Seeking a Technical Staff(EIMS-1702)


Laboratory for Next-Generation Proteomics (YCI Lab)
Young Chief Investigator Program
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
(Program Director: Tadashi Yamamoto, YCI: Dr. Yibo WU))

Research Field

The Next-Generation Proteomics team focuses in obtaining a deep understanding of protein expression and function in complex systems. The team applies cutting-edge mass spectrometry technology and bioinformatics analysis for highly multiplexed protein quantification. This technology is applied in a wide range of research including biomarker discovery, pathway analysis and mechanism studies. Our team conducts accurate and highly multiplexed protein quantification for research in immunology, metabolism and aging.

Job title and Job description

Available Positions: One opening for a Technical Staff (full-time, part-time).

Job descriptions:
You are responsible to perform sample preparation for mass spectrometry, and basic bioinformatical and statistical analysis of omics data. You assist the team to optimize workflow for proteomics analysis.

Position-specific tasks are as follows:

  1. Perform wet lab tasks, e.g. protein extraction and digestion
  2. Conduct omics data analysis, mainly proteomics data
  3. Assist in mass spectrometry measurement


  • Evan Williams*, Yibo Wu*, et al. Systems proteomics illuminates genetic mechanisms linking mitochondrial function and metabolism. Science. 2016 Jun 10;352(6291). (*Co-first author)
  • Yibo Wu*, Evan Williams*, et al. Multilayered genetic and omics dissection of mitochondrial activity in a mouse reference population. Cell. 2014 Sep 11;158(6).

Technical Staff:
Provides technical support for laboratory, etc.


  • Education in biology-related fields (at least MSc degree, preferably PhD)
  • Interest in mass spectrometry and omics data analysis
  • Responsible and accurate working style, and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Good ability to communicate in English
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to engage in the research in a coordinated manner.

Work location

RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan

Salary and benefits

Terms of contract:

  1. One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, up to June 30, 2022.
  2. RIKEN may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee's abilities, work load at the time of contract completion, performance and work attitude and b) the continuation of the employee's center, laboratory or project and RIKEN's management situation and budget at the time. In principle, employment contracts will not be renewed for individuals older than 65 years.
  3. The employee's period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 10 years from the initial date of hire (or 10 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date).


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).


Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.

Other provisions

Other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

For part-time positions

*Consultation is available for those considering part-time positions (Special Appointment Employees). The work schedule for such a position is one of the following:

  1. 7.5 hours per day, 4 days per week (30 hours total/week)
  2. 6 hours per day, 5 days per week (30 hours total/week)
  3. 7 hours per day, 4 days per week (28 hours total/week)

The fixed monthly salary is based on employee experience, abilities and results. Other matters such as the contract period, social insurance, holidays, allowances, etc. are the same as for full-time employees.

*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. When applicants are judged to be equally qualified on the basis of fair and impartial criteria, women applicants will be given preference.

Application and required documents

Please provide the documents indicated below as PDF files and send them to the email address indicated in [Contact Information].
*Please write "Application Documents; (EIMS-1702)Next-Generation Proteomics, Technical Staff- Full-time (or Part-time)" in the subject line.

Required Documents

  1. CV with photograph and Email address.
    *Please indicate the open call ID [EIMS-1702] in the upper right corner of the CV.
  2. Statement of Purpose and brief description of future aspirations (within one A4-size page).
  3. List of skills and experience (within one A4-size page).
  4. Recommendation Letter (1):
    *The desired laboratory, position title and contact information for the recommending person must be included.
    *If it is difficult to obtain a recommendation letter from the current supervisor, a recommendation from a third party will be accepted.) The letter of recommendation should be addressed to the “Director of the Center for Integrative Medical Sciences.”
    *If the person providing the recommendation will send the letter directly, please send it to the address indicated in [Contact Information] below.
  5. Certificate of graduation, copy of diploma for highest degree (photocopy acceptable) or official letter of impending graduation.
    *This document can be sent anytime up until the day of final interview.

Application documents will not be returned.


Position will be closed after a suitable candidate is found.

Handling Personal Data

Handling of Personal Data: All private data sent to RIKEN in application for employment is handled in strict confidentiality, and such data is not utilized for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party. Application documents will not be returned.

Selection process

After the document screening, successful applicants will be interviewed.

Start of Employment

At the earliest possible time. (negotiable).

Contact Information

Recruiting staff for RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
Administrative Division, RIKEN Yokohama Branch
(please change [at] to @ to complete address)