Research On The Development And Use Of Climate Scenarios

Universities and Institutes of Japan
March 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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15 Feb 2024

Job Information


National Institute for Environmental Studies

Research Field






Agricultural sciences

Environmental science


Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)



Application Deadline

31 Mar 2024 - 23:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract


Job Status

Not Applicable

Hours Per Week

See description

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Background of the recruitment and description of the project Background of the recruitment and description of the project The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) is a National Research and Development Agency and the only national institute in Japan conducting a broad range of interdisciplinary, integrated environmental research. Since its establishment in 1974, NIES has played the pivotal role in solving various environmental issues. https: // www.

Work content and job description We are looking for a Research Associate or Junior Research Associate to conduct research on either (i) the development of climate scenarios using regional reanalysis data; or (ii) the prediction of weather that cause damage to fruit trees. The successful candidate will work on specific research tasks as below. (i)To develop and improve past and future climate scenarios using regional reanalysis data which will be developed by the Climate change actions with CO- relation powered by Regional weather information and E-technology (ClimCORE). Using regional reanalysis, the successful candidate will work on two or all tasks from a-c: a. data analysis; b. numerical simulation using regional climate models; and c. impact assessment, for weather events that have had significant societal impacts in the past. The research results and findings will be disseminated to the society including the local climate change adaptation centers. (ii)To analyze the characteristics of the background and regionality of past cases that caused damage to fruit trees from a meteorological or biometeorological perspective, and to investigate the expected future trends in frost occurrence. The analysis will be based on various dataset including the regional reanalysis data and the large ensemble dataset. Depending on the interests and skills of the successful candidate, the research will also expand to various sensitivity experiments using numerical regional climate models, the generation of forecast information for the frost using numerical forecast data, and research into extreme weather phenomena other than frost damage.

Applicants should have relevant knowledge of meteorology, physics, agronomy, statistics, etc., and be highly motivated, interested and proactive in carrying out model simulations. They should also be willing to write regular papers based on their research findings.

Assigned department Existing departments

Work location Address 305-8506 Ibaraki 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Hiring date:2024-04-01 00:00:00 Starting date:2024-04-01 00:00:00 Job content supplemental explanation:The position will start as soon as possible after April 1, 2024.

Requirements Additional Information


Compensation Annual salary:4 million yen Wages description:Determined by proven professional experience after Ph.D. based on NIES' regulations Working hours:08:30-17:15 Break time:12:00-13:00 Holidays :Weekends, National holidays, New Year holidays (12/29-1/3), and 2 days per week Overtime and other explanations: Research Associate:Researchers work under exempt working hours which considers them to have worked 8 hours and 15 minutes a day between the hours from 5:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Junior Research Associate:Full-time (7 hours and 45 minutes per day) Employment type:Contract employee Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:This is a contract position that, in principle, terminates at the end of the fiscal year (March 31, 2025). However, depending on the status of the research plan and performance evaluations, it may be possible for the Contract Employee to renew their yearly contract, although in principle, it cannot be extended exceeding five years of service. Probationary period:Probationary period present Probationary period description:6 months

Various systems Bonus:In accordance with NIES regulations (Junior Research Associate) Transportation expenses:In accordance with NIES regulations

Insurance Employees' Health Insurance:available Employees' Pension Insurance:available Worker's accident insurance:available Employment insurance:available

Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace No smoking inside the buildings

Supplementary explanation of compensation Research Associates and Junior Research Associates are treated as Contract Employees. Rank (Working Hours): Research AssociateExempt Working Hours (Weekdays) Junior Research AssociateFull-time (7 hours and 45 minutes per day) The employee may be requested to work overtime and/or on holiday if necessary. Compensation will be decided for payment based on the Regulations Regarding Remuneration for Contract employees at NIES. Basic remuneration for Research Associate: 4,776,000 ~ yen per annum. Basic remuneration for Junior Research Associate: 13,470 ~ yen per day. Probationary Period: 6 months For other matters pertaining to this employment please ensure to refer to the Rules of Employment for Contract Employees at NIES and related regulations.

Additional comments


This vacancy announcement falls under the subject matter of Article 15 Clause 2 of the Act on Activation of the Creation of Science and Technology Innovation.

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