Seeking a Part-time Staff [CCTT-1703]

Research field

The RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies has two core purposes. One is to develop key technologies for breakthroughs in the medical and pharmaceutical applications of life science. The other is to conduct groundbreaking research and development for the next-generation life sciences.

The Division of Genomic Technologies plans to develop methods for screening of key regulatory factors, with selection based on transcriptional networks, epigenomes and ncRNAs, in order to establish a pipeline to accomplish complete cell conversion methods, including differentiation of stem cells safely and terminally. We also develop methods for diagnosis of human biomarkers for human health and diseases.

The Cell Conversion Technology Team (CCTT) focuses on the development of key technologies to achieve multitude of cell conversions using both high-throughput robotics and single-cell “multiplex” screening system. These systems integrate with the Next Generation Sequencers (NGS) to map the network of mediators, such as transcription factors, noncoding RNAs and epigenetic factors, that are involved in the regulation of (direct) cellular reprogramming.

Job title and description

Position available

One opening for a Part-time Staff

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated part time staff to assist with molecular/cell biology experiments in the lab. Experience with general cell culture and strong background in molecular biology techniques (RNA isolations, qRT-PCR) coupled with a positive work ethic and desire to learn may be sufficient. Sample coordination and administrative support for FANTOM projects may be requested.


  1. Should hold a bachelor's level or higher degree and have a background in biology or related.
  2. Technical skills for PCR, qPCR, cloning and immunofluorescence are preferable.
  3. Experience in genome analysis is beneficial but not necessary.
  4. Basic computer skills (Email, Excel, Word, and Power Point) are required.
  5. Possesses good communication skills and engages in research in a coordinated manner.

Work location

RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (Yokohama Campus)
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan

Salary and benefits

Hourly wage

940JPN (Part-time Staff Ⅲ(Clerical work))
1,000-1,200JPN (Part-time Staff Ⅱ(Research assistant))
1,300-1,500JPN (Part-time Staff Ⅰ(Research support))

Commuting allowance

provided (within a pre-determined range)

Terms of contract

The contract will be until March 31, 2018.

Working days

4-5 days per week

Working hours

Within 26 hours/week with daily working hours between 9:00 to 16:50
(Working days and hours are negotiable. However, daily working hours cannot be shifted for different days.)


Saturdays and Sundays, Japanese national holidays, New Year holidays (Dec.29-Jan.3), and RIKEN Foundation Day (4th Monday in October).

Other provisions

-Worker's accident compensation insurance applies in all cases. For persons working at least 20 hours/week and is employed for more than 31 days, unemployment insurance applies*. If certain additional conditions are met, enrollment in social insurance is required*.
*Does not apply to students.
-Other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

Required documents and deadlines

Prepare the documents indicated below as PDF files and send them to nana.tamura[at] (Replace “[at]” with “@”.)
*Write “Application Documents; [CCTT-1703] CLST/DGT–Part-time Staff” in the subject line.

Documents to submit

  1. CV with photograph and Email address
    * Using the RIKEN format above is appreciated.
  2. List of skills, job experiences and research achievements (within one A4-size page)
  3. Reason for applying and future aspirations (within one A4-size page)

Note: Application documents will not be returned.


Until the position is filled

Handling of personal data

Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and used only for the purpose of applicant screening and hiring. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances.

Selection process

Only person who pass the application screening will be interviewed.

Start of employment

Earliest date possible (negotiable).

Additional notice

Category of Part-time Staff (stated in the ‘Salary and benefit’ section) will be determined depending on the skills, experience, and the evaluation of the interview before the employment contract is signed.

Contact information

Any questions about this position should be sent to the Email address given below.

Nana TAMURA, Personnel in Division of Genomic Technologies,
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
nana.tamura[at] “[at]” with “@”.)