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JAMSTEC Young Research Fellow 2024

Aim of the Position

In order to support and encourage talented early career researchers who have just obtained Ph.D. to further develop their research theme, JAMSTEC launched the program to foster them in 2014. This program renamed as "JAMSTEC Young Research Fellow (JYRF)" in 2019, has been producing excellent researchers who are active internationally.
JAMSTEC invites early career researchers who are expected to play an active role in the international community and who are willing to take on challenging research activities.

Job Description

Successful fellows are expected to independently conduct scientific work on research topics of their own choice or to become involved in research already being conducted at JAMSTEC.
Research grants will be provided to successful fellows to facilitate the smooth start-up of their research at JAMSTEC (¥1,000,000 for the first fiscal year and ¥500,000 for the second and third years each). The successful fellow will also have access to the necessary facilities and equipment in JAMSTEC during the contract period.
Each successful fellow will be assigned a mentor and a sub-mentor. They are responsible for providing advice on the successful fellow's research progress and support for the all aspects of research life.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Any natural science or engineering field


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering field (including applicants expected to obtain a Ph.D. by the effective date of employment.)
*Specific dates regarding eligibility are below;

  • Applicants who have already been awarded a Ph.D. on or after August 1, 2018
  • Applicants who are expected to obtain a Ph.D. by September 30, 2024

For more information and how to apply



Iona McIntosh, Dr.
Researcher, past recipient of JAMSTEC Young Research Fellow 2016-2019

Dr. Takashi Toyofuku, Director of Marine Science and Technology Strategy Department has a conversation with Dr. Iona, researcher, past recipient of the Young Research Fellows in JAMSTEC.