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contract researcher (Researcher status)in Earthquake and Tsunami Research Division
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
The research project "Large Earthquake Generation Process" conducts research to construct scenarios of the generation process of large earthquakes, based on large-scale numerical simulations that integrate
results from (1) laboratory experiments, (2) studies on stress accumulation process, and (3) source process analyses of large earthquakes in the Asian-Pacific region.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
As a member of research project "Large Earthquake Generation Process", the following duties should be conducted.
(1)Research on constitutive laws for earthquake ruptures and rupture propagation on earthquake faults using friction apparatuses.
(2) Research on earthquake generation process by analyzing experimental data.
(3) Research on large earthquake mechanism relating to the above researches.

[Address of work location and other information]
(NIED) 3-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, 305-0006, Japan.

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
contract researcher (Researcher status)

[Starting date]
October 1, 2019. (Negotiable)

Research field
Mathematical and physical sciences
Earth and planetary science
Civil engineering
Complex systems
Social/ Safety system science
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Ibaraki 

[Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.]
(1)Applicants are required to hold Ph.D. degrees (including who will be able to obtain it before arriving at the post) or to have the equivalent level of academic knowledge and to have enough ability and motivation in order to conduct the above researches.
(2) Applicants are required to have high knowledge of seismological field, geophysical field or geological field.


Salary: More than 504,700 yen per month.
*To be determined at the time of employment based on internal regulations (annual salary system).
*Including fixed overtime allowance: 15 hours equivalent.
In the case of 504,700 yen per month, the fixed overtime allowance is 60,060 yen
*The overtime allowance beyond 15 hours per month will be paid separately.
Working hours: Flextime
Days off: Every Saturday and Sunday, National holidays, New Year's holidays
Social Insurance: Health insurance, Employees' pension insurance, Employment insurance, and Workers' accident compensation insurance

[Term of Employment]
The successful candidate will be employed from October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024. Term of employment may be extended each fiscal year, based on budget needs of work engaged in, and in line with performance. (The contract may be extended following expiry of the term.)
*A probationary period of two months.

Application period
2019/05/24 -  2019/07/31 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (Application documents/ Submission methods of Postal mail, e-mail, Web application (including description for using JREC-IN Portal "Web application" function) etc./ Where to send documents such as address, e-mail address, etc.)]

1. Curriculum vitae (format as per attachment 1)
2. Summary of main research (format as per attachment 2)
3. Achievements list (format as per attachment 3)
4. Statement of purpose for future research (format as per attachment 4)
5. Letter of recommendation (for self-recommendation, provide written opinion, any format acceptable)
6. As reference materials, main thesis/dissertation/articles (up to three, copies acceptable)
*Please download the designated required forms from our website.
*Please address the letter of recommendation to: President, NIED
*Application materials must be sent by registered mail (or equivalent) to the address below, indicating “application documents for researcher (Network Ctr. for Earthquake and Tsunami and Volcano) enclosed" in RED on the envelope.
*JREC-IN Portal Web application is available.
*All personal information submitted will only be used for selection procedures after which it will be destroyed in a responsible manner, except for the personal information of the successful candidate.

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
Applications must arrive no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2019

[Interview Period]
In mid-August 2019. Interview will be given to prospective candidates.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important

Mr. Yosuke Tokushige

General Affairs Division, General Affairs Department
National Research and Development Agency, National Research Institute
for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)
3-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, 305-0006, Japan.
TEL: +81-29-863-7718
FAX: +81-29-851-3246

[Researcher in Charge]
Earthquake and Tsunami Research Division
TEL: +81-29-863-7625
FAX: +81-29-863-7610

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