Principal Scientist or Principal Technical Scientist at IACE


Arctic Ocean and Climate System Research Unit, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a permanent employee position as a Principal Scientist or Principal Technical Scientist. The successful applicant will be engaged in the medium-term plan.

Research Description

The Arctic Ocean and Climate System Research Unit, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE), conducts research that examines environmental changes in the Arctic Ocean, which are mainly caused by the rapid, drastic reduction in sea ice, and their impact on climate and ecosystems, by making observations in the Arctic Ocean, analyzing data, conducting numerical modeling, and using other scientific methods. Based on the results of this research, the research unit contributes to knowledge on several issues regarding the Arctic from a scientific perspective.

We are recruiting a Principal Scientist or Principal Research Scientist to conduct proactive Arctic Ocean research, with a view to understanding on-going environmental changes and their impact on climate and ecosystems.

Job Specification

  • The successful applicant will lead research and development on the Arctic Ocean at JAMSTEC, mainly from an observational perspective, and conduct comprehensive research activities to increase our understanding of environmental changes in the Arctic Ocean, which are mainly caused by the rapid, drastic reduction in sea ice, and their impact on climate and ecosystems, and publish the results.
  • The successful applicant should promote international collaboration for Arctic Ocean research and lead international activities involving Arctic Ocean observations.
  • The successful applicant should undertake the required proactive activities to contribute to national and international initiatives affecting the Arctic, such as participating in meetings/symposiums involving the working group of the Arctic Council, within an international scientific framework.
  • The successful applicant will be able to conduct any form of Arctic Ocean research at JAMSTEC at his/her own initiative.
  • The successful applicant should show leadership in promoting collaborative Arctic Ocean research with various scientists within an international framework.

Relevant Research Fields: Polar oceanography, physical oceanography 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/iace_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, IACE" (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.