Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute for Research on Earth Evolution (IFREE)


A Position for Postdoctoral Researcher, who will join our research project “In-situ measurements of stress, elastic and hydrological properties at or near the seismogenic fault zone” of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, which is funded until March 2014. Applicant is expected to study on understanding the physical properties and state at/near seismogenic fault zones, as well as to design in-situ measurements. We expect the applicant to be expertized in the stress or elastic property analysis using well log data.


•Applicant is either (A) required to hold a Ph.D. degree within five years prior to the date of employment, or (B) expected to obtain a Ph.D. degree by the date of employment.

•No limitations on nationality, gender, or age apply. JAMSTEC has the principle of equality of men and women as it relates to the recruitment of all staff.

Work Place JAMSTEC Headquarters
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa,
237-0061 JAPAN

Employment System

•IFREE operates the following terminable employment system in order to carry out world-leading researches and to develop human resources based upon an appropriate and strict performance evaluation system.

Postdoctoral Researcher:One contract term is one Japanese fiscal year and the contract can be renewed twice. (The total contract term is three Japanese fiscal years.)•Apply discretionary working hour system and annual evaluation system of research results.

Salary •Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, taking academic career, research ability and research role in IFREE into consideration (annual salary system). Appointment level for positions will be determined by JAMSTEC after the interview based upon the discussion with the successful candidates.

e.g. Postdoctoral Researcher:

JPY 4,400,000-5,200,000year
•No bonus/retirement allowance provided.
•Allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.

Terms of Employment

1.Travel allowance will be provided in accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws.
2.The participant and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for insurance and labor insurance according to the current statutory proportion.
3.Housing lease service not available.
4.Holidays and vacations: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, year-end and beginning of the year are holidays. There are annual vacations with pay, special vacations, and leave of absence for care and maternity leave.
5.Other: There are various kinds of subsidies available for personal interests/welfare provided by JAMSTEC’s employees’ cooperative.

Application Procedure

•Required documents

1.One copy of the outline of researches/achievements to date, and the research proposal/future plan (1-2 sheets in A4 format). Please identify which Research Topic and Position (Postdoctoral Researcher) you are applying for in the document.
2.Reference (recommendation) letter written by a senior researcher, which should be sent directly to Research Support Dept. (address provided below) by POST. Applicant’s name should be written on the envelope.
3.One copy of the resume. (contactable e-mail address is essential)
4.One copy of publication list and one copy of five (or less) representative publications.


Required documents must be sent by POST and reach JAMSTEC before/on the closing date. Electronic format will NOT be accepted.


Research Support Dept., JAMSTEC

2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa,
237-0061 Japan
* Please write “PERSONNEL, IFREE Postdoctoral Researcher” (in red) on the front of the envelope.
Registered mail is recommended for confirming the receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).

*Candidates will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview currently scheduled in Aug. 2010. The successful candidates are expected to join us at Oct., 2010, but the appointment date is negotiable.

Closing date 6th, Aug., 2010 (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date)

Contact (application documents must send to this address) Hanako Ihara
Human Resources, Research Support Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-Cho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: 81-46-867-9415 FAX: 81-46-867-9372

Notes 1.Interviews will be conducted in Japanese or English.
2.Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
3.Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. The personal information we get through this recruitment is to be used only for our screening and our procedures accompanying. We deal with it safely and properly based on the personal information protection law.
4.Successful candidates should submit his/her health certificate upon appointment.
5.Withdrawal of application must be made by written notice.
6.Related information is available on the following web page

Please kindly mention when applying for this scholarship

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