Thread: Researcher in Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics(IMG)

Started: 2021-02-22 07:14:32
Last activity: 2021-02-22 07:14:32
Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Open Until: 2021-04-08

Job Description
The Marine Geology and Geophysics Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR) (Director: Shuichi Kodaira), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a Scientist position.

Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) conducts marine geological and geophysical research with the aim of improving the current understanding of seismogenic zones, with a focus on the source regions for large earthquakes and tsunamis.

The successful applicant is expected to study the earthquake and tsunami records in these regions using state-of-the-art equipment and research vessels provided by JAMSTEC, and analyzing samples and data obtained through these research campaigns.

Details of the research at Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) can be found at

[Relevant Research Fields]
Geology, Geophysics, Seismology, Earth material science

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 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 June 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026

*Effective date of employment is negotiable. However, it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
*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 6,000,000~7,000,000

*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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