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Seeking Postdoctoral Researcher(W681)

Research field and overview

The Superheavy Element Device Development Team synthesizes superheavy elements and conducts research to develop analysis technique to study these elements utilizing accelerators. The Team promotes research to search for new elements, and to elucidate the physical and chemical properties of the heavy and superheavy elements.

Job title, available positions and job description

Job title, available positions

Postdoctoral Researcher one or more positions
Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.

Job description

  • Upgrade target device, recoil separator and detectors to promote research spearheaded by the Superheavy element Device Development Team
  • Operation and maintenance of the devices
  • Provide support and assistance to collaborators

Qualifications

The candidate should possess a doctoral degree, or is a prospective PhD candidate who is scheduled to obtain a doctoral degree before the first day of work. He/she should also have expertise and experience in nuclear physics experiments.

Work location

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

Salary and benefits

  1. A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, to a maximum of the end of the fiscal year (March 31) in which the employee completes 5 years of employment.
  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).
  4. Depending on the review of the Employee's research results on its third year, the employment contract may not be renewed beyond the third year.

The salary system is annual and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will apply. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai) is required.
Days off include 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 promotes a Gender Equity Program by taking various measures to create an equitable workplace where both men and women are able to give full rein to their talents and abilities. When the abilities of candidates are judged to be equivalent through a fair and impartial evaluation process, preference will be given to females.
*Also, eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003, and eligible for applying for MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi)

Application and required documents

Required documents

  1. Complete CV (with photo and email address)
    Write down in the notes section of your CV the number written next to the title of the job position (e.g. W681).
  2. List of research achievements and publications
  3. Summary of major achievements to date and research proposal in future (one page A4 sized paper, respectively)
  4. A letter of recommendation including one from the current supervisor
    (If the current supervisor's recommendation is not available, a recommendation letter from a third party will be accepted)

How to apply

Send the PDF formatted application by email to morimoto[at]riken.jp
Note: Application documents will not be returned.

Deadline

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

Application screening and interview for selected applicants

Start employment

As early as possible

Contact information/Send application to

RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science
Laboratory for Superheavy Element Device Development Team
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
Email: morimoto[at]riken.jp (Replace [at] with @ )
For inquiries, please send an email.