Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Japan Agency for Marine and Earth-Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is recruiting personnel for about five JAMSTEC Young Research Fellow (JYRF) positions.

Successful fellows are expected to independently conduct scientific work on research topics of their own choice or to become involved in research already being conducted at JAMSTEC. Research grants will be provided to successful fellows to facilitate the smooth start-up of their research at JAMSTEC (1,000,000 for the first fiscal year and 500,000 for the second and third years each). The successful fellow will also have access to the necessary facilities and equipment in JAMSTEC during the contract period. Each successful fellow will be assigned a mentor and a sub-mentor. They are responsible for providing advice on the successful fellow's research progress and support for the all aspects of research life.


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering field (including applicants expected to obtain a Ph.D. by the effective date of employment.)
*Specific dates regarding eligibility are below;

・ Applicants who have already been awarded a Ph.D. on or after August 1, 2018
・ Applicants who are expected to obtain a Ph.D. by September 30, 2024

Closing date: August 28, 2023 at 23:59 in Japan time

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Section, Human Resources Department of JAMSTEC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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