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Research Specialists, Water-related Disaster Research Group, Japan
Number of Recruitment:
One
Employment period: 
Starting as soon as possible after 1st January 2015 until 31st March 2018
 (The contract is subject to renewal every fiscal year, and may be extended beyond the initial 
employment period, depending on research/education projects.)
Employment conditions:
Salary: Salaries will be provided within the following range, depending on work experience 
and other considerations (as of April 2014).
JPY 13,500 to 20,290 per day
(When permanent staff salaries are revised, the salaries of research specialists may 
also be subject to revision accordingly.)
 
Hours: 8:30 to 17:15 including the lunch hour from 12:00 to 13:00
 (The flex time arrangement is also available.)
 
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and New Year holidays (29 December to 3 
January)
 
Leave: 1) Annual paid leave: 10 days per year
(Up to 3 days for the initial 3 months of the employment and up to 5 days for the 
initial 6 months.)
 2) Special paid leave: funerals and other similar cases
 3) Unpaid leave: sickness and other similar cases
 
Allowance: overtime work, holiday work, bonuses (June, December), commuting, housing subsidy, 
etc.
Insurance: health care, pension, unemployment, work-related injury
 
Position description: 
ICHARM’s mission is to be the world center of excellence to provide best practical strategies for prevention and mitigation of water-related disasters and assist localities, nations, regions and the world in their implementation. To accomplish this mission, we are searching for capable individuals who are excellent at taking the initiative in research and training on management of water-related disasters, such as floods, droughts and landslides. The position is responsible for supervising students in the doctoral course of disaster management and the master’s course of disaster management policy as an adjunct associate professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). She or he is also responsible for teaching participants in short-term training courses specifically designed for developing countries. We expect the candidates to be able to carry out research and supervise students for degrees in hydrological modeling for runoff and inundation analysis or in disaster risk assessment, hoping that results from such activities will successfully lead to practical measures for disaster management. It is also preferable that the applicants are capable of acquiring research funds from external schemes and conducting a wide range of research activities.
 
Qualifications:
1) Doctoral degree in hydrology or water-related disaster management
2) Adequate research and teaching experience to serve as an associate professor in hydrology or 
water-related disaster management at graduate-level programs
3) High level of English fluency for giving lectures, supervising doctoral and master’s theses, 
conducting collaborative research with overseas researchers, and paper presentation
It is necessary to satisfy above 1),2),3) conditions.
And, preferably international work experience in hydrology or water-related disaster management

Closing date:
17:00 (Japan time), 1st December 2014
Selection:
Applicants who pass the document screening will be interviewed. The most qualified applicant will be 
selected for the position based on expertise, work experience, previous work achievements, research 
enthusiasm, English skills, and other factors. 
Application documents: 
The following documents must be A4 size and written in Japanese or English except document (7), 
which must be written in English. No specific format is required.
1) Resume (curriculum vitae)
2) List of past work achievements
3) List of journal papers
4) Copies of journal papers (up to five)
5) Certificate of the academic degree
6) Certified academic transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate schools
7) Essay on your future work or research at ICHARM (600 to 1000 words, A4 size, one page, English 
only)
8) Additional information

Contact Address for Application and Inquiry:
Minoru KAMOTO (Mr.)
Yukie OKAWA (Ms.)
ICHARM, Public Works Research Institute1-6 Minamihara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 305-8516
Phone: +81-29-879-6809
Fax: +81-29-879-6709
E-mail: icharm_recruitment@pwri.go.jp
Application documents must be sent by registered mail with “Application for Research Specialist” 
clearly printed on the front of the envelope.
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