Thread: Tenure-Track of Tenured Researcher

Started: 2020-03-31 08:12:33
Last activity: 2020-03-31 08:12:33
Takahiko Uchide
2020-03-31 08:12:33
Institution: Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
Open Until: 2020-05-11

Dear all,

Number of positions for researchers at Geological Survey of Japan, AIST are now open.
One of those is a tenure-track (Type A) or tenured (Type B) researcher position for "Study of Earthquake Dynamics by Numerical Simulations."
We seek a researcher who has advanced experience with, and a proven track record in, numerical simulations of earthquake generation. The applicant is expected to construct models to assess dynamic rupture propagation of inland earthquakes, based on fault rock properties and stress and strain fields inferred from geological and geophysical observations including from laboratory experiments.

Type A is a research scientist position on tenure track contract of 5 years (the period of term may be shortened to 4 or 3 years, commensurate with a candidate's career) while Type B is a tenured position normally offered to candidates who have higher achievements and proven management skills. Which position to be offered will be determined in the course of the selection process. A doctoral degree is required at the time of application/hire, or applicants with equivalent proven skills are also welcome.
A tenure-track research scientist is entitled to receive a "tenure review" that will be carried out about 18 months before the tenure expires. S/he will be reviewed over her/his performance and contributions to AIST missions, and performance in her/his term. In the last 5 years, more than a lot of tenure-track research scientists have been qualified.
Monthly base salary will be commensurate with candidates' academic carrier and professional experiences, ranging from JPY 276,100 (before tax). Work responsibility allowance, overtime allowance, commuting allowance, housing allowance and family allowance will be also paid. Annual salary paid to a researcher aged 28 joining AIST after Ph.D. is estimated to be JPY 5,000,000 including bonus (before tax).  

The deadline for the application is 5pm on May 11, 2020 (Japan Standard Time=UTC+9).
The application procedure is shown at

We have more open positions at Geological Survey of Japan:
[Type A /Type B (Tenure-track position /Tenured position)]
IEVG-1 Experimental, Petrological and/or Geochemical Research on Magmatic Processes and Systems
IEVG-2 Study of Earthquake Dynamics by Numerical Simulations
IEVG-3 Far-Field Groundwater Flow and Long-Term Transition Modeling based on Geological and Hydrological Events.
GEORESENV-1 Research and Development for Decent Utilization of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
GEORESENV-2 Research on Geo-enviromental Risk Assessment and Remediation Technology
GEORESENV-3 Research on Environmental Dynamics and Sustainable Remediation of pollutants in Geo-enviroment .
GEORESENV-4 Research on Monitoring Techniques for Safety Assessment of CCUS (Carbon dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage)
IGG-1 Research on Sedimentology and Sedimentological Mapping in Offshore Area around Japan
IGG-2 Research on Geophysical Exploration and Geological Structures in Offshore Area
IGG-3 Geological Research and Mapping of Late Cenozoic sedimentary basin of Japanese Islands

[Type D (Non tenure-track position based on performance-based pay)]
IEVG-4 Research on Magmatic Volatiles and Hydrothermal Fluids that lead to Volcanic Processes
IGG-4 Research on Coastal Geology

See the detail at

Please feel free to ask us questions on these job opportunities.

Taka Uchide
Takahiko UCHIDE, Dr.
Seismotectonics Research Group,
Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology,
Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ),
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Postal Address:
1-1-1 Higashi, AIST Central 7,
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8567 JAPAN

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