Position on marine plastic pollution in Japan available

Posted: 19 June 2020

Closing: 31 July 2020

Category: Non MASTS

Available Position: JAMSTEC is Recruiting One Position as a Researcher (II).


Recruiting Department: Marine Plastics Research Group (M-Plastics), Marine Biodiversity and Environmental

Assessment Research Center (BioEnv), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)


Job Description: We seek a researcher who will conduct marine plastic research at the Marine Plastics Research Group

(M-Plastics) of the Marine Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment Research Center (BioEnv. Director: Katsunori



Our group is studying the extent of marine plastic pollution from the sea surface to the deep-sea in the North Pacific, and

assessing its impact on marine ecosystems using multiple approaches, including ship-board observations, laboratory

experiments, and the development of innovative sampling and measurement methods/systems. Given that marine

plastic pollution is currently an urgent environmental topic facing the global community, scientists are urged to provide

credible evidence on the composition, distribution, and density of marine plastics by analyzing numerous samples

collected by intensive ocean monitoring, efficiently and quantitatively. In close collaboration with other group members,

the successful applicant will be responsible for conducting research on microplastics distribution and dynamics, and

produce high-quality scientific outcomes. She/he will also be involved in various outreach activities, such as public

lectures, which is the duty of any scientists working on socio-economic issues such as marine plastic pollution.


Website: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ocean-plastic/e/

Application Deadline: 31 July 2020