JAMSTEC Postdoctoral Fellow Programme (FY2018)

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is recruiting a total of 4 - 5 postdoctoral fellow positions.

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 to this programme 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 Postdoctoral Fellow, who will facilitate his/her research activities and evaluate research progress each year.
During the fellowship period, the administration section of JAMSTEC will provide support regarding personal issues (e.g., preparing immigration documents, finding an apartment, etc.).

Relevant research fields: any natural science or engineering field.

Deadline: 23rd May 2017

More information about this offer on JAMSTEC website: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/jinji_20170523.html