Deep-Sea Bioresource Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience (CeBN), Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization (MRU) Recruitment of a Project Researcher (Ⅱ)


Job Description

JAMSTEC is recruiting a Project Researcher (Ⅱ), who will participate in the medium to long-term plan (FY2019-2025) and work on the “Deep Sea Bioresource Provision Project” (Project Leader: Shigeru Deguchi), which will promote the industrial use of deep sea bioresources through an open-innovation system.


Details of the research at the Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience (CeBN) and the project can be found at


http://www.jamstec.go.jp/cebn/bioresource/j/ (Japanese)


[Research Description]

CeBN has constructed a database that includes environmental genomics and environmental parameters from ocean observatories to reveal the genetic potential of marine microbes in biotechnology and basic environmental sciences. We invite applications for a Project Researcher (Ⅱ) position to lead the exploration of marine genetic resources and investigation of the ecological roles of microbial ecosystems, such as the impact of microbial functions on marine geochemical cycles, the relationship between the global ocean circulation and biogeography, and viral diversity, function, and evolution.


[Relevant Research Fields]

Bioinformatics, molecular biology, environmental microbiology



The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in a closely related field of research or technology development.


Work Place

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

Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-city,

Kanagawa, 237-0061, Japan


Working Conditions & Contract Period

(1) Number of positions:

1 position for Project Researcher (Ⅱ)


(2) Type of contract:

Fixed-term employee


(3) Working Hours:

Discretionary labor system


(4) Contract Period:

Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2026 after four contract renewals.

*Even if appointed on or after April 1, 2022, the contract period will be terminated on March 31, 2026.

*First contract period is from January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022.

*Effective date of employment is negotiable. However it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.

*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful applicant.

*Contract period might change due to budget constraints of the project.

*In accordance with JAMSTEC 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.



Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)

e.g., JPY 6,000,000~7,000,000


*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.

*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.


Closing Date

November 17, 2021 at 13:00 in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)



Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC

Email: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp

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*For inquiries by Email, please include "CeBN BGS21-001" in the subject line.


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