Department of Seamless Environmental Prediction Research

Principal Scientist or Principal Technical Scientist


Department of Seamless Environmental Prediction Research (DSEP), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a permanent employee position as a Principal Scientist or Principal Technical Scientist, who will participate in the medium-term plan.

Research Description

We invite applications for this position, which involves development of a global cloud resolving, atmosphere-ocean-coupled model that enables prediction of phenomena on various temporal and spatial scales, and research to improve the prediction accuracy of the model and attain scientific understanding of targeted phenomena. These include local phenomena, such as cloud systems that cause torrential rain, and global phenomena such as El Niņo that cause climate anomalies worldwide. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to perform research and development, on downscaling technology based on coarse resolution data from a large-scale model, to create detailed prediction information focusing on target areas.

Job Specification

  • To conduct scientific research of international importance in the field described above
  • To investigate future developments in research and technology, from perspectives not limited to the above field, to establish required structures, including those for capacity-building
  • To actively support and cooperate with relevant research communities, and contribute to decision-making for management of JAMSTEC based on their expertise

Relevant Research Fields: Meteorology, climatology, physical oceanography, computational science, etc.

Job Type

(The following description (1) and (2) provide position name and definition for the role for which we are currently recruiting.)

Scientist: To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist should be able to perform world-leading research independently and share the results through scientific publications.

(1) Principal Scientist: A Principal Scientist is expected to achieve world-leading research results as a research expert representing JAMSTEC, and to improve quality and efficiency of JAMSTEC's research results (Buildup of information and cultivation of human resources included). In addition, A Principal Scientist is also expected to support and cooperate with external affiliated organizations actively, and provide appropriate advice and recommendation over a decision-making on JAMSTEC's management that requires advanced expertise.

Technical Scientist: To contribute to the Agency, a Technical Scientist is expected to take a leading role in research, technology development, and technology innovation.

(2) Principal Technical Scientist: A Principal Technical Scientist is expected to achieve world-leading innovative research and technology development results as a research and development expert representing JAMSTEC, and to improve quality and efficiency of JAMSTEC's research and development results as well as technological achievements (Buildup of information and cultivation of human resources included). In addition, a Principal Technical Scientist is also expected to support and cooperate with external affiliated organizations actively, and provide appropriate advice and recommendation over a decision-making on JAMSTEC's management that requires advanced expertise.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency. *At the time of appointment, the Job Type (Principal Scientist or Principal Technical Scientist) will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws

Requirements

Principal Scientist: The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a principal scientist in a closely related research field.

Principal Technical Scientist: The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a principal technical scientist in a closely related research field.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.

Salary

Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) e.g., up to JPY 13,500,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant. *There is no bonus or retirement allowance.

Please visit the following site for more details; http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/dsep_20171215.html

The required documents must be sent by POST and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date. Documents in electronic format will NOT be accepted.

*Please write "PERSONNEL, Permanent employee, DSEP" (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).

The Japanese government encourages social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC's principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.

published: 27 October 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.