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Postdoctral Positions/Solid Earth Geophysics, JAPAN
One or two postdoctoral positions (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for foreign
researchers) in Solid Earth Geophysics are available at selected
universities in Japan, including the Earthquake Research Institute, Ocean
Research Institute and Faculty of Science at University of Tokyo.
We seek candidates who are interested (either directly or indirectly) in
collaboration with our ongoing project to develop a geophysical network
(Ocean Hemisphere Network) of seismology, geoelectromagnetism and geodesy in
the western Pacific region in an attempt of unified understanding of the
solid Earth activity (Principal investigator: Professor Yoshio Fukao at the
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo).
Each candidate must hold a doctorate degree when this fellowship goes into
effect, which must have been received within six years prior to April 1,
1999. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 months. which could be
extended to 24 months upon mutual agreement. Each Fellowship must begin
within the 1999 Japanese fiscal year (between April 1, 1999 and March 31,
Each Fellow is provided with the following support:
1) A round-trip air ticket for the Fellow only
2) A monthly stipend of 270,000 Y (about $2,100)
3) A setting-in allowance of 200,000 Y
4) A monthly housing allowance not to exceed 100,000 Y
5) A monthly family allowance of 50,000 Y if accompanied by dependents
6) Accident and sickness insurance coverage for the Fellow only
In addition, application may also be made for the Monbusho's Grant-in-Aid
for JSPS Fellows of up to a maximum of 1,500,000 Y per year to cover
cooperative research expenses.
Those interested in applying should send:
1) your curriculum vitae
2) a research plan for your stay in Japan including your current research
3) publication list and
4) two or three names of professional references including their addresses
and e-mail addresses.
Send applications by airmail, fax or e-mail, before JUNE 30,
Ocean Hemisphere Project
Center of the Earthquake Research Institute,
University of Tokyo
E-mail: akiko at eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp