Team Leader in the RIKEN SPring-8 Center

Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, JAPAN
Monthly salary will be paid based on the annual salary. Social health insurance, commuting and housi
February 14 2017
Position Type
Full Time

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Team Leader (indefinite-term researcher in management position) to serve in a leadership position in following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a medium- to long-term perspective.
1. Number of openings
2. Position
Team Leader (indefinite-term researcher in management position)
3. Research area:
Research and development of advanced data acquisition and processing for next generation photon sources
Advances in synchrotron radiation and X-ray free-electron laser sources require high performance X-ray detectors with high repetition rate, high intensity, and high precision capabilities, and also an associated huge data processing technology.  In anticipation of a diffraction-limited storage ring and a storage ring based X-ray free-electron laser, which are anticipated to be built in the 2020s and 2040s, respectively, the performance of detectors and processing technology are expected to advance further. RIKEN is looking for a team leader in this field with world-class expertise in state-of-the-art semiconductor and very-large-scale integrated circuit technologies with a deep knowledge of X-ray detection physics and an eye for practical application.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the area described above and work as a team leader in the RIKEN SPring-8 Center (
4. Qualifications
We are seeking applicants who have extensive experience in the development of X-ray imaging detectors with excellent research and development achievements. In order to lead a team in the field described above, successful candidates are expected to have a great deal of experience in collaborating with private semiconductor and VLSI manufacturers. RIKEN welcomes applications from nationals of all countries.

5. Start of Employment
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after October 1, 2017.
6. Application documents
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7. Application deadline
The application must arrive no later than March 31, 2017 (Japan time).
(1) All application documents should be sent by post mail (ordinary registered mail or simplified registration).
(2) E-mailed, faxed, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
(3) Application documents will not be returned.
8. Selection process
After application documents are screened, only the successful candidates will be asked to have an interview.
9. Contact Information and Submission Address
Application documents should be submitted to:
Research Personnel Affairs Section
Human Resources Division
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
For inquiries: kjk-desk (at)
Contact by phone is not available.
Handling of personal information:
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.