Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Updated: about 5 hours ago
Deadline: 23 May 2017

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

Posted: 04/04/2017

Open Until: 05/23/2017


Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Open Until: 2017-05-23

JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of 4 - 5 postdoctoral fellow positions. 

JAMSTEC wants to help talented young researchers who have completed promising Ph.D. theses to develop their scientific excellence. For this purpose, JAMSTEC has established an international postdoctoral fellowship programme. It is intended that research grants will be provided to successful applicants which will facilitate smooth start-up of his/her research in JAMSTEC (¥1,000,000 for the first fiscal year and ¥500,000 for each of the second and third years). The successful applicant will also have access to the necessary facilities and equipment at JAMSTEC during the contract period. 

Successful applicants to this programme are expected to conduct scientific work independently on research topics of their own proposing or to proceed with research at JAMSTEC. The successful applicant will also have access to the necessary facilities and equipment at JAMSTEC during the contract period.
A mentor will be designated to each JAMSTEC Postdoctoral Fellow, who will facilitate his/her research activities and evaluate research progress each year.
During the fellowship period, the administration section of JAMSTEC will provide support regarding personal issues (e.g., preparing immigration documents, finding an apartment, etc.). 

<Relevant Research Fields>
Any natural science or engineering field.
(We welcome applicants without experience or background in Oceanography or Earth Sciences.) 

Applicants are required to have been awarded or expect to have obtained a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of employment. In addition, no more than five years may have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the date of employment. (Applicants who earned a Ph.D. after April, 2012 will be eligible.)
*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply. 

Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) JPY 5,250,000
*There is no raise, bonus, or retirement allowance. 

For more details, please visit our website;
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/jinji_20170523.html


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