Careers

Seeking a Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist (W19040)

Laboratory

RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program
(Program Director: Tetsuo Hatsuda)

Research Field

“Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS) program” (program director: T. Hatsuda) promotes interdisciplinary collaborations and creation of new interdisciplinary fields through the interactions among researchers in mathematics, theoretical sciences, and computational sciences. Also, iTHEMS aims at nurturing young scientists who cross the boundaries between different disciplines.

For more information, please refer to the following website:
RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)

Job title and Job description

Job title, available positions

Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist, one position

Position-specific task is as follows:

  • [Research Scientist]
    Conduct research projects under the program.
  • [Senior Research Scientist]
    Assist the Program Director or the Deputy Program Director, lead and supervise researchers affiliated with the program, and carry out research projects under the program autonomously.

The applicant will be assigned to an appropriate position based on his/her ability, aptitude, etc.

Job description

iTHEMS is seeking a theoretical physicist in condensed matter science. Successful applicant is expected to pursue top-level researches in condensed matter science and also to lead interdisciplinary collaborations among different fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, life science, computational science, information science and social science under the concept of iTHEMS. For more details, send an e-mail to the contact address below.

Qualification

Applicants must have Ph.D. or expect to receive Ph.D. before the date of the appointment.

Work location

Branch and address

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

Salary and benefits

  1. [Research Scientist]
    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.
    [Senior Research Scientist]
    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 7 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).

In principle, there will be a trial period of employment (2 months).
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).
This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes.

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 is promoting a Gender Equality 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.

*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 applying for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

Application and required documents

Required documents

  1. CV or CV (with photo and email address)
    *Write the RIKEN job ad number “W19040”, indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in the RIKEN job ad number section in the upper right corner of your CV.
  2. list of publications
  3. Research statement (summary of research and research plan)
  4. your view of interdisciplinary theoretical and mathematical sciences
  5. contact address of more than two reference persons
  6. Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
    If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, “Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR” with your signature.
    *You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
    Data protection | European Commission

How to apply

Application documents should be updated through AcademicJobsOnline.

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, interview and oral presentation by selected applicants

Start of Employment

October 1st, 2019 (Negotiable)

Contact Information

RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
For inquiry, send an e-mail to ithems_app_ [at]_ml.riken.jp with Subj: iTHEMS Research Scientist (inquiry: condensed matter science). (Replace [at] with @)