Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is inviting applications from talented young researchers who have completed promising PhD theses to develop their scientific excellence. JAMSTEC announces call for applications for international postdoctoral fellowship programme.

About the programme:
  • Selected candidates are expected to conduct scientific work independently on research topics of their own proposing or to proceed with research at JAMSTEC.
  • Selected candidates 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.

Research areas: Natural science, Engineering, Oceanography, Earth Sciences and related

Requirements:

  • Applicants must hold or expected to hold PhD in a related field by the date of employment.
  • Applicant must not have obtained PhD degree more than five years ago. (Applicants, who earned a Ph.D. after April, 2013 will be eligible.)
  • Applications are open to candidates of any nationality and gender

Location:

Any of the following JAMSTEC research sites:

  • Yokosuka Headquarters,
  • Yokohama Institute of Earth Science,
  • Kochi Core Research Institute,
  • Mutsu Research Institute

Number of positions: 10-15

Remuneration: Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments) JPY 5,250,000

Application Procedure:

Required documents (in English):

  • A CV (1 copy). A valid email and home address must be provided.
  • Contact information for two references
  • A summary of your PhD Thesis (1 copy, 1 page).
  • A summary of your research (1 copy, 1 page).
  • Research plan at JAMSTEC (1 copy, up to 6 pages; you may use diagrams if necessary).
  • Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles (1 copy).
  • A list of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant (1 copy).
  • Two (or fewer) representative publications (1 copy).
  • A letter of recommendation from a senior research scientist (letter to be sent directly to JAMSTEC by POST or via e-mail)

Application Submission:

  • The required documents must be sent by POST or E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
  • If applicant is sending an application via e-mail, all files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB (details in the link below).
Quick Overview————-
Organization

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

Country Japan
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas

Sciences & Engineering

Fellowship amount JPY 5,250,000 (Varies as per current Institute regulations)
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline
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