GIS and Environmental Data Specialist for Environmental Data Support Setion

The  Okinawa  Institute  of  Science  and  Technology  Graduate  University  (OIST)  invites applications for the position of GIS and Environmental Data Specialist for Environmental Data Support Section. The GIS and Environmental Data Specialist will provide support for marine and terrestrial environmental research activities at OIST, focusing on data collection, data curation, and data analysis.

OIST has developed a new interdisciplinary model for education and research that brings together the best international graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to work side by side with world-class faculty members in modern well-equipped laboratories. Situated in a stunningly beautiful ecological setting on the island of Okinawa. OIST is a university that has no departments or artificial barriers that separate investigators in different fields. Its international student body and faculty represent nationalities from all over the world.

Concentrating initially on Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Physical Sciences, OIST attracts the best minds in the world to Okinawa to transform the way science and education is done in the global academic world.

Position summary:
The GIS and Environmental Data Specialist for Environmental Data Support Section will be responsible for producing GIS resources supporting the OIST research community, both on a global scale but also with heavy focus on Okinawa. The specialist will report to the Section leader of the Section Leader for Environmental Data Support Section and will assist in the collection and curation of land, sea, and satellite data and facilitate the distribution of open access resources.

Location 

1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0412

Responsibilities 

  1. Support marine and terrestrial environmental research activities at OIST, focusing on data collection, data curation, and data analysis. 

  1. Collect and curate land, sea, and satellite data and facilitate the distribution of open access resources.   

  1. Produce GIS resources supporting the OIST research community, both on a global scale but also with heavy focus on Okinawa 

  1. Provide technical support to OIST research community on GIS and environmental data analyses. 

  1. Be a key member of the OKEON Churamori project, with particular focus on collection, curation, and analysis of core data streams.

Qualifications 

  1. A Bachelors or higher in a related field 

  1. Extensive experience in environmental data collection, curation, and analysis 

  1. Technical expertise in GIS, remote sensing, data logging 

  1. A strong record of research experience and research accomplishment 

  1. Business level communication skills in English 

  1. Experience working in a team environment 

  1. Good collaborative skills relevant to a multi-user environment 

  1. Good communication and interpersonal skills 

  1. The ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships

Report to 

Section Leader of the Environmental Data Support Section

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term:
Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3 month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.

Working hours:
9:00-17:30 

Compensation & Benefits 

Compensation:
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

Benefits:
- Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
- Annual paid leave and summer holidays
- Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Apply by uploading your submission documents HERE*.
*This is a secure file uploading system for handling confidential materials.

If you have any questions, please contact us at recruiting[at]oist.jp.
(replace [at] with @ before using this email address)

Submission Documents 

- Cover letter in English (and Japanese if possible)
- Curriculum vitae in English (and Japanese if possible)
* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.

Application Due Date 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Declaration 

  • OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
  • Please view OIST policy for rules on external professional activities
  • Further details about the University can be viewed on the OIST website www.oist.jp.