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Seeking Part-time workers I or II (W24037)


Tensor Learning Team
Generic Technology Research Group
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
(Laboratory head: Qibin Zhao)

Research field

The Center for Advanced Intelligence Project has been launched with subsidy from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan for “Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform Project (AIP) -Artificial Intelligence/ Big Data/ Internet of Things/ Cybersecurity-”.
The Center conducts fundamental theoretical research and develops an innovative technology, with aiming to advance science and contribute to society or humanity.
This Center is a project with a maximum of 10 years from FY 2016.

For more information, please refer to the following link:
Tensor Learning Team | RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

Job title and job description

Job title

Research Part-time Worker I or II, several positions

Job description

The candidate is expected to conduct research in the field of tensor-based machine learning technology, adversarial machine learning algorithms or simulation of quantum machine learning utilizing tensor networks. We seek self-motivated students with a strong interest in innovative research. The programing skills and knowledge on machine learning algorithms are essential, and the experience of publishing papers at ML major conferences is expected.

The job description may be changed during the contract period or upon contract renewal to the extent described above.


Research part time worker I

Enrolled in a doctoral program and if a non-Japanese citizen, fulfills all of the following conditions:

  • 1)Can verify having Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
  • 2)Does not have a concurrent position outside of RIKEN
  • 3)Works no more than 28 hours per week

Research part time worker II

Enrolled in a master’s program and if a non-Japanese citizen, fulfills all of the following conditions:

  • 1)Can verify having Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
  • 2)Does not have a concurrent position outside of RIKEN
  • 3)Works no more than 28 hours per week

Work location

RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (1-4-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo)

RIKEN has implemented a work-from-home system. Employees can work from home in accordance with the prescribed procedures.
Work location will not be changed during the term of this employment contract or upon renewal.

Salary and benefits

Hourly wage

  • 1.1,450-2,000JPY (Research Part-time Worker I )
  • 2,1,150-1,400 JPY (Research Part-time Worker II)

(Hourly salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.)

Commuting allowance

provided (within a pre-determined range.)

Term of contract

The initial contract will be until March 31, 2025.

A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on the agreement of both parties, to a maximum of 5 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.

Working days

1-5 days per week (weekdays only)

Working hours

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

  • 1.9:00-15:50
  • 2.9:00-14:50

(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. Social insurance will be applied depending on the working conditions.
  • Paid leave includes annual paid leave (up to 20 days depending on the number of days and hours worked per week and the month of employment), special paid leave (childcare, family nursing care, etc.), and work life balance holidays (up to 7 days depending on the month of employment).
  • There are also additional leave systems such as maternity leave, childcare leave, and family nursing care leave.
  • Smoking will be entirely prohibited on site from April 2024.
  • These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
  • RIKEN is actively undertaking initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity, and moving forward with the establishment of a diverse and vibrant research environment. If multiple candidates are found to have the same aptitude following a fair assessment, active efforts will be made to recruit female candidates.

Application and required documents

Required documents

CV or CV

How to apply

Please make inquiries to the contact address listed below, and then send the PDF formatted application by email at the same contact address.

  • *(RIKEN CV) Write the RIKEN job ad number “W24037”, indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in the RIKEN job ad number section in the upper right corner of your CV.
  • *(Original CV) Write down in the notes section of your CV the number written next to the title of the job position (e.g. W24037).

The subject line of the email should be "Laboratory for Tensor Learning Team Part-Timer Application Form".
Note: Application documents will not be returned.


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 at RIKEN. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.

Selection process

Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.

Start of Employment

As early as possible

Contact information

RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 15th floor,
1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan
Email: aip-hr [at] ml.riken.jp
For inquiries, please send an email.


Updated as of May 16, 2024: "Qualifications" and "Working hours"