Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Japan, JAMSTEC

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Japan, Hokkaido University

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Japan, JAMSTEC

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Japan

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) invites application for Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Japan from eligible and interested candidates

About- Research group is soliciting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher focusing on “Development of feed for eel larvae based on natural diet information (FY2016–2020, Principal Investigator: Shigeru Deguchi)” within already-funded research “Establishment of core technology to conserve marine biodiversity and ecosystems”. This is part of a larger project, “Development of innovative technologies for the next generation/Rapid deployment business” supported by Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (BRAIN), The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO). Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Japan

Research/Job Area- Polymer chemistry, Soft matter, Colloid/surface chemistry, Materials chemistry, Physical chemistry, Biophysics, Biomimetics, and other related fields

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


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 5 years can have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the date of employment.

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

Job/Position Description- The team at JAMSTEC will conduct basic materials research into the optimization of feed formulations for eel larvae, including the development of gel microparticles.

To contribute to the project, a Postdoctoral Researcher should be able to independently conduct the research subject which is authorized by the Project under direction of a leader, and to be appointed intend to improve his/her research qualities.

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

*There are no raise, bonus and retirement allowance.

Contract Period – June 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

*The contract period can be renewed but the total contract period is a maximum of 2 fiscal years (until March 31,2021) depending on the progress of the research. 

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year.
*The contract period mentioned above will change according to budget of this project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC’s bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.

How to Apply- 

Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed ( E-mail: [email protected] )

a) A CV (1 copy). A valid E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for one reference who is a senior research scientist; he/she should not be an employee or a Visiting Scientist of JAMSTEC.
The reference person will be required to submit a letter of recommendation for the selected applicant directly to JAMSTEC, either by POST or E-mail, after screening of documents.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, 1 page)
c) Your research plan for the project (1 copy, 1-2 pages. If possible, please include plans for research overseas and research internships).
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles (1 copy).
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications (1 copy).
e) A list of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant (1 copy).
*If you have not been awarded any, include “none” in the list.
f) 2 (or fewer) representative publications (1 copy).

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by POST or E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date. 
*Please write “FY2019 CeBN JUTAKU Postdoctoral Researcher” (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).
*If you send an application via E-mail, all files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include “Recruitment for FY2019 CeBN JUTAKU Postdoctoral Researcher” in the title.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
The successful applicant is expected to join us on June 1, 2019.
*Web-based online interviews by ZOOM are also available.

For Contact- (E-mail: [email protected])
*For inquiries by e-mail, please include “FY2019 CeBN JUTAKU Postdoctoral Researcher” in the title.

Last Date for Apply–  25
April 25, 2019 at 13:00 pm JST

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