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Seeking a few Part timer (Y20006)


Genome Immunobiology RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
(RIKEN Hakubi Team Leader: Nicholas Parrish)

Research Field

Virology, Mouse genetics
Our laboratory is testing host genetic factors contributing to virus immunity using genome-engineered mice.

For more information, please refer to the following webpage:
Genome Immunobiology RIKEN Hakubi Research Team | RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences

Job title and Job description

Job title

Research Part-time Worker II, a few positions

Job description

We are looking for a part-time worker to assist with animal experiments. Work will include animal handling, breeding, and genotyping, as well as analyzing animal tissues by RT-qPCR, Western blot, and microscopy.


  • Basic computer skills (E-mail, Excel, Word, and Power Point) are required.
  • Possesses good communication skills and engage in research in a coordinated manner.
  • Experience working with experimental animals is required.
  • Experience with PCR and microscopy is required.
  • Experience working with viruses in a P2a biosafety environment is strongly favorable.
  • Graduated from a vocational school or higher, or working experience in a laboratory deemed equivalent

Work location

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

Salary and benefits

Hourly wage

1,100-1,300JPY (Research Part-time WorkerⅡ)
The category of Part-time Staff is based on RIKEN regulations, with consideration given to the skills and experience of the candidate.

Commuting allowance: provided (within a pre-determined range)

Terms of contract

The initial contract will be from hiring date until March 31, 2021.

  • -A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on the agreement of both parties, to a maximum of five years from the date of hire.
  • -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.
  • -The employee’s period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 5 years from the initial date of hire (or 5 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date. However, employees who have previously worked at RIKEN may be subject to different rules on period of fixed-term employment. Please refer “RIKEN employment duration for fixed-term employees” for more details if necessary.).

Working days

4-5 days per week

Working hours

The work hours shall be one of the following, with the total time not to exceed 35 hours/week.

  • 1.9 a.m.–5:20 p.m. (four times or less per week)
  • 2.Set hours between 9 a.m. and 5:20 p.m., in one-hour units.

(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. Social insurance will be applied depending on the working conditions.
  • -No smoking on site (designated smoking areas available).
  • -Other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

Application and required documents

repare the documents indicated below as PDF files and send them to nicholas.parrish [at] riken.jp
* Write “Application Documents; Y20006 Part-time Staff” in the subject line

Documents to submit

  • 1.CV or CV with photograph and e-mail address.
  • 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)
  • 4.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

* Note: Application documents will not be returned.


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

Only person who pass the application screening will be interviewed (face-to-face or remote).

Start of Employment

at the earliest possible opportunity

Contact Information / Send application to

RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
Genome Immunobiology RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
Nicholas PARRISH
Email: nicholas.parrish [at] riken.jp


Updated as of Aug 3, 2020: "Job title".