Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher(W519)


Superconducting Quantum Simulation Research Team
Quantum Information Electronics Division
RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
(Team Leader: Jaw-Shen Tsai)

Research field and overview

Superconducting qubit possesses high degree of freedoms in the circuit design and ability to local control as well as readout quantum states. Utilizing these properties, the development of small scale quantum analog simulator that aiming for the simulations of macroscopic material properties is targeted. Study of non-equilibrium quantum dynamics in these circuits is also planned.
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Job title, available positions and job description

Job title, available positions

We expect applications for one position (Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher) on the following topic:

  1. Quantum simulation with superconducting circuits


Applicants who have expertise and experience in the abovementioned research topic, or those who are expected to be capable of producing prominent achievements in the research topic are strongly welcome. All nationalities will be considered. Applicants must have a doctor degree (or must be expected to receive a doctor degree until the employment). Applicants for Postdoctoral Researcher should have experience of post-doctoral research of less than 5 years.

Work location

Branch and address
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

Salary and benefits

One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable, based on the evaluation, up until March 31, 2021 at the latest. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A commuting allowance and a housing allowance are available. Social insurance is applicable. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai). Days off include Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan. 3), and RIKEN Foundation day. These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
RIKEN is promoting a Gender Equity 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.

Application and required documents

Required documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae (with photograph and e-mail address)
    *Write down in the notes section of your CV the number written next to the title of the job position (e.g. W519).
  2. List of publications and invited talks (five major papers should be specified.)
  3. Reprints (pdf files) of the above major papers
  4. Summary of major achievements to date and research proposal in future (five or les pages A4 sized paper in total)
  5. List of the names and contact information for three people who can evaluate your work.

How to apply

Please contact the team leader by e-mail before sending all the application documents below.

Note: Application documents will not be returned.


Open until the position is filled

Handling personal data

Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.

Selection process

Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews

Start employment

At the earliest possible time after October 1, 2017

Contact information/Send application to

All applicants should make inquiries for details prior to submission of documents.
Submitting documents and making inquiries are accepted only through the e-mail to
Dr. Jaw-Shen Tsai, Team leader, Superconducting Quantum Simulation Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) Email: tsai[at] (*[at] should be replaced with @.)