JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Programme

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is recruiting 4-5 young researchers for their International Postdoctoral Fellow Programme. Research grants will be provided to successful applicants to facilitate their research in JAMSTEC.

Aim of the Position:

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.

Job Description:

Successful applicants 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 International Postdoctoral Fellow, who will facilitate his/her research activities and evaluate research progress each year. 

Relevant research fields:

Any natural science or engineering field. Applicants without experience or background in Oceanography or Earth Sciences are welcomed. 

Application Requirements:

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, 2013 will be eligible.) Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 28 May 2018 (17 pm, Japan time)
* Applications are now accepted via email

For more information and application instructions, see the JAMSTEC website post