offer cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovative approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to develop skills continually that can be applied to volcanic research.

[Research Description]
(1) Research on marine volcanoes through the application of volcanology, geophysics, geology, geochemistry, computer science, and other methods.
(2) Active development of methods required for (1).
(3) Construction of a new marine volcanology through cross-disciplinary perspectives and active promotion of collaborative research.

Details of the research conducted at VERC, IMG, is available online at:

*Group assignment will be determined at the time of appointment.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Volcanology, Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry, Computer Sciences, etc.

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

Working Conditions & Contract Period
(1) Number of positions:
1 position for a Senior Researcher or Researcher (Ⅱ)

(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, 2023 to March 31, 2028

*Effective date of employment is negotiable.
*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 his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Section.

Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 6,000,000~8,000,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.

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