Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral (R-CCS-P1906)(Computational Disaster Mitigation and Reduction Research Team)

    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
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    24/03/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hyogo
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Computational Disaster Mitigation and Reduction Research Team
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
(Team Leader: Satoru Oishi)

[Research field]
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), led by Center Director Satoshi Matsuoka, is an international research center in high performance computing and computational science in Japan. Our objectives are to investigate “the Science of (high performance) computing, by computing, and for computing", to research and develop our technologies (R-CCS technology) and software (R-CCS software), which we consider our core competence, in order to produce world-leading scientific and engineering results for use in Japan as well as globally.

Also, R-CCS started operating Japan's national flagship supercomputer, the K computer, as a shared national facility to support a wide range of research activities in 2011. Following K's success, development work on its successor, Supercomputer Fugaku, was launched in April 2014.

Computational disaster mitigation and reduction research team is aimed at advancing large-scale numerical simulations of extreme climate phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, heavy rainfall, river disasters and landslides, and their combined disasters targeting Kobe City and other urban areas in Hyogo Prefectures.

Besides the development of a sophisticated urban structure model and the development of new numerical codes, the team seeks to be a bridge between Science and Local Government for disaster mitigation and reduction.

For details about "Computational Disaster Mitigation and Reduction Research Team | RIKEN Center for Computational Science", please refer to the above "Job posting URL".

[Job title and job descriptions]
Job title:
Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher: a few positions

Job description:
Applicants will be required to engage in one of the following two projects, which enable you to take advantage of your previous experience.

・Simulation research on earthquake, tsunamis, heavy rain, landslide disaster, river flood disaster using supercomputers.
・Research on digital transformation related to infrastructure such as the automatic implementation of urban structure models for the simulation.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
7-1-26, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, JAPAN

[Start of employment]
As soon as possible (Negotiable)

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1.One-year fixed-term employment contract, the contract period is from the date of hire to the end of March 2021.
2.The employee's cumulative period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 10 years from the initial date of hire (or 10 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date).
*The term of the project may be extended up to the end of March 2025 according to the result of intermediate evaluation of the project.

In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied.
Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).
This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes.
Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
No smoking on site (designated smoking areas available).

These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

RIKEN is promoting a Gender Equality Program by taking various measures to create a workplace where both men and women are able to give full rein to their talents and abilities. When applicants are judged to be equally qualified on the basis of fair and impartial criteria, women applicants will be given preference.

Also, eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003, and eligible applying for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

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